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EngTechNow - stand out with EngTech

The EngTechNow campaign was launched in March 2014, its aim to promote the benefits of EngTech registration as a national benchmark to raise standards and provide recognition of the vital contribution engineering technicians make across many sectors and the wider economy.

Apply for EngTech

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You can apply for EngTech by downloading the documents below.

Engineering technicians play a crucial and invaluable role across most industry sectors, making them vital to the future prosperity of the UK. At present, there is a real need to help spur growth in the numbers of professionally registered engineering technicians to ensure the high standards necessary to meet future demand.

What is EngTech?

The letters EngTech is a professional title awarded to engineering technicians.

In simple terms, the letters ‘EngTech’ after your name mark you out as a professionally registered engineering technician who has demonstrated the knowledge, skills and commitment to join the national register of professional engineers and technicians.

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.

Why choose EngTech?

  • Internationally recognised qualification awarded by the Engineering Council;
  • 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.

Applying for EngTech

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

Technical knowledge and understanding

The list below sets out the different ways in which you may demonstrate the knowledge and understanding to underpin the competences for EngTech professional registration:

  • A National Certificate or Diploma in Engineering or Construction and the Built Environment;
  • An approved or accredited qualification in engineering or construction at Level 6 in the Scottish Qualification and Credit Framework;
  • A City and Guilds Higher Professional Diploma in Engineering;
  • An NVQ 3 or SVQ 3 which has been approved or accredited by a licensed engineering institution;
  • A work-based learning route approved or accredited by a licensed professional engineering institution;
  • Qualifications in similar areas that have been assessed as equivalent by a licensed professional engineering institution.

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.

Unsure if you're ready to apply for EngTech yet?

Contact a professional registration advisor (PRA) 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.

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.


Fees for professional registration

Please visit our Professional registration fees webpage for the breakdown of EngTech fees.

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.