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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.

Leaflet front cover; text reads "Professional registration - engineering expertise verified"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 nearly 223,000 people professionally registered as:

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

The figure above includes 6,000 engineers and technicians on the national Register who only hold interim titles, having registered their intention to work towards one of the professional titles above.

Find out more about becoming professionally registered and the benefits for your career, from our 'Professional registration' leaflet.

For more information about how the composition of the Register is changing over time, view our Registration Statistics page.

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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Newly registered engineers

Congratulations to the engineers and technicians who became professionally registered with the Engineering Council this quarter!

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Registration Fees

Find the up to date fees for professional registration

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Guide to Professional Registration

Download your copy of the 'Pocket Guide to Professional Registration for engineers and technicians 2023/2024'

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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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Registration statistics

A summary of registration statistics for 2023, showing trends over the past six years.

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