Engineering Technician (EngTech)

Engineering Technician (EngTech) professional registration and benefits.

Applying for professional registration

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:

Why choose professional registration as an Engineering Technician?

  • Internationally recognised qualification awarded by the Engineering Council [new window];
  • Recognition of your expertise and hard work;
  • Builds 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.

Do you:

  • apply proven techniques and procedures to practical engineering problems?
  • hold supervisory or technical responsibility?
  • contribute to design, development, manufacture, commissioning, decommissioning or operation?
  • maintain products, equipment, processes or services?
  • show a creative approach to your work?
  • apply safe systems of working?

If so, read what you need to do to register for EngTech.

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.


Apprentice route to EngTech

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

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