Benefits of membership (All)

A comprehensive list of products and services available to members of the IET.

Advance your career

Career Manager

Exclusively for members, our online skills development and recording tool, makes career and personal development easier through skills profiling against recognised competence frameworks.


The IET mentoring service can link you to a suitable volunteer mentor, who will support you to achieve your goals and our IET mentors can gain just as much from supporting others.

Professional development courses

Specialising in training for engineering and technology professionals, the IET can help you find the right course for your needs, with member discounts available on some schemes.

Designatory letters

Demonstrate your professional status to your colleagues and peers with IET designatory letters. They indicate that you have achieved a certain level of knowledge and competence within your industry. The IET awards designatory letters to its members (TMIET and MIET), Fellows (FIET) and Honorary Fellows (HonFIET). Learn more about the different types of membership or read the designatory letters guide.

Professional registration

Enhance your career prospects by demonstrating your commitment and professionalism with these peer-assessed and internationally recognised professional engineering qualifications. The IET is licensed by the Engineering Council to assess applicants and award the following titles:

  • Chartered Engineer (CEng);
  • Incorporated Engineer (IEng);
  • Engineering Technician (EngTech);
  • ICT Technician (ICTTech).


The IET rewards engineering aspirations, enterprise and excellence with a range of annual awards. These recognise the exceptional achievements of individuals working in the engineering and technology profession, from the well-known scientist to the fledgling engineer.

Engineering and Technology Jobs

Our specialised jobs search engine enables you to look for jobs which match your requirements. By uploading your CV, you can get yourself noticed by the industry's top employers and recruitment agencies.

Access unrivalled knowledge resources


Members are entitled to a 35 per cent discount on books published by the IET (Note: discount applies to one copy per title only). This includes the IET Wiring Regulations (BS 7671) which is the national standard in the UK and many other countries for the safety of electrical installations for buildings.


The IET publishes a range of member magazines that are produced to the highest editorial standards by a team of specialist editors who are leading experts in their fields. The magazines include:

  • Engineering and Technology (E&T) magazine
    Engineering & Technology magazine is one of the IET’s most valued membership benefits, keeping engineers at the leading edge of their discipline. Its multiple award winning content is available in print, online and on the iPad, allowing members to read E&T in their preferred format. The E&T iPad edition is free to IET members. Single issues or an annual subscription are available to non IET members as an in-app purchase. For more information, please visit the FAQs page.
  • Member News
    Member only magazine, which brings together new, articles and information from the IET global community.


You'll find the latest research and information of the highest quality in your field when you subscribe to an IET journal, saving up to 20 per cent on individual titles. This suite of 20 research journals and two letters journals spans the entire spectrum of engineering and technology.

IET Digital Library

Members can access the abstracts of more than 90,000 technical papers from all journals, magazines, conference publications and seminar digests through the IET Digital Library, free of charge. Members can also access the full text of articles (in PDF format) by purchasing an additional subscription and individual papers may be purchased by pay-per-view. Highly cited journals such as Electronic Letters are available alongside the entire IET research journal suite.

  • Knowledge Packs
  • IET Knowledge Packs offer a flexible way to access the IET Digital Library. As part of a new membership benefit, members obtain five free credits each year of membership to download content from the IET’s Digital Library for their own research and continuing professional development (CPD). IET members can buy additional packs of 25 credits for just £25 per pack

IET Library and Archives

Our library has a world-class collection of digital and printed resources on all areas of engineering and technology. Members have access to over 65,000 books and 3,000 journals. Our archive collects and preserves the records of the IET since its foundation in 1871.


Inspec is one of the world's largest and most wide ranging bibliographic databases for scientific and technical research containing over 11 million scientific and technical papers. Members of the IET can access this online research tool at highly discounted fees.


Members enjoy discounted rates of up to 20 per cent for bookings at over 1,500 leading conferences, seminars and lectures each year. Held all over the world, these events cover all aspects of engineering and technology.

Watch live or archived events, research seminars or presentations featuring industry experts via the Internet. You can even ask questions during live streaming.

Discussion forums

Exchange opinions with other engineering and technology professionals on current issues and matters of common interest.

Get involved and raise your profile

Local Networks (LNs)

With over 100 Local Networks around the world, there is a community of IET members near you which provide professional networking opportunities. The level of involvement is up to you from attending an event or giving a talk, to joining the Local Network committee. No matter the amount of time you can commit, your Local Network committee would be delighted to hear from you.

Technical and Professional Networks (TPNs)

The IET host over 30 TPNs which enable engineering and technology professionals, academics and students to come together to discuss research and innovation in their sectors.You can participate in a number of ways - using the online discussion forums, attending a TPN organised event or by joining a TPN committee.


IET members can get involved with a broad range of volunteering opportunities from being a mentor or qualification assessor, to organising meeting and events or helping author new publications. Volunteering will give you great personal satisfaction whilst being an enjoyable and rewarding experience which enhances both your professional and personal development.

Shaping the future

The IET is a voice for the profession and represents the view of its members on a wide range of professional and technological issues. During the course of a year, the IET responds to around 30 consultations from Parliament, Government, the European Union and other agencies. The responses submitted include contributions from our members so you really do have a means to offer your opinion and help us shape the future.

Developing the next generation of engineers and technicians

The IET accredits almost 1,000 undergraduate and postgraduate courses around the world as well as providing curriculum support for teachers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses (STEM). Our Education 5-19 team works closely with a number of educational partners and contributes funding to their activities. Our programmes, which include IET Faraday, are supported by a network of Schools Liaison Officers (IET members) who work with schools to excite pupils about STEM subjects.

Supporting you

IET Connect

IET Connect - the IET Benevolent Fund, is a separate registered charity which provides help and advice to members of the IET and their families.

Reduced membership subscription fees

Reduced subscriptions are available to members in certain circumstances who would usually be paying the IET standard rate.


The IET rewards engineering aspirations, enterprise and excellence with a range of annual scholarships that could help you finance your studies or postgraduate research.

Professional indemnity insurance scheme

Marsh UK Ltd welcomes members wishing to take up professional indemnity insurance and provide a number of support schemes all for a stable and competitive premium.

Royal Over-seas League

Become a member of the Royal Over-Seas League with a 25 per cent discount off the annual subscription rate and enjoy the benefits of being a member of a society which fosters international understanding and friendship.

Countersign passport applications

Once an IET Fellow, Member or Associate you can countersign UK passport applications.

Licensed access to barristers

The IET is an authorised licensed access client with the Bar Council. Although not specified, it is expected that members wishing to take advantage of this scheme must also be on the Engineering Council professional register.

Professional ethics advice and support

The trust you derive from being seen as a professional engineer is one of the many advantages of being a member of the IET, but it also means you have certain ethical responsibilities. The IET can help you to understand the demands of professional ethical standards in your own life with dedicated guidance, case studies and resources.

Member facilities and venues

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) is providing a temporary London home for the IET for the duration of the Savoy Place upgrade project, at its headquarters in One Birdcage Walk.  Please see the first link below for details.


Members of the IET who are entitled to use designatory letters are provided with a certificate free of charge.


My IET is a customised web portal where you can manage your own membership from paying your subscription fees online, to ensuring your contact details and preferences are up to date. By registering with My IET, you can also access exclusive web content.

IET Diary

The IET pocket diary is exclusive to all members and contains a wealth of information on the IET, our high quality products and services and useful contacts.

IET email alias

The IET offers all members a personal email alias service in which you can register or instantly update your own unique, personalised email address. The email alias ending in, provides a professional email address for your business contacts.

IET merchandise

Be proud to show your association with the world's leading professional body for engineers and technicians by purchasing IET branded merchandise from cufflinks, ties and pashminas to key rings and USB memory sticks.

Membership Services department 

If you have any questions about your membership or if there is anything we can assist you with, our dedicated Membership Services department is here to help.

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