Apprentice route to EngTech

Apprentices completing an IET approved apprenticeship are eligible to apply for EngTech and TMIET via a streamlined route.


Applying for professional registration

You must be a member of the IET before applying for professional registration. For more information about becoming a member please visit the 'About IET membership' page.



Why choose professional registration as an Engineering Technician?

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  • Internationally recognised qualification awarded by the Engineering Council [new window];
  • Recognition of your expertise and hard work;
  • Building your competence;
  • Higher earnings potential;
  • Improved career prospects;
  • Greater influence within your organisation and industry;
  • Access to life-long learning;
  • Acknowledgement that your skills are transferable.

Am I eligible to apply for EngTech registration via the apprentice route?

You are eligible to apply under this scheme if you have successfully completed an IET approved apprenticeship scheme. Please check the full list of approved apprenticeship scheme providers before applying through this route. Please note that you must have completed an approved pathway (completed certain modules within your apprenticeship) in order to qualify. This will be assessed once we have received your application.

How do I apply?

You can apply for professional registration in one of two ways:

If you have not completed an IET approved scheme you can still apply for EngTech registration through the standard route.

Fees for professional registration

You will be required to pay a non-refundable application fee for EngTech professional registration. This fee should be paid within seven days of submission of your application in order for the application process to begin.

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

Successful applicants are also required to pay an entrance fee which is collected by the IET on behalf of the Engineering Council. Only on receipt of this payment can your details be sent to the Engineering Council for inclusion on their register. Once your details have been added to the Engineering Council register you are able to use your EngTech professional registration designatory letters.

Please note that if payment is not received within three months of notification, your application may be closed.

You’ve applied for EngTech, what happens next?


On receipt of your application for EngTech, your application will be:
  • reviewed by staff;
  • reviewed by experienced and trained members.

They will consider whether you have met the terms of the scheme and are eligible for registration. You will be advised if any further information is needed.

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.


Successful applicants for EngTech will receive a letter to confirm the decision, together with notification of Engineering Council fees which are collected by the IET on behalf of the Engineering Council. Once we have received your payment, which should be within three months, your details will be submitted to the Engineering Council for registration as an EngTech. You will receive a certificate from the IET confirming your EngTech registration and date registered. Your registration number will be sent to you by the Engineering Council once the registration process is complete. Only upon receipt of your registration number will you be entitled to use the designatory letters EngTech.

Should your application be unsuccessful you will be advised about the additional experience or knowledge required.

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
Email: profreg@theiet.org