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 2021, please note that due to current circumstances the interviews will be held remotely using a video conferencing facility. 

Interviews will take place at 9.30, 12.30 and 15.30 on the following dates:

Thursday, 21st January 2021
Thursday, 11th March 2021
Thursday, 22nd April 2021
Thursday, 3rd June 2021
Thursday, 15th July 2021
Thursday, 26th August 2021
Thursday, 14th October 2021
Thursday, 25th November 2021

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.