Register as an Engineer

IHEEM holds a licence from the Engineering Council to register suitably qualified and experienced engineers as Engineering Technician, Incorporated Engineer and Chartered Engineer. Such registrants are entitled to use the designatory letters EngTech, IEng or CEng as appropriate.

Engineering is all around us, satisfying everything from our basic needs to our more complex dreams and ambitions. The engineers and technicians who make this possible enjoy contributing to teams through technical endeavour to sustain and improve lives. They possess an incredible range of creative talent that is underpinned by their enquiring minds and balanced by their intellect and judgement. Society rightly places great faith in the engineering profession, trusting engineers and technicians to regulate themselves on its behalf. This trust can only be delivered through significant individual commitment that is publicly demonstrated by the attainment of the professional competence and behaviours that are described in this Standard. The men and women who aspire to be recognised as professional engineers and technicians require independent assessment of their competence and commitment, UK-SPEC provides the means to achieve this. (1)

 (1) From the Foreword to UK-SPEC 2014 Edition

Why Register?

Professional registration has many benefits, not only for individuals and their employers, but also for the profession, the UK economy and wider society.

Benefits to the individual include:

  • Improved career prospects
  • Status of being part of a technological elite
  • International recognition of your qualifications
  • Recognition of your expertise and hard work
  • Higher Earnings Potential
  • Greater influence within your organisation and industry
  • High self-esteem
  • Access to life-long learning
  • Letters after your name

Benefits to employers include:

  • Increased technical credibility with customers
  • The means to benchmark the qualifications of employees
  • Assurance that the employee has satisfied a rigorous assessment of their engineering competence
  • Confirmation that the credentials being claimed are actually held
  • Assurance that the employee is keeping up-to-date with professional codes of conduct
  • A means to satisfy requirements of the Quality Management Systems standards e.g. ISO 9001:2008, IiP, Indemnity Insurance

Download the Guide to Professional Registration with the Engineering Council  

Link to the Engineering Council YouTube Channel to find out more.

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