Professional registration

How to become professionally registered


To gain professional registration you will need to demonstrate competence.

Step 1: Before you start an application it is important that you familiarise yourself with the Engineering Council standards UK-SPEC and ICTTech Standard (see links below for competence requirements). This will help you make a self assessment against which level of registration to apply and help you choose evidence examples accordingly.

Step 2: Download a professional registration application pack.

Step 3: Work with a Professional Registration Advisor (PRA) who will guide and support you with your application.

Step 4: Complete application form. Ensure you provide as much detailed and technical content as possible within the last 2-3 years. Provide details of Supporter(s), original signatures and your most recent and highest certified certificates.

Step 5: Complete Section 1 only of Inquiry Form (IF) then forward to your Supporter who will need to complete sections 2, 3 and 4.

Step 6: Post original application form and all supporting documentation.

If you are not ready to apply for professional registration:

  • apply for an IET Mentor to help you identify professional development opportunities and encourage your pursuit of professional registration.
  • structure and plan your professional development with Career Manager the IET's online skills development and recording tool for members.

Categories of professional registration

Engineering Technician (EngTech)

Recognition for those working in operational engineering roles, using proven techniques to contribute to the manufacturing, commissioning, operation and maintenance of engineering products, equipment and services in defined fields of technology. For example Automation Maintenance Engineer

ICT Technician (ICTTech)

Recognition for practitioners who apply technical and practical skills to design, developing, testing, installation, operation and maintenance of ICT products to support and facilitate users. For example Production Control Systems and IT

Incorporated Engineer (IEng)

Recognition for those applying a high level of skill and experience to ensure the effective implementation of new technology and practice in creating quality assured products and processes. For example Engineering Manager

Chartered Engineer (CEng)

Recognition for those developing new or innovative solutions to engineering problems and pioneering new initiatives or fields of engineering. For example Technical Plant Performance Manager

Your questions answered

View Royal Mail professional registration FAQs. This covers frequently asked questions on levels of recognition, qualifications, supporters, evidence, timescales and process.

For further information and support with any aspect of your application for professional registration contact:

Rebecca Zahra
Corporate Registration Account Manager
Michael Faraday House
Six Hills Way

+44 (0)7796 141374
Email: rzahra@theiet.org