Professional Membership

There are many benefits of professional institution membership, including:

  • Recognition of the member’s professional status, which may include post nominals
  • Support and guidance with professional development, including the registration process
  • Technical regional events, seminars, conferences, often at a special membership rate
  • Monthly journals and other technical publications
  • Access to technical library
  • Careers advice
  • Specialist interest groups and other networking opportunities
  • Health and legal advice

Becoming professionally registered in Engineering

The first step to becoming professionally registered with the Engineering Council as EngTech, IEng, CEng or ICTTech is membership of a licensed professional engineering institution. The institution will act as the awarding body for your registration.

When choosing which institution to contact it is best to join one closest to the discipline of engineering you work in. They will be best placed to assess your competence for professional registration. If you find that there are two or three suitable institutions, you might wish to join more than one, or contact all those suitable to choose which best meets your needs.

American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) (International)

Categories of Membership: various for Individuals, Corporates and Student & Young Professionals

British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT)

Grades of Membership: Associate; Student; Practitioner (PInstNDT); Affiliate; Graduate (GInstNDT); Member (MInstNDT); Fellow (FInstNDT)

Institute of Cast Metals Engineers (ICME)

Grades of Membership: Student Member (MICME); Professional Member (Prof MICME); Fellow (FICME)

Institution of Engineering Designers (IED)

Grades of Membership: Student (StudIED); Graduate/Diplomate (GradIED/DipIED); Associate (AIED); Member (MIED); Fellow (FIED)

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Merger of Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) and Institution of Incorporated Engineers (IIE)

Grades of Membership: Student; Apprentice; Associate; Member (MIET); Fellow (FIET)

Institute of Manufacturing (I.Manf.)

Grades of Membership: Student Member (Stud.I.Manf); Associate Member (A.M.I.Manf); Full Member (M.I.Manf); Fellow (F.I.Manf); Companion (Comp.I.Manf)

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Grades of Membership: Affiliate; Student Affiliate; Associate Member (AMIMechE); Member (MIMechE); Fellow (FIMechE)

Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC)

Grades of Membership: Student; Associate; Technician (TInstMC); Member (MInstMC); Fellow (FInstMC)

Institute of Acoustics (IOA)

Grades of Membership: Sponsor; Student; Affiliate; Technician Member; Associate Member (AMIOA); Member (MIOA); Fellow (FIOA); Honorary Fellow

The Welding Institute (TWI)

Grades of Membership: Graduate (GradWeldI); Technician (TechWeldI); Senior Associate (SenAWeldI); Incorporated Member (IncMWeldI); Member (MWeldI); Senior Member (SenMWeldI); Fellow (FWeldI)

Other Professional Bodies

Association for Project Management (APM)

Grades of Membership: Student; Associate; Full Member; Fellow

Chartered Quality Institute (CQI)

Grades of Membership: Practitioner; Member; Fellow

Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS)

Grades of Membership: Affiliate; Student; Member (MCIPS); Fellow (FCIPS)

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)

Grades of Membership: Affiliate; Member (MILT); Chartered Member (CMILT); Chartered Fellow (FCILT)

Association of Cost Engineers (ACostE)

Grades of Membership: Companion (Companion ACostE); Associate (AACostE); Student; Graduate (GradACostE); Member (MACostE); Fellow (FACostE); Honorary Fellow (Hon FACostE)

Institute of Management Services (IMS)

Grades of Membership: Affiliate; Associate (AMS); Member (MMS); Fellow (FMS)


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