What do I need to do to become an Engineering Technician (EngTech)?
You can apply to become an Engineering Technician in two ways:
You must be a member of the IET before applying. For more information please visit the 'About membership' page.
You will need to tell us about your involvement in three recently completed technical tasks or projects to illustrate:
You will also need to tell us:
You will need to nominate at least one or optionally two supporters to endorse the details of your application.
There are several different ways in which you may demonstrate the knowledge and understanding to underpin the competences for Engineering Technician registration:
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.
You can find the cost for applying for professional registration on our application fees for professional registration page.
Contact a professional registration advisor (PRA) if you have any questions about your application. They are able to review draft application forms and advise on whether you are ready to apply to the IET for professional registration.
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 towards becoming an Engineering Technician.
You can begin to compile your evidence using Career Manager. This will help you build evidence until you’re ready to apply to become an Engineering Technician. Career Manager is aligned to the Engineering Council's UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).
If you are still unsure, and are on an accredited company scheme, speak to your scheme advisor who will be able to give you further advice.
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.