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Press releases 2018

New licence announced

Published: 26/01/2018

The Engineering Council is pleased to announce the Institute of Physics (IOP) receiving approval to assess candidates for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and Engineering Technician (EngTech) status. This is in addition to the IOP’s existing licence to assess candidates for Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration.

Licensed institutions are deemed to have sufficient experience, procedures and resources to undertake the following tasks:

  • Assess the competence and commitment of candidates for registration
  • Monitor the continuing professional development of registrants
  • Monitor the conduct of registrants. 

Engineering Council CEO Alasdair Coates said “The Engineering Council’s vision is to maintain society’s confidence and trust in the engineering profession. We achieve this through working with partners across the professional engineering community and are pleased to see the Institute of Physics offering a wider choice of professional engineering registration titles to its members and achieving those standards expected of a Licensed Member”.

There are currently 35 licensed professional engineering institutions, whose details can be found at:


For press enquiries:    

Kate Webster, Engineering Council –, 020 3206 0567

The Engineering Council holds the national Register of Engineering Technicians (EngTech), Incorporated Engineers (IEng), Chartered Engineers (CEng) and Information and Communication Technology Technicians (ICTTech). It also sets and maintains the internationally recognised standards of competence and ethics that govern the award and retention of these titles. By this means it is able to ensure that employers, government and wider society, both at home and overseas, can have confidence in the skills and commitment of registrants. For more information visit: