Chartered Engineer (CEng) - find out whether you're ready to apply.
You must be a member of the IET before applying for professional registration. For more information please visit the about IET membership page.
You can apply for professional registration in one of two ways:
Familiarise yourself with the Engineering Council's UK-SPEC competence framework which is the standard you need to follow to apply for CEng.
If you are working towards CEng you must show:
The list below sets out the different ways in which you may demonstrate the knowledge and understanding to underpin the competences for CEng registration:
How do I find out if my qualification is accredited for CEng?
Remember that formal education is just one option. If you do not hold a formal qualification, but can provide other evidence of your technical knowledge and understanding, you can still become registered.
Contact a professional registration advisor if you have any questions about your application. PRAs are members with detailed knowledge of the requirements and routes to professional registration. They are able to review individual cases and advise on whether a candidate is ready to apply to the IET for professional registration. They will also be able to advise on the presentation aspect of making a formal application.
If you are just starting your professional development and are not ready to apply, you can register your interest and let the IET support you as you undertake initial professional development and work toward professional registration.
You can begin to compile your evidence using Career Manager, which is designed to help you build the evidence base you need to apply for CEng and is aligned to the Engineering Council's UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). Information will be stored in Career Manager until you are ready to apply for professional registration.
If you are still unsure, but are on an accredited company scheme, speak to your scheme advisor who will be able to give you further advice. The IET has a range of accredited company schemes that provide separately assessed knowledge development together with structured professional development.
You may find answers to some of your questions in the professional registration frequently asked questions.
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.