What happens after applying for EngTech?

Royal Navy Engineering Technician (EngTech) professional registration - what happens next and the outcome/decision.

How we use your personal data

The application process includes peer assessment by registered engineers and technicians who are IET members. These members are not IET staff, but volunteers who have been trained for this purpose.

How we use your personal data.

Internal review

On receipt of your application for EngTech, it will be allocated to an IET member of staff who will remain your personal point of contact throughout the registration process.

Your application will be:

  • reviewed by staff;
  • reviewed by experienced and trained members.

They will consider whether or not you have demonstrated the competence required for registration. You will be advised if any further evidence is needed.

You may be invited to attend an interview, so that trained assessors can look in more detail at the activities you carry out in the course of your day-to-day work. This will give them more information about your level of responsibility and, thus help them to establish your competence.


Successful applicants for EngTech will receive a letter to confirm the decision and will be added to the Engineering Council register of professional engineers.

Should your application be unsuccessful you will receive a letter advising you about the additional experience or knowledge required. You will also be referred to a professional registration advisor who will be able to provide you with guidance and support. In some cases a different registration category may be recommended.

Need help?

We will do as much as we can to support you with any aspect of your application, so please get in touch if you need help and advice.

Tel: +44 (0) 1438 767 333
Email: profreg@theiet.org