Transferring Engineering Council Registration

If you are registered as a Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer, or Engineering Technician with the Engineering Council through another institution and wish to transfer your registration to CIHT, the procedure for transferring is set out below.  Please note that there is no charge for transferring registration.

Applications to transfer Engineering Council registration from another Professional Engineering Institution to CIHT

a) Transfer applications from members registered through ICE, IStructE, or IHE

The applicant must:

  • Complete the  Transferring Engineering Council Registration form
  • Be a current member of CIHT at an appropriate grade (at least MCIHT for CEng and IEng and at least AMCIHT for EngTech)
  • Provide a detailed CV
  • Provide a CPD record for the last 2 years that demonstrates development of skills and knowledge relevant to Highways and Transportation.

b) Transfer applications from members registered through another engineering institution

In addition to the requirements listed in a) above, the applicant must:

  • Submit written evidence that demonstrates competence and commitment in a Highways and Transportation context derived from and meeting the generic standards specified in UK-SPEC for the relevant Section of the Register (i.e. CEng, IEng or EngTech).

The applicant may be required to attend an interview as part of the assessment process.

All applications will be considered by two CIHT reviewers who will make a recommendation regarding suitability for transfer to the Education and Training Manager. If the reviewers are unable to agree on a recommendation, the Chair of the Engineering Professional Standards Panel will decide on the applicant’s suitability for transfer.

The applicant will be informed of the outcome of the transfer application in writing within 6 weeks.

The Engineering Council will be notified of approved transfer applications and will update the registrant records.

Applicants will be invoiced by CIHT for Engineering Council fees, when due, following confirmation of transfer.