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The Engineering Council is the UK member of the IPEA.
The IntPE(UK) qualification is open to Chartered Engineers who are registered with the Engineering Council and who meet the following requirements:
*Equivalent academic qualifications are qualifications at the appropriate level attained through formal study or examination, such as an Engineering Gateways degree, second-cycle programme on the FEANI EEED (formerly the FEANI INDEX) or EUR-ACE® database or the Engineering Council Post-graduate Diploma when combined with either a Bachelor degree or the Engineering Council Graduate Diploma. Please contact your professional engineering institution for advice.
Please note: Chartered Engineers who do not hold an accredited degree recognised under the Washington Accord, or equivalent academic qualification, are currently not eligible to apply for IntPE(UK) registration.
Although the Engineering Council recognises the competency of these engineers, the IPEA does not yet accept applicants through individual routes. The Engineering Council is hopeful that this situation will change, but this is likely to take a significant period of time.
The current registration fee is £105.
IntPE(UK) registration is renewable every five years. The renewal fee is currently £60, and requires demonstration of continued responsibility for significant engineering work and CPD for the period.
In addition to the benefits gained through CEng professional registration IntPE(UK) offers:
The Engineering Council and its fellow IPEA members are pursuing the possibility of future mutual recognition of professional titles, which would further enhance the benefits of IntPE(UK) qualification.
If you have gained your IntPE qualification from another IPEA jurisdiction, you can apply for professional registration as a Chartered Engineer. To do this you will need to become a member of one of the UK’s professional engineering institutions.
As part of your application you will be required to submit the following documents:
In recognition of the professional standing of IntPE, the Engineering Council allows a streamlined application process consisting of:
Some professional engineering institutions may have additional membership requirements to this streamlining.