[Announcement] Membership Application - The Direct Membership Referral (DMR) Scheme Route


Membership Application
The Direct Membership Referral (DMR) Scheme Route

As resolved during the General Council meeting held on 13 February 2019, application for Member Class of membership via the existing Direct Membership Referral (DMR) Scheme Route was revised to include the professional qualification of 3 additional peer institutions being recognized as equivalent to that of MHKICM under the Scheme with immediate effect.
Details of the revised Direct Membership Referral Scheme are as follows:

The DMR Scheme was first commenced from 5 December 2012 and as resolved during the General Council meeting held on 12 December 2018 to extend up to 31 December 2019.
Corporate Members of the following professional institutions, being recognized as equivalent to that of MHKICM under the Scheme, together with relevant working experience as required by HKICM:
  • Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA)
  • Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) (Structural, Civil, Building, Building Services, and Geotechnical Divisions)
  • Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) (Building Surveying or Quantity Surveying Division)
  • Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)
  • Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
  • Australian Institute of Building (AIB)
  • Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
  • Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) (Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying & Construction, Project Management Path)
Application Procedures
The Candidate is required to submit the following:
  • A completed and duly signed Direct Membership Referral Scheme (DMR) Membership Application Form endorsed by TWO members of the General Council of HKICM.
  • All supporting documents, including diploma(s)/ certificate(s) covering academic and professional qualifications, training and experience report, must be submitted together with the application. All the aforesaid documents must be certified by ONE member of the General Council of HKICM.
  • A training and experience report detailing the training and working experience.
  • 3 cheques - one for Application Fee, one for Entrance Fee and one for Subscription Fee should be made payable to “Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers, Ltd.’ must be enclosed together with the application form.
* All candidates applying for Member Class of Membership via DMR Scheme Route are required to attend a Professional Interview while the Test Paper will be waived.

  1. The Membership Application Fee for the DMR is HK$600.00 (non-refundable) payable to HKICM upon submission of application.
  1. The Entrance Fee is HK$1,000.00 and Membership Subscription Fee is HK$1,500.00 (effective 1 April 2019) payable to HKICM by cheques, attached to the Application Form, to be debited only upon admission.
  1. Payments - 3 separate cheques, one for application fee of HK$600.00 (non-refundable), one for entrance fee of HK$1,000.00 and the other of HK$1,500.00 for membership subscription, must be attached to the Application Form, crossed and payable to the 'HONG KONG INSTITUTE OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS, LTD.' Please make sure the cheques are good for payment, a returned cheque will invalidate the direct admission application without further notice.
  Application Form - Direct Membership Referral Scheme (DMR) (pdf / Words Version)

Professional Assessment
A Candidate seeking admission to the class of Member shall be required to attend a Professional Assessment. The Professional Assessment shall be conducted by a Panel of Professional Assessors delegated by the General Council for the purpose of assessing the extent to which a Candidate for the class of Member meets the admission requirements and to ascertain the quality of the Candidate's technical and responsible experience within a recognized discipline in the construction field. Details of the Professional Assessment are given in Section 3 of Membership Handbook.

  Professional Assessment Guidance Notes for Candidates

The Secretariat
Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers, Limited
20 February 2019