What happens after applying for EngTech/ICTTech?

Information on what will happen once your application has been submitted.

Internal review

On receipt of your application for Engineering Technician or Information and Communications Technology Technician, it will be:

  • reviewed by staff;
  • reviewed by experienced and trained members.

They will consider whether or not you have demonstrated the competence and commitment required for registration. You will be advised if any further evidence is needed.

The application process includes peer assessment by trained, experienced registered engineers and technicians 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.

You may be invited to attend an interview, so that trained assessors can look in more detail at the activities you carry out in the course of your day-to-day work. This will give them more information about your level of responsibility and, thus help them to establish your competence.


Successful applicants will receive a letter to confirm the decision, together with notification of Engineering Council fees which are collected by the IET on their behalf. Once we have received your payment, which should be within three months, your details will be submitted to the Engineering Council for registration. You will receive a certificate from the IET confirming your category of registration and date registered. Your registration number will be sent to you by the Engineering Council once the registration process is complete. Only upon receipt of your registration number will you be entitled to use the designatory letters EngTech or ICTTech (as appropriate). You can find a list of newly registered members on our website.

Should your application be unsuccessful you will receive a letter advising you about the additional experience or knowledge required before you start a new application. You will also be referred to a Professional Registration Advisor who will be able to provide you with guidance and support. In some cases a different registration category may be recommended.

Still need help?

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.

+44 (0)1438 767 333 and select option '2'