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How much does professional registration cost?

You must be a member of the IET before applying for professional registration. For more information about the associated membership fees please visit the membership fees page and for more information on applying for membership please visit the about IET membership page.

Candidates are encouraged to apply online through Career Manager, the IET’s skills development and recording tool. Applications made via Career Manager attract a considerable discount.

Benefits of applying via Career Manager include:

  • Mandatory fields mean that we are less likely to have to go back to you for more information and can process your application faster.
  • You can keep track of your application using Career Manager so you don’t have to wait for updates from the IET via email or letter.
  • Your details are kept on a secure online system, therefore eliminating any data risk.
  • With this more efficient, streamlined application process in place, the IET can process more applications and recognise more engineers working at professional levels.

Paper applications will continue to be accepted – please see associated fees below.

Application fees

  Applying through Career Manager Applying through paper submission
Chartered Engineer (CEng) £224.00 £297.00
Incorporated Engineer (IEng) £224.00 £297.00
Engineering Technician (EngTech) £49.50 £73.00
ICT Technician (ICTTech) £49.50 £73.00


Engineering Council entrance fees

We collect an entrance fee on behalf of the Engineering Council once you’ve become professionally registered.

Chartered Engineer (CEng) £57.02
Incorporated Engineer (IEng) £48.14
Engineering Technician (EngTech) £19.73
ICT Technician (ICTTech) £19.73

Once you are professionally registered with the Engineering Council, you are required to pay the IET qualified and registered member fee plus the Engineering Council annual registration fee.

IET certificates

Membership or professional registration certificates are provided free of charge, unless a replacement professional registration certificate is required in which case a small administration fee will be charged. For further information please visit the certificates of membership or registration page.

Re-application fees within three years of your original application*

Chartered Engineer (CEng) £161.00
Incorporated Engineer (IEng) £161.00
Engineering Technician (EngTech) £47.00
ICT Technician (ICTTech) £47.00

*For CEng and IEng applications, this will be within three years of your interview.

Note: If you are applying more than three years since your original application for EngTech or ICTTech, or more than three years since your interview for CEng or IEng, you will be required to pay the full application fee as stated at the top of this page.

Appeal fees

These are refundable if your appeal is successful.

Chartered Engineer (CEng) £161.00
Incorporated Engineer (IEng) £161.00
Engineering Technician (EngTech) £47.00
ICT Technician (ICTTech) £47.00


Request to transfer from another UK engineering institution fees

To request to transfer your professional registration to the IET, you will need to ensure that your Engineering Council subscription payments are up to date.

Chartered Engineer (CEng) £90.00
Incorporated Engineer (IEng) £90.00
Engineering Technician (EngTech) £47.00


How to pay


Pay by debit card, credit card or PayPal via MyIET.

Bank transfer:

Send your payment to Barclays Bank, sort code: 20-65-82, account no: 50480606, quoting 'The IET' and your membership/reference number.

By post:

Complete the payment form in your application pack indicating your preferred payment method and post to:

Registration and Standards
The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Futures Place
Kings Way

If you’re paying by cheque, please use a sterling cheque or banker's draft made payable to ‘The Institution of Engineering and Technology’. Write your membership number, category of registration and payment reference on the back of the cheque or draft. We don’t accept Western Union payments or cash sent by post.

Payments in other currencies

We have made special arrangements for members in the following countries to pay their fees in other currencies: