How do I apply for Engineering Technician (EngTech)?

Engineering Technician (EngTech) professional registration - how to apply.

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.

If you feel able to demonstrate the appropriate level of competence, you can apply for professional registration in one of two ways:

If not, find out if you're ready to apply.

In your application for EngTech you will be asked to give basic details such as your name, contact and membership details, your work experience and details of formal education and training.

You will be required to pay a non-refundable application fee. Successful applicants will also be required to pay an Engineering Council entrance fee.

Professional registration fees are payable in Sterling (GBP £), with special arrangements in other currencies.

Who can act as my supporter(s)?

You must nominate one or optionally two supporter(s) to endorse the details of your application.

Your supporter(s) should have direct knowledge of your role and responsibilities over the past two years and be at least one of the following:

  • Member or Fellow of the IET, or another organisation of equivalent standing;
  • Current line manager, employer or senior colleague;
  • The second supporter is optional and may be necessary, for example, if you work on contracts.

Your supporter(s) are required to:

  • sign copies of any education or work-based learning certificate(s) you have submitted, to confirm they are true copies;
  • complete and return (within 21 days) inquiry forms to support your application. Your application cannot progress until inquiry forms have been received.

Please note:

  • Ensure you follow any instructions and read the guidance notes thoroughly before submitting your application;
  • The application process includes peer assessment by registered engineers and technicians who are IET members. These members are not IET staff, but volunteers who have been trained for this purpose. Please familiarise yourself with how we use your data;
  • After an initial review of your career history, you may be asked to provide further evidence to support your application.

Submitted your application? Find out what happens next.

Need help?

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.


Tel: +44 (0) 1438 767 333