Frequently asked questions regarding Fellowship, the application and assessment process.
Am I eligible for Fellowship?
How can I apply for Fellowship?
How much does it cost?
What information should I send?
What information should I not send?
I have completed my application what do I do now?
What happens next?
How often does the Assessment Panel meet?
How long does the process take?
Is an Interview mandatory?
How do I know I need an interview?
When will I know of any decision?
Why are my designatory letters (FIET) not showing on my record?
What if I don’t agree with the decision or have concerns about the process?
Any other questions?
In order to check your eligibility you'll need to identify a minimum of two, or a maximum of three of the nine criteria that would best support your application for Fellowship. You can find more information about the application criteria on our website where you'll also find guidance in the preparation of your application.
Visit our 'Start your application' page and download an application form.
You can find all the information about fees relating to your Fellowship application on our dedicated Fellowship fees webpage.
Only send the information that is specified within the application form. Check the indicators within the criteria document and ensure that you provide all supporting evidence to indicate that you are working at the right level.
Please include an organisation chart indicating your position and reporting structure both upwards and those reporting to you as appropriate.
Remember your submitted application is the only evidence that the panel have to reach a decision on your suitability for Fellowship, so clear, personal, relevant and pertinent information is important.
Please do not send CV's, pages of courses attended or certificates awarded. These will not be issued to the Panel for review.
Upon receipt of your application you will receive an e-mail acknowledgement.
Under separate cover, should this be required, another email will be issued containing a secure link to make payment online to cover the Fellowship Assessment Fee. Alternatively, payment of the assessment fee can be made by cheque, payable to the IET and posted to:
The assessment process is undertaken electronically and therefore continuously throughout the year.
Normally up to eight weeks. This is dependent entirely on the quality and pertinence of the information supplied. Should further information or an interview be required you will be contacted immediately via e-mail.
No, an interview is not a mandatory part of the process; it is at the panel’s discretion.
You will be contacted by the Fellowship Department inviting you to attend an interview. The Interview Co-ordinator will then make contact to arrange a mutually agreeable time and venue.
You will be informed of the Chairman’s decision when the information is received by staff in the Stevenage office.
There are a number of reasons that your membership record may not have been updated.
If you have an amount outstanding on your record you may have lapsed. Log in to the website and visit MyIET to check the status of your record.
If you are a non-member of the IET who has been elected to Fellow, your welcome pack and certificate will not be ordered and you will not be eligible to use the designatory letters FIET until the first annual subscription fee has been paid. You'll be sent a request for payment by email which will contain a secure link for direct payment.
If you are dissatisfied with the process or the decision of the panel you may request an appeal.
If your question has not been answered either by these FAQ's or by the information on our website, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.