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Professional registration

Professional registration is an independent assessment of knowledge, understanding, commitment and competence.

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The IET is an awarding body for five professional titles: Chartered Engineer (CEng), Incorporated Engineer (IEng), Chartered IT Professional (CITP), Engineering Technician (EngTech) and ICT Technician (ICTTech). These globally recognised professional qualifications indicate a high level of competence and commitment to remaining at the forefront of developments within the profession; something that is equally valued by employers and clients. It is intended to ensure high standards, demonstrate transferable skills, up-to-date professional competence and continued professional development.

Registration for HE Technician staff

Your highly specialist and professional technical support team is critical to the provision of quality services for the university; they should therefore be given the opportunity to be recognised and valued for the work they do.

They will become role models for new staff joining the university and ambassadors contributing to improving the student professional development experience. Our professional registration advisors will help your staff determine the right professional title according to their speciality and assist them through the registration process; mentors outside the workplace will help identify professional development opportunities. The IET is working with HEaTED to provide support to your technical staff with their professional development and progress towards professional registration. 

Registration for Academic staff

As part of your accreditation status, 50% of your teaching staff needs to be professionally registered. This requirement is intended to ensure high standards, demonstrate transferable skills, up-to-date professional competence and continued professional development.

The IET is licensed by the Engineering Council to award the professional engineering and ICT qualifications: Engineering Technician (EngTech), ICT Technician (ICTTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and Chartered Engineer (CEng). These globally recognised professional qualifications indicate a high level of competence and commitment to remain at the forefront of developments within the profession; something that is equally valued by employers and clients. We also offer Chartered IT Professional (CITP) through the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, and have partnered with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) to offer IET members a route to qualify as a Chartered Manager (CMgr). As an Academic Partner you can request on campus professional registration workshops and advisory sessions for academic and technical staff and researchers.

University Based Registration Schemes

We can support you in reaching CEng or IEng registration through a University Based Registration Scheme (UBRS). These tailored schemes aim to develop staff members and provide a structured pathway to achieving professional registration.

Subject to sufficient numbers, your scheme can be tailored with pre-agreed timescales for:

  • on campus professional registration workshops
  • on campus 1:2:1 meetings with a Professional Registration Advisor (PRA)
  • submission of draft application forms for PRA feedback
  • submission of final application forms for assessment

Follow the link for an example of a University Based Registration Scheme. We have also put together useful guidance notes, specifically for those in academia going through the professional registration process.

Contact your Account Manager to find out more about professional registration for students, academics and technical staff.