About professional registration

Be recognised for your skills and achievements by becoming professionally registered.

What is professional registration?

Professional registration is awarded by licensed bodies who represent the Engineering Council and is based on knowledge, competence and commitment to professionalism.

Achieving registration status is an important milestone for any engineer or technician. It establishes your proven knowledge, understanding and competence. In particular, professional registration shows your peers and employers that you have demonstrated a commitment to professional standards, and to developing and enhancing competence.

The IET is licensed by the Engineering Council [new window] to award Chartered Engineer (CEng), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and Engineering Technician (EngTech), as defined in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) [new window].

The ICT Technician (ICTTech) qualification is defined in the Information and Communications Technology Technician [new window] (ICTTech) Standard.

Benefits of registration:

  • Recognition as a professional in your field;
  • Improved self motivation, career opportunities and salary prospects;
  • Greater influence within your organisation and industry;
  • Confirmation that you are a competent engineer and/or IT professional;
  • Connecting you with innovative, influential and inspirational people;
  • International recognition of your qualifications.

I'm not sure which category I should apply for

If you’re not sure which category is appropriate for your skills and experience, visit our ‘What category is right for me?’ webpage.

Alternatively you can find out more about each category using the links below.

Fees for professional registration

You will be required to pay a non-refundable application fee for professional registration. This fee should be paid within seven days of submission of your application in order for the application process to begin.

Successful applicants are also required to pay an entrance fee which is collected by the IET on behalf of the Engineering Council.

Professional registration fees are payable in Sterling (GBP £), with special arrangements in some other currencies. To view the current fees for Professional Registration visit our fees page.

More information about fees can be found in our frequently asked questions.

Request to transfer professional registration

You can request to transfer your CEng, IEng, or EngTech professional registration from another UK engineering institution to the IET. You will need to ensure that your Engineering Council subscription payments are up to date. In order to transfer your professional registration, you must be a member of the IET. Please note you cannot transfer within the first 12 months of becoming registered. For more information about applying for membership, please visit the 'About membership' webpage.

You will need to submit a CV which has been signed by a supporter. A transfer fee is payable upon submission of your CV. Your CV will be peer assessed by registered engineers who are IET members. These members are not IET staff, but volunteers who have been trained for this purpose. Please familiarise yourself with how we use your data.

Please note that you may be required to attend an interview or to provide additional information to support your CV.

Maintaining your registration

Currently there are no requirements for re-assessment once registration has been granted, and you will remain on the Engineering Council register whilst you remain a member of a licensed body. Joining the register confirms your commitment to both the Engineering Council's Guidelines for Institutions' Codes of Conduct [PDF, 80.15 kB] and the IET Rules of Conduct and your obligation to remain professionally competent through CPD. 

Need help?

You may find answers to some of your questions in our frequently asked questions section.

We will do as much as we can to support you with any aspect of your application, so please get in touch if you need help and advice.

+44 (0)1438 211 476