EngTech is a globally recognised professional registration title and formal recognition of your competence. Engineering Technicians apply proven techniques and procedures to solve practical engineering problems. They can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of technical matters to NVQ/SQV level 3 or equivalent. EngTech is also a possible pathway to Incorporated Engineer or Chartered Engineer.
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Already professionally registered?
If you are already registered as an EngTech 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?
You may have just completed your apprenticeship and are in the early stages of your career or you may be an experienced technician. To achieve Engineering Technician membership you will need to demonstrate your ability to meet the EngTech competence and commitment statements.
Assessing your knowledge, understanding and competence
In order to assess your professional experience and competence you will simply need to provide written responses to a series of questions. These questions are designed to allow you to demonstrate you have the knowledge, understanding and competence described in the EngTech competence and commitment statements.
If you have an approved qualification
IGEM, along with other professional engineering institutions has approved a number of qualifications and apprenticeship schemes that satisfy the knowledge and understanding requirements described in the EngTech competence and commitment statements. If you have completed an approved programme, this means you can apply through the EngTech approved route.
Qualifications likely to be approved for EngTech include:
- Ordinary National Certificates (ONCs) in engineering, construction and the built environment
- National Diplomas in engineering, construction and the built environment
- City & Guilds Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) in engineering
- Level 6 Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) qualifications in engineering and construction
In addition, IGEM has approved the following qualifications:
- National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) level 3
- Domestic Gas Appliances and Central Heating – Maintenance (Scheme No. 6013-03)
- Domestic Gas Appliances and Central Heating – Installation (Scheme No. 6013-04)
- Domestic Natural Gas Installation(Ref No. 100/1918/2) (Scheme No. 6034-03)
- Domestic Natural Gas Installation and Maintenance (Ref No. 100/1919/4) (Scheme No. 6011/6012)
- Domestic Natural Gas Maintenance (Ref No. 100/1920/0) (Scheme No. 6034-04)
- Gas Emergency Service Operations (Ref No. 500/1538/2) (Scheme No. 6012)
- Gas Network Operations – Craft (Ref No. 100/2045/7) (Scheme No. 6029-04)
- Engineering Maintenance (Ref No. 100/3157/1)
- Gas Network Engineering (Scheme No. 6021)
- National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) level 4
- Gas Network Engineering Management (Ref No. 100/3349/x)
You can check if your programme is approved here.
In addition to demonstrating knowledge, understanding and competence you will also be required to demonstrate your commitment to professional development. We will ask you to provide us with details of your professional development activity and a plan for future development.
How to apply
The first step to becoming an Engineering Technician Member is for you to apply online. Alternatively, download the application form and return it by email to email@example.com or post to
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What happens next?
When we have received your application we’ll check to see if your qualification(s) are approved before letting you know whether you’ll be required to provide written responses to our EngTech competence and commitment statements.
Need help with your application?
If you’re a little daunted by the application process, preparing responses to our EngTech competence and commitment statements or would just like to have a chat about your application please contact us. We are always happy to help.
The annual IGEM subscription fee for an Engineering Technician Member is £124.00 (UK) and £114.00 (Overseas). An application fee of £65.00 also applies. Existing members transferring from another grade will be required to pay a £35.00 transfer fee.