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Created On: 07 October 2010 10:54 AM
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 07 October 2010 10:54 AM
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Aitken1953

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I find it very strange, that if registered with EC, there is no means to demonstrate your registration grade ie: the registration cards EC used to supply for approx £5 - The only way for me to demonstrate registration is by carrying around my EC Registration Certificate which really is a bit rediculous,

Is nothing being done about this, would be obliged for an answer from IET.
 07 October 2010 03:54 PM
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rar

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In the past the EC has issued a professional registration card like a credit card.
 09 October 2010 02:10 PM
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TeesdaleSpark

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Doesn't the IET membership card display this? I have a CIBSE membership card and it shows my registration grade.
 09 October 2010 02:52 PM
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rar

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The IET Membership card displays:
IET logo Member number
The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Name of Member
 05 November 2010 10:56 AM
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Aitken1953

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It should tell you whether you are C Eng / I Eng or Eng Tech, bearing in mind it is the IET who registers you with EC .
 05 November 2010 02:20 PM
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mbirdi

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As I recall this was queried some time ago and the response from IET was the card was intended to be issued on a one off basis. As a result of this it was decided not to include details of registration qualifications, so as to avoid the issue of supplying news cards and save on costs.

To maintain longevity of the cards, they should only show membership grades. i.e TMIET, MIET or FIET. If a member should transfer from MIET to FIET, then a new card would be issued.

May I suggest, the IET consider replacing the diary with IET business cards at the same cost of producing the diary? The cards would include full academic and professional registration qualification as well as membership grade. This would be most welcomed by members, even if the diary has to go, and make them feel the cost of membership is worth the price for these special IET printed business cards.

Imagine having to give out one of these cards to an employer, client or potential customer? I'm sure it would make members feel proud to be part of the IET and also advertise the IET to those potential new members and businesses.

If members want to keep the diary as well, then annual membership costs can be raised accordingly.

What do members think?

Edited: 05 November 2010 at 05:44 PM by mbirdi
 05 November 2010 11:59 PM
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ectophile

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Originally posted by: mbirdi
What do members think?


Personally, I'd rather have a diary which I can use to make notes of appointments, rather than a bit of plastic. I can't remember the last time I needed to show anyone what my qualifications were.

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 06 November 2010 06:32 AM
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rar

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Ever year the IEEE-USA issues a light card stating
Name and PE if a professional engineer

Member grade
Membership duration
year of validity
 06 November 2010 12:12 PM
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ArthurHall

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I would vote for the card over the diary.
More and more people are using electronic devices instead of diarys. As a contractor I am asked several times a year to produce evidence of training and compency so now I carry a folder in my car with copies of all my documents.
I think a card would be a step towards having engineers recognised in industry, particularly in construction. This is long overdue.
 07 November 2010 05:24 PM
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rar

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Certificate of membership or registration issued by the IET costs £18.00
http://www.theiet.org/membersh...icate/index.cfm


Registration Certificate issued by the EC free at the time of registration
Replacement or additional registration certificate costs £15.00
http://www.engc.org.uk/products.aspx
 08 November 2010 10:13 AM
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Aitken1953

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Come on IET get something done about this, none of your registered engineers can demonstrate their professional competence other than by carrying around their Diplomas - How about the people that want them pay for them, the people that dont want them dont get them ?

Or arrange for EC to supply cards to demonstrate EC Registration, the way they used to.
 08 November 2010 01:37 PM
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ectophile

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Originally posted by: wilson479

Originally posted by: ectophile





Personally, I'd rather have a diary which I can use to make notes of appointments




Personally I use Microsoft Outlook for this task and the IET diary will sit gathering dust in the drawer until I decide to throw it out.



But I do understand that not every member is within a few meters of their PC all day.


I use Outlook every day at work. But I also like to have a paper diary available for evening and weekend appointments. One day, I may get a smart phone and do away with the paper diary. I can be a bit of a Luddite at times - I will only embrace a new technology when I can see a need for it, rather than just because it's cool.

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 10 November 2010 03:10 PM
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dvaidr

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Card.
 19 June 2011 07:08 AM
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Brian Robertson

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Yes a card would be good, credit card size, nice to fit in the wallet.

Covering for example

IET logo & EC logo

Name: John Smith CEng MIET / IEng MIET / Eng Tech

Grade : Chartered Engineer / Incorporated Engineer / Technician

Member Number : 1234567

I think this would be good idea for the follwoing reasons

1. Could be displayed at interview to potential employer.
2. It displays the competence levels achieved by member.

Edited: 19 June 2011 at 07:15 AM by Brian Robertson
 19 June 2011 05:07 PM
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rar

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Why the IET and EC are reluctant to issue it???
 20 June 2011 08:50 AM
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kasese

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2 friends of mine both in the medical profession thought the EC registration cards were a brilliant idea - and actually said it should be introduced in the medical profession for Doctors and Surgeons as there is no easy check on qualifications - job interviews are the exception (local hospital id only or take their word for being qualified).
I still have the original card but the registration number has broken off
Tim Guy
 30 June 2011 08:29 AM
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Aitken1953

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Any response from IET ?
 04 July 2011 07:02 AM
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Aitken1953

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No response from IET to tell us it is being considered
 25 August 2011 12:11 PM
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BarryJones

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My BCS membership card has my name, membership number, membership grade, chartered status (including CEng, although my registration is through the IET) and expiry date My IET membership card has my name and membership number. No expiry date. Any value?. I have no evidence of my chartered status with the IET (I was originally registered with the Council of Engineering Institutions through the IERE).

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Edited: 25 August 2011 at 02:41 PM by BarryJones
 25 August 2011 02:24 PM
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Aitken1953

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Pretty poor from IET, letting themselves down, would be a bit of free advertising
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