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Recognised Standards are standards derived from the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence and Commitment (UK-SPEC), such as proprietary sector-specific or specialist standards published by the Engineering Council and standards derived from UK-SPEC by Licensees in accordance with our Guidance.
Recognised Standards may also be third-party standards evaluated as fully or partially meeting the requirements set out in UK-SPEC, for which exemptions may be given when assessing applicants for Engineering Council registration. PEIs shall document where a Recognised Standard is used and the exemptions that may be given within their registration procedures.
The position of Recognised Standards in relation to the reference Standards is set out below: