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In the first quarter of 2023, over 1,700 engineers and technicians became professionally registered with the Engineering Council, 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.
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:
In the first quarter of 2023:
Engineering Council CEO Alasdair Coates BEng(Hons) MSc CEng FICE MCIHT CMIOSH said:
“Congratulations to everyone registered in the first few months of 2023 on their achievement! We understand what a professional and personal milestone professional registration is.
“Registration sets individuals apart from their non-registered colleagues, as every professionally registered engineer and technician has chosen to have their competence independently assessed. 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.”
Please our online tool RegCheck: www.engc.org.uk/regcheck to verify an engineer or technician’s active registration.
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.
To find out more about the benefits and your next steps to becoming professionally registered, see: www.engc.org.uk/professional-registration
The UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence and Commitment (UK-SPEC) explains the requirements that people must meet to become professionally registered.
It also includes examples of activities that demonstrate the required competence and commitment.
The Information and Communications Technology Technician (ICTTech) Standard outlines the competence and commitment requirements for registration as an ICTTech.
In our case studies, registrants share their career journeys, talk about what pointed them towards engineering and explain how becoming professionally registered has benefitted them and their employer.
Our 'Pocket Guide to Registration' provides a short profile of each of the PEIs, as well as a guide to the registration process.
A person can begin working towards professional registration at any time, and in any sector or discipline. Whether you’re trying to choose the right apprenticeship or university course, applying for a promotion or a new job, or taking on your next big project: professional registration can support your career goals, demonstrating your competence and commitment to ethics and continual improvement.
Questions? Please do get in touch and we'll do our best to help.
An individual registrant can hold more than one designation or title (for example, such as Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Incorporated Engineer (IEng), or holding CEng with more than one institution), consequently there are more titles recorded on the Register than there are individual registrants.Print this page