Membership in the college is by invitation only upon nomination and election. Prospective members must be proposed for membership by a Fellow in good standing, seconded by at least two other Fellows who have personal knowledge of the nominee, and nominated by the Membership Committee. Their election by the Board of Governors is then ratified by the entire membership. The college typically inducts a limited number of new members each year. Each Fellow may nominate only one candidate for membership each year. There are restrictions on the number of Fellows that may be admitted from one law firm. To be eligible for election into the college, a lawyer must be admitted to practice law before the highest court of his or her respective state, territory or country and have been actively and continuously engaged in the full time practice or teaching of law for a combined total of at least fifteen years. Additionally, only lawyers who the Board determines meet the following qualifications and requirements are eligible to be elected Fellows:
- Devotion of the majority of their professional time to the practice or teaching of construction law for a period of at least ten years immediately preceding nomination.
- Significant and outstanding service and contribution to the practice of construction law through teaching and lecturing, authorship of books, articles, program materials or other scholarly publications, and/or substantial participation in or leadership of professional or industry organizations and committees concerned with the practice or application of law in construction industry;
- Demonstration of the highest ethical and professional standards of practice.