Welcome to The Structural Exam ®! This website is created to help you through the IPD stages, whether you follow the “Individually Managed Route”, “Accredited Training Scheme Route” or the “Retrospectively Collated Route”. This will all culminate in taking the IStructE exam to become a Chartered Structural Engineer, where we also offer our advice.

We also sell our IStructE Exam Guidance Pack, which is written by Ralph Pelly and Bob Wilson, Chief Examiner for the IStructE Chartered Member Exam.

Depending on the type of work you do, you will probably be following either the route to becoming a Chartered Structural Engineer (CEng IStructE) or a Chartered Civil Engineer (CEng MICE). You can check our IStructE vs ICE page to try to identify which to pursue.

For help with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) you should follow our sister site The Civil Engineering Exam. This will also be of great help for those following the “Accredited Training Scheme Route” to IStructE Chartered Membership.

The paperwork and administrative hurdles to doing your Chartership can seem daunting and confusing if you do not seek help. We want to help you get through the Initial Professional Development stages quickly as possible, so that you can focus your time preparing for the significantly more difficult Chartered Member Examination and also towards creating real engineering value in your work.

Feel free to contact us at any time!

We're constantly building this site up to include many more pages of helpful interview and exam preparation advice, worked solutions to some recent IStructE past papers and some video tutorials to help you achieve your goals.