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RAF Engineer Branch

CEng, IEng or EngTech special registration agreements for RAF Engineer Branch.

Apply for professional registration

You will need to become a member of the IET before applying for professional registration.  For more information please visit the Armed Forces IET Membership page.

To avoid duplication for applicants in demonstrating competence the IET has recognised the particularly rigorous internal training and competence assessment systems employed by the RAF and has been able to use this to underpin part of the IET process for registration applications.

A specially tailored application form has been designed for applicants following this route which takes into account the RAF's internal assessment systems.

Download a professional registration application pack.

Eligibility criteria

These routes have been defined by a series of benchmarks which form the eligibility criteria for each category of professional registration as follows:

CEng 

Criteria

  • Current serving member of the RAF Engineer Branch;
  • Hold the substantive rank of Squadron Leader or above for a minimum of 2 years;
  • Have completed a Technical Engineering Appointment;
  • Have an accredited Bachelors' degree with honours in engineering or technology, plus either an appropriate Masters' degree accredited by a professional engineering institution, or evidence of additional learning to Masters level; or an integrated MEng degree.

or

  • Clear demonstration to the satisfaction of the IET achievement of the same level of knowledge and understanding as the above. Examples of training and experience leading to the same level of personal technical contribution are required.

IEng 

Criteria

  • Current serving member of the RAF Engineer Branch;
  • Hold the substantive rank of at least Flight Lieutenant in the Engineer Branch or Flight Sergeant in Trade Groups 1 or 5;
  • Have served in a Technical Engineering Appointment, at the minimum rank specified, for at least two years (with officers requiring a total of 4 years' Service following completion of training);
  • Have an appropriate Bachelors' degree in engineering or technology, ideally accredited; or a HNC, HND or FdEng in engineering or technology, plus evidence of appropriate additional leaning, including work-based learning.

or

  • Clear demonstration to the satisfaction of the IET achievement of the same level of knowledge and understanding as above. Examples of training and experience leading to the same level of personal technical contribution may be required.

NB: work to map Trade Group 4 roles to IEng is underway.

 

EngTech

  • Hold a NVQ L3 qualification in their trade or hold substantive corporal rank;
  • Completion of a programme leading to NVQ L3; or a suitable qualification at QCF3 (or SCQF or EQF equivalent) or above;

or

  • Clear demonstration to the satisfaction of the IET achievement of the same level of knowledge and understanding as the above. Examples of training and experience leading to the same level of personal technical contribution are required.

 

How to apply

Prior to completing your application form, please contact the RAF scheme coordinator SO2 A4 Engineer Branch Sponsor to confirm your eligibility:

Tel: +44 (0) 1494 496380

Please download the application pack using the link at the top of this page.  

The application form, once completed, should be sent with payment to:

Registration and Standards
The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Michael Faraday House
Six Hills Way
Stevenage
Hertfordshire
SG1 2AY
UK

Need help?

Should you have any questions or problems downloading the application pack, please contact us:

Email: armedforces@theiet.org