About Competence Development
The Professional Registration application process requires knowledge, skills and behaviours which take time to develop.
A structured approach to your development will put you on the right path to becoming Professionally Registered.
Whilst the required standards of competence are the same for all members, the path you take will depend on your background and experience.
For some developing engineers, this will be during their first roles but for others, it could be the continuation of a number of years of experience.
We will support your journey, and the guidance below is split up to suit your career stage.
Making the most of your placement or internship
If you’re still in full-time study or just started an internship, learn how to get the most out of your work experience.
Final year of study or recently graduated?
If you’re in your first substantive post or starting a graduate career scheme, our guide will help you structure your development.
Guidance for technicians
If you’ve already achieved EngTech or ICTTech but you're aiming for Chartered or Incorporated Engineer, IPD can help.
Collect evidence of your competence and present it effectively
To gain Professional Registration you should undertake structured professional development to ensure you get the appropriate exposure and experience.