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What is Professional Registration?

Professional Registration is a key milestone in your career and is open to all engineers and technicians.

As an engineer, there are many benefits to becoming professionally registered. Professional Registration demonstrates that you have reached an internationally recognised standard of competence and acknowledges your commitment to maintaining that competence in the future.

Watch the videos below and hear from some recent registrants on how achieving Professional Registration has positively benefitted their careers.

How Professional Registration has helped David Gillespie

John Woodman IEng MIET - How IEng helped showcase his skills

Benefits of Professional Registration:

  • Use of an internationally protected title, e.g. Chartered Engineer (CEng).
  • Recognition that you have achieved a certain level of competency in your field. 
  • Improved career opportunities and salary prospects.  Having this credential can open up new career opportunities and potentially lead to higher salaries and more challenging work.
  • Greater influencer within your organisation.  It demonstrates to employers and clients that you have the skills and knowledge necessary to perform your job at a high level.
  • Opportunities to connect with influential and inspirational people.
  • International recognition of your professional competence and commitment. Professional registration typically requires adherence to a code of ethics, which can help ensure that you are practicing engineering in a responsible and ethical manner. This can help build trust with clients and stakeholders and further enhance your professional reputation.

Already Registered with another institution

You can request to transfer your CEng, IEng, EngTech or ICTTech Professional Registration from another engineering institution if it’s more than 12 months after you became Professionally Registered.

Transfer in these 3 easy steps:

  1. Become a member of the IET.
  2. Send an extended CV to, displaying your career history with the last five years in detail to demonstrate your technical attributes, maintenance of competence, evidence of past CPD and evidence of planned future CPD for a minimum of three years.
  3. Pay a transfer fee and wait to hear from us.