Service Leavers

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Service leavers' discount for membership and professional registration

The IET recognises the individual needs of our members; engineers and technicians leaving the Services can benefit from significantly discounted rates for IET membership and professional registration. We have developed key resources, privileges, discounts and other support to enable you to maximise the value of your membership. The IET gives you the opportunity to maintain the high standards you have already achieved in the Armed Forces and gain recognition for your skills and knowledge through professional registration.

We will continue to support your development throughout your civilian career. To view a full list of member benefits, visit our member benefits webpage.

Membership application form

Membership payment form

Professional registration

You will need to become a member of the IET before applying for professional registration. Please apply using the information above.

Becoming professionally registered as a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Incorporated Engineer (IEng), Engineering Technician (EngTech) or ICT Technician (ICTTech) is highly valued by employers and allows your military skills and experience to receive international recognition.

Benefits of professional registration:

  • Recognition as a professional in your field;
  • Looks good on your CV and will make you stand out from the crowd;
  • Improved self motivation, career opportunities and salary prospects;
  • Confirmation that you are a competent engineer;
  • Connecting you with innovative, influential and inspirational people;
  • International recognition of your qualifications.

Further information

Fees for Service leavers 


Associate member £30
Member with designatory letters (MIET) £30
Member with designatory letters (TMIET) £30

 The above fees apply for your first year of membership. As a service leaver, the fee for your second year of membership will include a 50 per cent discount from the standard annual membership fee.

Please note that the discounted Service leavers' membership fee is only applicable if you apply for membership prior to leaving the Service, or within a maximum of 3 months after leaving.

Professional registration application fees

Chartered Engineer (CEng) £102.50*(Career Manager Fee) £132.50*(paper application fee)
Incorporated Engineer (IEng) £102.50*(Career Manager Fee) £132.50*(paper application fee)
Engineering Technician (EngTech) £32.50*(Career Manager Fee) £40*(paper application fee)
ICT Technician (ICTTech) £32.50*(Career Manager Fee) £40*(paper application fee)

Please note that the increased fee for paper applications does not apply to applications through the special registration agreements. Also, note this discount only applies to Service leavers whilst in the resettlement phase, or within a maximum of 3 months after leaving.

*50 per cent discount from the standard professional registration application fee.

IET and CTP arrangement

Following the signing of an arrangement between Michelle Richmond, IET Director of membership and professional development, and CTP Director or Training, Liz Taylor in 2010, the IET and CTP are working together to achieve professional recognition of the transferable skills that all ex-military personnel have gained throughout their career.

Contact us

Should you have any questions regarding our offering for Service leavers, please contact:

Email: armedforces@theiet.org