Chartered Member (CEng MIGEM)

CEng is a globally recognised professional registration title. Chartered Engineers develop solutions to engineering problems using new or existing technologies, through innovation, creativity and change and/or they may have technical accountability for complex systems with significant levels of risk.

Visit the individual member benefits page for a summary of the key benefits you'll receive or read a selection of individual member testimonials.

Already professionally registered?

If you are already registered as a CEng with another professional engineering institution and maintain your Engineering Council registration with them, then you can join us at the same registration level. All you need to do is confirm this with us when you apply and we will advise you of the next steps.

Who can apply?

To become a Chartered Member we will need to assess your academic qualifications, professional development and industry experience against the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).

Assessing your academic qualifications

IGEM along with other professional engineering institutions has identified a number of academic qualifications that fully or partially satisfy the education requirements for CEng. We refer to these as accredited qualifications.

Qualifications likely to be accredited for CEng include: a MEng degree, a Bachelor’s degree with Honours in engineering or technology plus a Master’s degree or Engineering Doctorate (EngD), or appropriate further learning to masters level.

Visit the Engineering Council’s Accredited Course Search to find out whether your qualifications are accredited.

My qualifications are accredited

If you hold an accredited qualification for CEng then you will be able to proceed with the professional review.

My qualifications are not accredited

If your qualifications are not accredited then you can still apply to become a CEng we will simply need to make an individual assessment of your qualifications. This means your application will need an academic assessment.

We will ask you to provide us with copies of your qualification certificates and transcripts and will submit these, along with your application form for academic panel assessment.

There are two typical outcomes of an academic assessment, they are;

  1. Confirmation of which registration level your qualifications have been accepted for and you can proceed with the professional review

  2. You are required to demonstrate further learning for the registration level you are applying for. One way in which you can demonstrate this is by producing a technical report. 

Join us as an Engineering Associate

If your current qualifications are not accredited it’s likely to take slightly longer to achieve professional registration therefore you may like to consider joining us as an Engineering Associate in order to start enjoying the benefits of being part of our network.

Professional experience and competence

You will need to demonstrate your ability to meet the CEng competence and commitment statements. In order to assess your professional experience and competence you will need to prepare a professional review report and have a professional review interview. Download our Professional Review Report and Interview guidance

How to apply

The first step to becoming a Chartered Member is for you to apply online.  Alternatively, download the application form and return it by email to or post to

Membership Services
IGEM House
26 & 28 High Street
DE74 2DA

What happens next?

When we have received your application we’ll check to see if your qualifications are accredited. We’ll contact you to confirm whether or not your application is being referred for an academic assessment. If so you’ll need to provide us with copies of your qualification certificates and transcripts. These will need to be signed by your verifier to  confirm  they have seen the original documents. Don’t forget, we can give you a hand to identify a suitable individual to verify your application if necessary.

Depending upon the outcome of the academic assessment you may need to write a technical report. We’ll also ask you to begin preparing your professional review report. Once it’s submitted we’ll arrange your professional review interview.


We recognise that many of the steps associated with CEng application can seem daunting particularly if you are preparing a technical report in addition to the competing a professional review. If this is the case then you might like to consider using an IGEM approved mentor to help you with your application. Please contact us if you would like us to assign you a mentor.


The annual IGEM subscription fee for a Chartered Member is £204.00 (UK) and £194.00 (Overseas). An application fee of £90.00 also applies. Existing members transferring from another grade will be required to pay a £50.00 transfer fee. 

Application documents

2022 interview dates

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

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.