Recognition of EEA and Swiss Qualifications
The mutual recognition of professional qualifications is now governed under The Regulations of Professional Qualifications Amendment (EU Exit) Regulations (2019). The purpose of this legislation is to ensure that a system of recognition of professional qualifications continues and that individuals arriving in the UK with EEA or Swiss qualifications will have the means to seek recognition.
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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The EU Route was previously governed under the EU MRPQ Directive (2005/36/EC as amended by 2013/55/EU) up until 31 December 2020. Since 1 January 2021, this Directive is no longer applicable to the UK, however the results of those who were previously successful under this Directive remain valid. The mutual recognition of professional qualifications is now governed under The Regulations of Professional Qualifications Amendment (EU Exit) Regulations (2019). The purpose of this legislation is to ensure that a system of recognition of professional qualifications continues and that individuals arriving in the UK with EEA or Swiss qualifications will have a means to seek recognition.
Please download the below guide to find out if you have a right to recognition, what you need to do, and how the application process works.
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:
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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 - 2021
Panel 1: 22 March 2022
Panel 2: 7 June 2022
Panel 3: 13 September 2022
Panel 4: 2 December 2022