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Professional Registration

Chartered Engineer and Incorporated Engineer

Becoming a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer will ensure you gain recognition as a professional in your discipline. They provide the leading measure of competence, professionalism and ethical practice, in addition to showing your dedication to personal and professional development.

Registration is assessed against the Engineering Council’s UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence UK-SPEC. The specification characterises Chartered Engineers by ‘their ability to develop appropriate solutions to engineering problems, using new or existing technologies, promote advanced designs and design methods, introduce new and more efficient production techniques, marketing and construction concepts, or pioneer new engineering services and management methods. Chartered Engineers are engaged in technical and commercial leadership and possess effective interpersonal skills’.

The specification characterises Incorporated Engineers by ‘their ability to maintain and manage applications of current and developing technology. Incorporated Engineers may also be involved in engineering design, development, manufacture, construction and operation’.

Applications are welcome from CICES Members and Fellows.

Routes to professional registration

Accelerated routes exist for applicants with an exemplifying qualification and for EU applicants eligible to apply under the EU Directive route. Please contact the Membership Coordinator at for further details.

Individual report route 

Assessment is based on a combination of written reports and interviews.

How to apply

Assessment is based on a combination of written reports and interviews.

Chartered Engineer

Incorporated Engineer


Grade Stage 1 Stage 2 Engineering
Council (Initial
Council (Annual)
  Payable on application Payable on application Payable on completion Ongoing in conjunction with CICES fees
CEng £183.00 £316.00 £57.02 £43.85
IEng £183.00 £316.00 £48.14 £37.21
EngTech £138.00 Not required £19.73 £21.34

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