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Engineering Technician - EngTech

Engineering Technician (EngTech)

Engineering Technicians (EngTech) apply proven techniques and procedures to the solution of practical engineering problems.

Engineering Technicians are required to apply safe systems of work and are able to demonstrate:

  • Evidence of their contribution to either the design, development, manufacture, commissioning, decommissioning, operation or maintenance of products, equipment, processes or services
  • Supervisory or technical responsibility
  • Effective interpersonal skills in communicating technical matters
  • Commitment to professional engineering values.

If this sounds like you then you deserve to see your professionalism recognised by gaining the EngTech title. Why wait? Apply today by contacting the relevant professional engineering institution.


EngTech registration is open to anyone who can demonstrate the required professional competences and commitment. 

Typically, applicants will have successfully completed an Advanced/Modern Apprenticeship or other work based learning programme approved by their professional engineering institution. This can lead directly to Engineering Technician registration. 

Or, alongside appropriate working experience, they will hold:

  • a qualification, approved by a licensed professional engineering institution, in engineering or construction set at level 3 (or above) in the Qualifications and Credit Framework/National Qualifications Framework for England and Northern Ireland; or at level 6 (or above) in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework; or at level 3 (or above) in the Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales;
  • or equivalent qualifications approved by a licensed professional engineering institution.  

To check whether your academic qualification is approved for EngTech please click here

Individuals without formal qualifications may also apply for EngTech registration by demonstrating they have acquired the necessary competence through substantial working experience. 

UK-SPEC provides details of the competence required for EngTech registration. Institution staff will advise and support you throughout the registration process.

Why become professionally registered?

There are many reasons why engineers and technicians should achieve professional registration.  Click here to see the value of registration

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How to become professionally registered?

Read about the process of becoming professionally registered to find out what the next steps are

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Engineering Technician Case Studies

Read the stories of Engineering Technicians to hear why they applied for professional registration, how they got there and the impact the title has had on their careers

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Engineering Technician Logo

EngTech registrants are entitled to use the Engineering Technician logo on their email signature, business cards and stationery

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Technician Registration Initiatives

The Engineering Council is working with a range of partners to promote the EngTech and ICTTech titles. Information on these initiatives can be found here

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Pathways from EngTech to IEng

As an Engineering Technician, ICT Technician, or someone working in a technician role, have you noticed that your work status has progressed? Are you improving processes, making decisions, championing standards? Perhaps you’re managing a team or supervising projects. Now could be the time to consider registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

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