European Routes to Registration

EU Route to UK Professional Registration

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.


EUR ING Registration

Professional engineers and engineering technicians who are registered with the Engineering Council can be recognised across the EU and the EEA in accordance with the above EU legislation.



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EU Route to UK Professional Registration

This route is appropriate for civil engineers who are already professionally qualified in another EU member state and want to work in the UK using the title CEng, IEng or EngTech.

Are you eligible?

In order to apply, you must be

  • A member of CIHT at Member grade or above
  • Be an EU citizen or holder of EU rights
  • Intend to work in the UK at CEng, IEng or EngTech level.
  • Be able to communicate effectively in English.
  • Already be fully-qualified as a civil engineer in your home member state before coming to work in the UK.

If you have academic qualifications gained in the UK or UK professional experience gained before becoming qualified in your home EU member state, you will normally need to apply for registration via the professional review process. Please contact for further details.

EU Route Submission Documents

Your EU Route submission should consist of the following documentation:

  • A completed EU Route Application Form
  • UK-SPEC Evidence Forms - no more than 500 words for each section. Please refer to the EU Route - Gap Analysis Exercise document for assistance in completing the UK-SPEC Evidence Forms. 
  • Detailed CV (signed by your sponsors to confirm that, to the best of their knowledge, the detail is correct).
  • Proof of nationality e.g. copy of passport/identity card.
  • Certified copies of academic qualifications/diplomas and certified translations.
  • Evidence of membership of a recognised professional engineering institution in your home EU state.
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) record demonstrating that you have undertaken a minimum of 25 hours a year of CPD for each of the two pears prior to making your application.

CIHT reviewers assess all EU Route applications and may invite applicants to an interview to discuss the way in which they have applied their skills and knowledge in a UK context if this is not clearly demonstrated in the application.


Please see here for current fees (payable online via your MyCIHT account once an admin check has been completed).

How to Apply

To apply via the EU Route, you should submit the above documentation to, as one comprehensive PDF file.

Submissions can be made at any time during the year.

Please note that this route will remain open until at least December 2020.


EUR ING Registration

The Engineering Council is the UK National Member of the European Federation of National Engineering Associations (FEANI). 

The title provides a guarantee of competence for professional engineers, in order to:

  • allow practicing engineers to move within and outside the geographical area represented by FEANI's member countries
  • ensure mutual recognition of qualifications, should engineers wish to practice outside their own country
  • encourage the continuous improvement in the quality of engineers by setting, monitoring and reviewing standards

All applications for EUR ING registration are assessed by FEANI’s European Monitoring Committee (EMC). This meets three times a year (2020 dates below). The assessment process may take up to 6 months or longer if your application is incomplete or the EMC requests further information.

EUR ING registrants are entitled to use the title EUR ING in front of their name e.g. EUR ING J Smith CEng.

Are you eligible to apply for EUR ING registration through CIHT?

UK applicants must:

If you are professionally registered in another European country, you should contact the FEANI National Member for that country for information about how to apply.


£210.00 (payable online via your MyCIHT account). You must renew your EUR ING registration every five years and renewals currently cost £45.00. You will be sent an invoice by the Engineering Council towards the end of the five year period to remind you to renew your registration.

How to Apply

FEANI are very specific about how they would like the application form to be completed. Please make sure that you carefully read the EUR ING Applicant Guidance Notes to ensure that the form is completed correctly.

To apply, please submit the following documents to

  • A complete EUR ING application form downloaded from the FEANI website
  • Copies of your qualifications and CEng certificate
  • Chronology or overview CV of your professional engineering job titles/brief job description with dates, signed and dated by you
  • A signed and dated letter from your current employer certifying that the information provided in your curriculum vitae is accurate
  • Professional Engineer Experience Section (download from the FEANI website)

We will check and process your application before sending it to the Engineering Council for assessment. The assessment decision will be sent to you directly by the Engineering Council.

You can submit your application at any time, but closing dates for the next meeting are usually 6 weeks in advance.

Application Deadlines and Meeting Dates - 2020

19 & 20 March 2020

  • FINAL date for applications to be received by the Engineering Council: 27 February 2020

8 & 9 September 2020

  • FINAL date for applications to be received by the Engineering Council: 18 August 2020

2 & 3 December 2020

  • FINAL date for applications to be received by the Engineering Council: 12 November 2020

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