What do I need to do to become a Chartered Engineer?
You can apply to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng) in two ways:
You must be a member of the IET before applying. For more information please visit the 'About membership' page.
You will need to present evidence to demonstrate your level of competence in both your application form and in a face-to-face interview. Examples of evidence include:
The Engineering Council's UK-SPEC competence framework, is the standard you will be reviewed against to become a Chartered Engineer.
You will also need to nominate at least one or optionally two / three supporters to endorse the details of your application.
There are several different ways in which you may demonstrate the knowledge and understanding to underpin the competences for Chartered Engineer registration:
Remember that formal education is just one option. If you do not hold a formal qualification, but can provide other evidence of your technical knowledge and understanding, you can still become registered.
You can find the cost for becoming registered on our application fees for professional registration page.
Contact a professional registration advisor (PRA) if you have any questions about your application. They are able to review draft applications advise you on whether you are ready to apply to the IET for professional registration.
If you are just starting your professional development and are not ready to apply, you can register your interest and let the IET support you as you undertake initial professional development and work towards becoming a Chartered Engineer.
You can begin to compile your evidence using Career Manager. This will help you build evidence until you’re ready to apply to become a Chartered Engineer. Career Manager is aligned to the Engineering Council's UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).
If you are still unsure, and are on an accredited company scheme, speak to your scheme advisor who will be able to give you further advice.
You may find answers to some of your questions in the professional registration frequently asked questions.
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.