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MIET and TMIET membership

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If you’re working in the industry and actively developing your knowledge and understanding of best practice, you should apply for this type of membership.

Make sure you upload your CV, qualification certificates and any other relevant documents to help boost your application.

Annual membership fee - £170

Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET)

For our membership category for professional engineers, recognised under EU Directive 2005/36/EC, you’ll need to show you have the following when you apply:


Ideally, you’ll have:

  • Pass/Ordinary/Honours Bachelor degree in an appropriate subject (BSc, BTech, BEng (Hons), MEng, MSc, PhD).

We’ll accept these qualifications with a current CV showing your experience working at graduate level:

  • Postgraduate diploma, professional qualification or certification
  • Other Honours degrees, higher degrees in a relevant subject such as physics or mathematics.

We’ll also accept these qualifications with a current CV showing your work experience (between two to 12 years) and work at graduate level:

  • UK Foundation degree in an appropriate subject
  • UK NVQ/SVQ at level 4 or 5 in an appropriate subject
  • UK HND/HNC in technology
  • City and Guilds 236 (electrical installation)
  • Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ESC) Platinum or Black Card.


You should have experience of working at or above a Graduate level, some examples of suitable roles* would include:

  • Engineer working at or above graduate level
  • Graduate Training Scheme or Postgraduate research/study for Masters or PhD
  • Qualified Teacher (QT), FE or HE lecturer responsible for science, mathematics, IT, engineering, design or technology
  • Qualifying supervisor in electrical installation (as defined by ECA, NICEIC, NAPIT, STROMA)
  • Trainer – military (non-commissioned) or industrial
  • UK government engineer of technologist, grades B, C or D
  • Armed Services – commissioned officers, non-commissioned offices at Warrant Officer or equivalent
  • IT analyst
  • Consultant or self-employed contractor working in graduate levels client-side
  • Manager or self-employed contractor responsible for managing budgets, staff, contracts
  • Manager, senior manager or director of an SME, or
  • Authorised person or inspector with legal responsibility or liability for inspecting and approving safety-critical systems or equipment.

Graduated within the last five years? You might be eligible for IET Advantage – our membership programme for early career engineers.

*Not an extensive list, other roles would be considered upon review. You can contact us on +44 (0)1438 765 678 or at join@theiet.org for more information.

Technician Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (TMIET)

Our membership category for professional technicians, you’ll need to show you have the following when you apply.


Ideally, you’ll have:

  • UK Foundation degree
  • UK National Diploma
  • UK Advanced Modern Apprenticeship
  • City & Guilds Higher Professional Diploma in Engineering
  • City & Guilds 236/2360 parts, 1, 2 and C (electrical installation or similar)
  • Level 3 in UK National Qualification Framework (NQF)
  • Level 6 in the Scottish Qualifications and Credit Framework (SQCF)
  • Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Gold Card


You should have experience of working as a Technician, some examples of suitable roles* would include:

  • Service Engineer
  • Electronics instructor
  • Repair and routine maintenance activity
  • Fault diagnosis and rectification
  • Diagnostic testing using defined procedures
  • Supervisor or site supervision of craftsmen or tradesmen
  • Installation and maintenance electrician, or electrical contractor
  • Inspection
  • Sole trader
  • Design and installation of small-scale domestic layouts
  • Completing a work-based learning route approved by a licensed professional engineering institution
  • Completing a recognised technician apprenticeship accredited by an industry association or major employer, or
  • Completing a monitored training programme which has achieved recognised standards, assessed by a qualified professional engineer or body.

If you hold an ECS card, you can fast-track your membership application and become a MIET or TMIET member quicker than ever. Get started today.

*Not an extensive list, other roles would be considered upon review. You can contact us on +44 (0)1438 765 678 or at join@theiet.org for more information.

Introducing the Technician Signature Scheme

We’ve put together a handy little package for Technicians who have completed a Level 3 qualification or finished an apprenticeship in the last four years. It tops you up with extra information, expert personal support and training and technical tools for just £60 a year with the end goal of helping you make Engineering Technician (EngTech), ICT Technician (ICTTech) or Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

Find out more about the Technician Signature Scheme.

What to do if you don’t have the qualifications

Don’t worry! You’ll need to give us a bit more information so we can assess your experience and you’ll need to ask a supporter to co-sign your application and complete the supporter inquiry form below.

Your supporter will need to confirm that you’ve got the knowledge you need to be a member of the IET, so you should ask someone close to you professionally like your employer, another member of the IET or someone else who knows you in a work capacity. If you don’t think you’ll be able to find someone suitable to support your application, contact us for advice on the best way to proceed.

What happens when you join?

Once your application has been approved, it’s time to celebrate and start using your designatory letters (MIET or TMIET) after your name. Add them to your CV and your professional profiles to make sure that your job applications stand out and your skills are recognised by your current and future employers.

For more information on how to use them correctly, see our guide.

Current membership fees

Details of our current IET qualified and registered membership fees.

Read more about Current membership fees

Reduced fees

Find out whether you are eligible for reduced membership fees.

Read more about Reduced fees

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

To maintain the safety of our members, volunteers, staff and everyone we work with, we have taken the decision to cancel or postpone ALL IET events until the end of June. We are monitoring the rapidly changing situation and will provide further updates when we have them. If you have any queries, please contact events@theiet.org or view the more detailed statement on the IET homepage.