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2,345 engineers and technicians professionally registered in last three months of 2022

Published: 12/01/2023

Stars and a triumphant person. Text reads "For quarter 4, congratulations to 2,345 new registrants!"The Engineering Council would like to congratulate every one of the 2,345 engineers and technicians who became professionally registered during Q4 2022, 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.

Almost 5,000 people were professionally registered during the second half of 2022 and around a third of those were technicians, achieving either Engineering Technician (EngTech) or Information and Communications Technology Technician (ICTTech) registration. This underlines the importance of technician roles to the profession and the benefits of professional registration at all careers stages and levels.

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 fourth quarter of 2022:

  • 1,296 people achieved CEng
  • 293 people achieved IEng
  • 694 people achieved EngTech
  • 62 people achieved ICTTech

Engineering Council CEO Alasdair Coates BEng(Hons) MSc CEng FICE MCIHT CMIOSH said:

“Congratulations to every single person registered in 2022 on their achievement! We understand what a professional and personal milestone professional registration is.  

Every professionally registered engineer and technician has chosen to have their competence independently assessed, setting them apart from their non-registered colleagues. 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 and employers can have confidence in registrants as engineering professionals.”

To verify an engineer or technician’s Engineering Council registration, use our online tool RegCheck:

The Engineering Council licenses 39 Professional Engineering Institutions (PEIs) to assess individuals for professional registration, which is open to any competent practising engineer or technician, with different levels and pathways to registration available. For your next steps to becoming professionally registered, see:


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: