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Initial Professional Development (IPD)

About IPD

It takes time to develop the skills you need for your career, and a structured approach to your development will put you on the path to becoming Professionally Registered.

By signing up for the Initial Professional Development (IPD) service, you will receive regular guidance which could aid your progression and we’ll answer any questions you may have as you progress.

Intent to register video

Sign up to the IPD service

This short video will provide you with all you need to complete your ‘Intent to Register’ in Career Manager.

The Professional Registration application process and the required standards of competence are the same for all members, but the path you take will depend on your background and experience. We will support your journey, and the guidance below is split up to suit your career stage.

Advance Notice of System Unavailability

From 2pm until approx. 4pm BST on Sunday 4th October, some IET services will be unavailable while we carry out planned maintenance.

During this time, you will be unable to log on to the IET family of websites. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.