Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

The Institute of Construction Claims Practitioners (ICCP) is an international organisation that provides recognition to those who have gained experience and qualifications within the specialist field of construction claims.

The objectives of the ICCP are: to establish international professional standards for the management of claims, to give recognition to those who have gained appropriate knowledge and experience in the management of claims and to help and educate those who wish to gain experience in the management of claims.

The ICCP is registered as a not for profit Special Purpose Trust in the Isle of Man. The institute currently has an Executive Officer who overseas the running of the institute and, as the institute grows in numbers, a committee will be appointed to help create policy and steer the institute in the direction that most benefits its members.

We can be contacted via the contact form on the Contact Us page of the website.

Membership

Membership comes with a range of benefits, the details of which can be found on our Benefits page.

Your membership is valid for one year from the date that your application is accepted. To maintain membership, you renewal fees must be paid on the same date each year.

Members are awarded membership at Associate (AICCP), Member (MICCP) or Fellow (FICCP), depending on their levels of experience and qualifications. Learn more about Membership.

The membership criteria varies and is dependent on the level of membership you choose to apply for. Please visit our Membership page for full details.

No. The ICCP recognises that most construction claims practitioners gain their knowledge through hands-on experience. Membership is therefore awarded based on a combination of existing qualifications and demonstrable experience within the construction claims industry. Learn more about Membership.

Industry protocol allows members of professional institutions to use an appropriate designation. Registered ICCP members may use AICCP (Associate), MICCP (Member) or FICCP (Fellow).

Application is quite simple. For full details on how to apply, please visit our How To Apply page under Membership.

For full details on membership fees, please visit our Membership Fees page. We would also like to note here that whilst there is some difference between Associate and Member fees, unlike other professional institutes, there is no difference between Member and Fellow fees. Rather than charge Fellows more to join, we opt to encourage Fellows to become involved in the institute in some capacity by serving on the ICCP Committee, contributing to the ICCP e-magazine, submitting articles for inclusion in the Member’s Area or presenting at ICCP conferences and / or seminars. We believe that such an approach encourages involvement from those viewed as experts within the industry and supports the idea of knowledge sharing.

Yes, we offer concessionary fees for applicants residing in certain countries. For full details of concessionary fees, please visit our Membership Fees page.

We will remind you to renew your subscription close to your renewal date so you don’t have to worry about it. If for some reason you do wish to contact us regarding your renewal, please send an email to membership@instituteccp.com.

If you have missed the reminders to renew your membership, don’t worry, your membership can easily be reinstated. For full details on how to get reinstated, please visit the Reinstate Membership page under Membership.

Application is quite simple. For full details on how to upgrade your membership level, please visit our Upgrade Membership page under Membership.

The Register of Claims Practitioners is a list of construction claims professionals who are available for appointment. All those listed are current members of the ICCP who have subscribed to this list as a means to promote their services and raise their professional profile. Each listing contains a professional image, background, profile and contact.

All members accepted at Member (MICCP) or Fellow (FICCP) have the option to subscribe to the Register of Claims Practitioners. The listing is charged at GBP 250 annually and the listing process will be undertaken at the same time as your membership application.

A referee is someone who can verify your membership application and all the information contained therein. Your referee must be someone who has known you in a professional capacity for a minimum of two years and who holds professional membership with another professional institute within the construction industry (e.g. CIOB, RICS, CICES, ICE, etc.).

Knowledge

The ICCP Knowledge Centre is your gateway to Knowledge. Search the Bookshop for the latest industry book releases and information on where to buy them. Explore the training and education sections for information on training and further education courses and best of all, stay updated on the latest uploads to the Knowledge Centre when you log in, via your personal newsfeed. Each listed item in the Knowledge Centre also has a comments feature which enables members to interact. If, for example, you have read one of the books listed in the Bookshop and found it useful, you can comment underneath the book and share your insight so that other members can benefit from this book too.

Members are encouraged to submit suitable material for inclusion in the Knowledge Centre. The Knowledge Centre currently holds a small number of the aforementioned materials but will continue to grow as the institute grows.

Absolutely. The ICCP intends to organise an annual conference after its first 18 months of operation. We also hope to organise seminars and CPD events in future.

Yes. The ICCP has a Training and Education sections where members can find details of accredited training and higher education courses offered by other organisations. Members and organisations are encouraged to keep us informed of events so that we can keep our information up to date.

Services to Third Parties

Yes. The ICCP maintains a list of current members which can be viewed on the ICCP Members page under Membership.

Whilst we do not recommend individual members or firms, we maintain a searchable database of individual and corporate ICCP members who are available for you to approach to discuss consultancy work.