In the first quarter of 2022, over 2,000 engineers and technicians became professionally registered with the Engineering Council, following a successful assessment of their engineering competence and commitment. Professional registration is an internationally recognised mark of quality, as it is a standard set by the engineering profession.
Congratulations to each and every one of the 2,040 new registrants so far this year!
Unlike a purely academic qualification, registration demonstrates a person’s competence (gained through practical experience) as well as their knowledge and understanding. The engineers and technicians who achieve professional registration are skilled professionals who have chosen to have their expertise independently verified. Registrants are able to use post nominal letters after their names to show they hold one of these legally protected titles, demonstrating their professional status:
- Chartered Engineer (CEng)
- Incorporated Engineer (IEng)
- Engineering Technician (EngTech)
- Information and Communications Technology Technician (ICTTech)
In the first quarter of 2022:
- 1,262 people achieved CEng
- 247 people achieved IEng
- 479 people achieved EngTech
- 52 people achieved ICTTech
It is also possible for students and academics to apply for Interim registration, as a visible step towards a professional registration title. Interim registration is available to aspiring engineers and technicians in the initial professional development stage of a career in engineering. It demonstrates your enthusiasm, drive and commitment to your career and the profession and to developing the professional competence required for full registration. Interim registration confirms that you have completed learning that provides the underpinning knowledge and understanding for your chosen professional title. Find out more about interim registration.
Engineering Council CEO Alasdair Coates BEng(Hons) MSc CEng FICE MCIHT CMIOSH said:
“We understand what a huge achievement professional registration represents – both professionally and personally. Congratulations to every single person who has achieved this milestone so far this year!
“Every registrant has chosen to have their competence independently assessed. As a condition of maintaining registration, registrants commit to maintaining and enhancing that competence, as well as to working in an ethical and sustainable way. This means society, employers and clients can have confidence in registrants as engineering professionals.”
To verify an engineer or technician’s Engineering Council registration, use our online tool RegCheck: www.engc.org.uk/regcheck