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.
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.
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.
In order to apply, you must be
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Your EU Route submission should consist of the following documentation:
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.
£135.00 (payable online via your MyCIHT account once an admin check has been completed).
To apply via the EU Route, you should submit the above documentation to email@example.com, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
8 & 9 September 2020
2 & 3 December 2020