Professional registration

IGEM is licensed by the Engineering Council to award the professional titles Engineering Technican (EngTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and Chartered Engineer (CEng). If your goal is to become professionally registered and achieve one of these titles then we'll need to assess your academic qualifications and professional experience against the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).

UK-SPEC is published by the Engineering Council on behalf of the UK engineering profession.  It describes the requirements that have to be met in order to become a professionally registered EngTech, IEng or CEng. The standard has been developed, and is regularly updated, by panels representing professional engineering institutions (PEI’s), employers and engineering educators.


Professional Registration Interview dates have been confirmed for 2022, please note that due to current circumstances the interviews will be held remotely using a video conferencing facility. 

Thursday, 27 January 2022
Thursday, 17 March 2022
Thursday, 5 May 2022
Thursday, 23 June 2022
- IGEM House, Kegworth (subject to current guidance)
Thursday, 11 August 2022
Thursday, 29 September 2022 - IGEM House, Kegworth (subject to current guidance)
Thursday, 3 November 2022
Thursday, 1 December 2022

For more information please contact the Membership Services team at

Join as an Engineering Associate

Working towards professional registration can take a little time therefore, you might like to consider joining us as an Engineering Associate in order to start enjoying the benefits of being part of our network. 

Revised Standards for Professional Registration

All applicants for registration and membership of IGEM are assessed against the standards as defined by the Engineering Council (EngC) in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). The 4th edition of the UK-SPEC was published on 1 September 2020, for implementation across the sector by 31 December 2021. The 4th edition is available here, with a summary of the key changes. 

The competence and commitment statements for Engineering Technician (EngTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng) are now available on our website.