Engineering Technician (EngTech) - 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 join the IET page.
You can apply for professional registration in one of two ways:
You will need to tell us about your involvement in two recently completed technical tasks or projects to illustrate:
We also need you to tell us:
Remember that if you have not completed any of the above, but can demonstrate competence through work-based learning, you may still apply for EngTech registration.
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 EngTech 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.