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Engineering Council announces new Licensed Member

Published: 16/03/2020

Engineering Council logoThe Engineering Council and Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES) are pleased to announce that CICES has received approval to become a Licensed Member of the Engineering Council and assess its members for professional registration at the grades of Chartered Engineer and Incorporated Engineer. The institution previously held Professional Affiliate status.

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 CICES achieving those standards expected of a Licensed Member.”

CICES president Chris Preston said: “Professional registration offers CICES members a chance to prove their competence at the highest level, whilst at the same time ensuring high standards are maintained for the societies we serve as infrastructure professionals. This is a milestone in the international recognition of the role civil engineering surveyors play within the engineering community.”

Details of all currently licensed professional engineering institutions can be found on our website.


The Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES) is the leading professional body for specialists in geospatial engineering and commercial management in infrastructure. CICES prides itself on its achievement as an internationally renowned centre of excellence in the art and science of civil engineering surveying to serve the public and satisfy the needs of the construction industry worldwide.

CICES began in 1969 as the Association of Surveyors in Civil Engineering, was incorporated in 1972, and received a royal charter in 2009. It is a registered educational charity promoting the profession throughout the world.

About the Engineering Council

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:

Media enquiries
Abigail Tomkins, Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors - 44 (0)161 972 3116 +44 (0)7900 247686

Kate Webster, Engineering Council - +44 (0)20 3206 0567