IPD service

Not sure where to start with CEng, IEng, EngTech or ICTTech? Register for the IPD service and start your professional registration journey.

Access Career Manager

Log in to your IET web account to gain
access to Career Manager

The IET's password policy has been updated

In February 2017, the IET introduced a stronger password policy. We are now enforcing this for all users. If you have not updated your password since that date you will need to re-set your password before logging in.


Log in to IET Career Manager, and submit an Intent to Register if you are ready to make a commitment to work toward becoming:

  • Chartered Engineer (CEng);
  • Incorporated Engineer (IEng);
  • Engineering Technician (EngTech);
  • or ICT Technician (ICTTech).

This will register you with the Initial Professional Development (IPD) Service.

How can the IET help you on your journey?

It takes time to develop the required competences, and a structured approach to your development will ensure that you are able to achieve the right professional registration at the right time in your career. The initial development period as you develop these competences is referred to as Initial Professional Development. 

Once you register with the IPD Service via Career Manager, you will receive regular updates from the IPD team and also have a single point of contact to answer any questions as you develop. You will also gain access to an exclusive community locked down to those working toward professional registration and access to other online content only available to members registered with the IPD Service.

The IET support a structured approach to professional development based around a professional development cycle of planning development, undertaking activities, keeping a record of what this involved and reflect on how this has affected your practice or thinking.

Still need some help with your development? Our checklists and quick guides can give you guidance on getting started.

Supporting others on the road to professional registration?

If you are supporting other members through their journey toward professional registration, then there is information for those supporting candidates (such as mentors, line managers or supporters) in our supporter area.