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Professional Registration

Professional registration provides a benchmark through which the public, employers and their clients can have confidence and trust that registered engineers and technicians have met globally recognised professional standards.

To achieve registration each individual’s competence and commitment is independently and thoroughly assessed by their peers.

Registrants possess and maintain the knowledge, skills and commitment required to meet the engineering and technological needs of today, whilst also catering for the needs of future generations. Professional registration therefore underpins the systems and processes that ensure the current and future safeguarding of society.

There are currently over 222,000 people professionally registered in the UK as:

In order to gain these titles applicants first join a relevant professional engineering institution licensed by the Engineering Council to assess candidates.

In addition there are over 10,000 engineers and technicians on the national register classified as Interim Registrants, having registered their intention to work towards one of the professional titles above.

Why become professionally registered?

There are many reasons why engineers and technicians should achieve professional registration.  Click here to see the value of registration

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How to register

Read about the process of becoming professionally registered and find out what your next steps are

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The professional titles

Learn more about the four professional titles (EngTech, IEng, CEng, ICTTech) available to engineers and technicians, the eligibility requirements, and find out which one is right for you

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Fraudulent Claims

The Engineering Council has come across some fraudulent activities surrounding professional registration.  Familiarise yourself with these to ensure that you don’t become a victim

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Registration Fees

Find the up to date fees for professional registration

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Pocket Guide to Professional Registration

Download your copy of the 'Pocket Guide to Professional Registration for engineers and technicians 2020/21'

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Video "What's in it for me?"

Our YouTube video has been developed to help you find out more about the value of professional registration to yourself and your employer

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