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The company scheme accreditation process

The accreditation criteria

These are the minimum requirements for accreditation:

  • Scheme candidates: engineers actively working towards professional registration as CEng, IEng, EngTech or ICTTech, supported by the scheme.
  • Professional development records: copies of scheme candidates’ competence development against UK-SPEC competences. We recommend you use Career Manager.
  • Scheme register: a list of all candidates on the scheme.
  • Mentors: either Chartered or Incorporated Engineers who can regularly advise candidates on the UK-SPEC requirements.
  • Scheme sponsor or owner: someone at senior management or director level who oversees the scheme to ensure it delivers its outcomes.
  • Scheme administrator or coordinator: someone responsible for ensuring day-to-day consistency and integrity of the scheme.
  • Scheme manual: describing the operational aspects and processes in place to keep candidates working towards professional registration.

The steps to accreditation

First, you need to fill out the accreditation application form and provide evidence that you meet the criteria. We’re happy to advise on the content and review a draft application.

Once we’ve received your final application, we’ll arrange an accreditation panel visit to check that your scheme is working as described in your application. The panel will provide you with recommendations on any improvements.

You’ll then be accredited. It’s normally awarded for three years and you’ll need to send an annual self-assessment report to keep us updated on any changes to the scheme.

Accreditation fees

Download the accreditation service fee schedule below.