The Society is a licensed body of the Engineering Council. Therefore if you are an engineering professional, you can apply through the Society for registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Click on one of the links below to download a free e-book for each level of registration which provide guidance on advancing your career in engineering by becoming professionally registered.

Regardless of age, years in work or qualifications, registration is open to all engineering professionals who can demonstrate competence to perform professional work to the necessary standards, and commitment to:

  • Maintain that competence
  • Work within professional codes
  • Participate actively within the profession


Depending on your career, you can apply to progress from one category of registration to the next as you move your grade of membership from one to the next.

Benefits of registration

  • Identifying you as having competences that employers value

  • Indicating that your competence and commitment to professionalism have been assessed by other engineering professionals

  • Recognition that you have received education and training that meets UK and international standards for knowledge and experience

As a result, registrants often find that:

  • it is easier to gain promotion or a new job
  • their pay compares favourably with non-registered engineers and increasingly against other qualified professionals
  • their employers benefit as, increasingly, tendering or post-tender contract compliance requires key members of the project team to have professional registration.
  • they are more likely to be listened to, whether in the boardroom or the court
  • their engineering credentials are respected in most parts of the world

Guidance on how to apply for registration

Applications from Military and MOD Civilians

The Society has a streamlined route to assist Military and MOD Civilians in applying for registration with the Engineering Council. For specific guidance on the Military and MOD Civilian Routes to registration please click on the streamlined route for Military Engineers

Guidance for Academic Applicants

Click here for Guidance Notes for Academics.

EUR ING & IntPE Registration

UK registrants can also apply for registration as a European Engineer (EUR ING) or an International Professional Engineer (IntPE).  For more information on how to apply click EUR ING and IntPE guidance.

The closing dates for EUR ING applications are:

  • 12th February 2016
  • 26th April 2016
  • 25th August 2016
  • 17th November 2016

FEANI committee members meet 4 times a year in February, May, September and December in Belgium. Successful EUR ING registrants will be notified by the Engineering Council approximately 7-10 weeks after the meeting date. 

Closing dates for IntPE applications are:

  • 20th January 2016
  • 4th May 2016
  • 28th September 2016

The IntPE committee meets in February, May and October.  Successful IntPE registrants will be notified by the Engineering Council within approximately 2 weeks of the meeting date.

View the EU Directive on Recognition of Qualifications.