Answers to common queries with regards to becoming a member of the IET.
Who can join the IET?
What are the benefits of IET membership?
What membership categories are available?
What are the eligibility criteria for the different categories of membership?
How long does a membership last?
How do I apply for membership?
How do I get back to a previously saved application?
Can I go back to my completed application to pay online?
I used to be a member, how do I re-join?
Anyone can join the IET. You may be working in a related field, studying towards an engineering qualification or simply have a passion for engineering and technology. There is a category of membership for everyone. For more information, please visit the Join the IET page.
Membership allows you to share experiences and ideas with fellow professionals and like-minded individuals and access products and services that have been specifically developed to meet your personal and professional needs. For more information, please visit the membership advantages page.
The IET has five categories of membership:
Membership provides you with a passport to a powerful knowledge network and the opportunity to develop your own expertise and to share experiences and ideas with over 150,000 engineers and technologists around the world. For more information on membership categories, please visit the membership types page.
Membership is open to everyone who values involvement with the IET.
Student and apprentice members
Students and apprentices are those who are undergoing a programme of study leading to qualifications that will eventually entitle them to apply to use designatory letters.
Associates may be working in a related field or simply have a passion for engineering and technology. You may not have an engineering qualification but still value involvement with the IET.
Member (with entitlement to use TMIET)
All professional technicians who can demonstrate by their education and/or experience that they are professionally engaged in one of the many technology fields within the scope of the IET, are eligible to apply to use the letters TMIET after their names. Registered engineering technicians are eligible to apply to use TMIET. Those with Foundation Degrees or the equivalent (Higher National Diplomas or Certificates) will also be eligible to apply to use TMIET.
Member (with entitlement to use MIET)
All professional engineers and graduate professionals who are engaged in one of the many technology fields within the scope of the IET, or are established professionals with knowledge based on experience, are eligible to apply to use the letters MIET after their names.
Fellowship recognises significant individual responsibility, sustained achievement and professionalism in areas relevant to the interests of the IET.
Honorary Fellow (HonFIET)
Honorary Fellows are distinguished by their work in engineering, and are those individuals who have either rendered services to the IET or whose association is of mutual benefit.
Further information on the qualifications, additional requirements for entry to each category of membership and the application and assessment process can be found by visiting the membership types page or by contacting member and customer services. Please note we are unable to indicate which category of membership you are eligible for until we have received and assessed a membership application.
Renewal fees cover your membership for one year unless you are a student and have applied for duration of course membership.
You can apply for membership online or by post. To apply online, please complete the online application. To apply by post, download the relevant form from the Join the IET section of the website and send the completed application to:
Member and Customer Services
The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Michael Faraday House
Six Hills Way
A: To complete the application, you can log in and click on "join the IET". By selecting option three (Complete your application online) you will be given the option to complete your current saved application or start a new one.
A: Unfortunately you cannot go back to your submitted online application and make a payment online. Payments should be sent to the Institution of Engineering and Technology, PO Box 40, Stevenage, SG1 2AY.
Cheques should be made to the 'Institution of Engineering and Technology' or 'IET'. Please remember to include your membership number or application number on the reverse of the cheque so that we can determine who the payment is from.
Should you wish to make a payment with either a credit or debit card, you can do so by contacting our Member and Customer Service Centre on +44 (0) 1438 765678.
If you used to be an IET member and you would like to re-join and re-instate your membership, please visit the Re-join the IET page for details.