Chartered Engineer

From better career prospects and higher earning potential to demonstrating your commitment to professional standards and ethical practice, becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng) demonstrates your level of skills and knowledge within the profession. As a CEng registrant, your credentials will be respected internationally, as well as offer you the opportunity to actively get involved with the wider engineering community to develop and shape the industry.

The first stage in the process is to submit an initial assessment. This can be completed here. CIHT will confirm the options available to you in an initial assessment outcome e-mail. Further information about some of the routes to professional registration can be found below.

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Routes to CEng

Standard Route

If you have one of the following, you already have the qualifications you need for CEng and can proceed directly to Professional Review.

  • An accredited four-year integrated MEng degree
  • A Bachelor’s degree which is accredited as CEng with further learning, plus an accredited Master’s degree

Individual Route

If your academic qualification(s) does not meet the academic benchmark, you will be required to demonstrate the required technical knowledge as those holding accredited qualifications by completing one of the following:

Three stage Technical Report

  1. Stage 1: Synopsis
  2. Stage 2: Full Technical Report 
  3. Stage 3: Technical Report interview

Further Learning Report

This option may be available to you if your academic qualification is of the required level – MEng or MSc for CEng - but is not accredited by the Engineering Council or you have completed your academic qualification(s) overseas. 

EU Route

If you are a citizen of the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) who is qualified to practice as an Engineer in your home EU/EEA Member State, then you may apply for CEng, IEng or EngTech registration in the UK under the provisions of EU Directive 2005/36/EC, as amended by Directive 2013/55/EC.

Further information can be found here.

How do I apply?

  1. Complete the initial assessment form to confirm the options open to you (you do not need to be a member to complete an initial assessment).
  2. Read the Guidance Notes and complete the relevant submission documentation based on your initial assessment outcome.
  3. Check the submission deadlines and fees

Only CIHT members at Member grade or above are eligible to apply for CEng registration. You can apply to become a member online by clicking here.

CIHT has launched a new version of Professional Registration Guidance Notes (2019) which can be downloaded by clicking on the link in Step 2. If you are about to begin your journey to becoming professionally registered at CEng level, please ensure that you refer to this version and refrain from using an older version which you may have previously downloaded or received. The new single document provides greater clarity and ease of use for candidates so that the application process is as simple and stress-free as possible. Any templates or supporting documentation referred to in the 2019 Guidance Notes which you require as part of your application can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. Should you have any issues downloading any of the documentation, please contact

 N.B. Professional Review candidates preparing their Portfolio of Evidence should ensure that they download a copy of the CEng Gap Analysis Exercise in addition to the new version of Guidance Notes as this will help in relation to completing the UK-SPEC Evidence Forms.


Resources and Templates

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