Nationally recognised Grading

GRADING RECOGNITION

It is time for civil infrastructure managers to be recognised!

After joining, CIM Members can apply to be Graded. Grading is a way for you to be recognised for the experienced manager you are, and to clearly define your career path.

Grading is based on your work experience, which you enter into your work history in the Member portal. There are no exams or tests involved!

The Grading standards are set by the ICI Board on advice of the Grading Standards Committee, comprising a diverse range of industry participants. They ensure the Grades reflect a realistic pathway for individual career development, and will make the Grade holder desirable to the industry!

Grade Level Post Nominals Typical Grade Level Profile

Practitioner

PCIM

  • Typically 3-8 years of experience in the industry; and,
  • In a supervisory role (must supervise at least 1 or more persons) or junior management role.
  • Must achieve the minimum level in each and all five categories detailed in "Grading Scores".

Advanced

ACIM

  • Typically 9-14 years of experience in the industry; and,
  • In middle management role.
  • Must achieve the minimum level in each and all five categories detailed in "Grading Scores".

Expert

ECIM

  • Typically 15 years of experience or more in the industry; and,
  • In more senior management roles.
  • Must achieve the minimum level in each and all five categories detailed in "Grading Scores". 

Master

MCIM

  • Typically 20 years of experience or more in the industry; and,
  • Strong experience as a senior leader.
  • Must be contributing in a significant way to the Industry.
  • Is required to provide endorsement from referees.
  • Must achieve the minimum level in each and all five categories detailed in "Grading Scores". 

Progression

With one exception, the timing of the Grading decision is up to you. It's your call when you do it, and how far you go through the Grades.

The single exception reflects our Vision to improve the standard of civil management by encouraging the pursuit of continual professional development - we require that all Entrant CIM apply for at least one Grading within three years of joining the ICI.

We have set the system to ensure this is achievable for someone who is working  in the industry for 2-3 years as a graduate or a Leading Hand.

It's very possible you will already have that experience when you apply - if that's the case we welcome you applying for a Grading straight away - there is no need to wait.

I have joined ICI as an Entrant Civil Infrastructure Manager (CIM) – what next?

 

Grading is a simple process

So...how do you do it?

First, enter your civil history via the Member portal. It's easy to do and everyone  should do this  as soon as they join:

1. Tell us your work history 

  • Record your industry work experience
  • You can save it and print it
  • You can update your history as you move through your career and this will assist you to update your CV in the future

2. List your qualifications

  • List your current qualifications
  • Update the qualifications you receive from further education at any time

3.Enter your Core Learning Progress

4. Document your Industry Contribution

  • Enter any contributions you have made from the list of options

Some notes about your history:

  • It's confidential... it does not go anywhere.
  • Your information will be saved. You can return and update it at any time as your career progresses.
  • You can print it out and use it as an element of your CV.
  • You do not have to pay a fee till you actually submit and apply

Second, go and see what Grade you might be eligible for:

  • You can run a free test to preview the Grade/s you are eligible to apply for before you have to apply.
  • You can then apply when you are ready and use the post nominals when your Grade is shown.
  • You do not have to pay a fee till you actually submit and apply
  • The Grading result is instantaneous.. apart from Masters, the result will be given to you online immediately.
  • Masters will need to load up referees, and these will be interviewed before a Grade is awarded.

Please Note:

Once a Grading application is submitted, changes in the saved history are still possible, but will require a review by ICI before being approved. In this way we ensure the integrity of the results.

CIM Members applying for a Master Grade will be asked to have their application endorsed by two referees.You will still be able to run a test to see aif you meet  the Scores required, but as a consequence of the referee requirement, you will not receive an automated Grade result when you submit your application.You will be advised of your Grade when ICI has reviewed your referee endorsement.