Become a Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer or Engineering Tecnician


The Engineering Council regulates the Engineering Profession in the UK. Members of the IOR can apply for registration with the Engineering Council (ECUK) to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Engineering Technician (EngTech) provided that they meet the criteria of ECUK. Engineering Council registration gives you national recognition of your skills and status in Engineering and designatory letters after your name. Find out more about the role of the Engineering Council here

The Engineering Council provides:

IOR member applications are dealt with by CIBSE under a joint registration arrangement.  You will need to identify a sponsor who is familiar both with your work and with the Engineering Council competence criteria before you start your application. This person must have known you for some time before your application is submitted. If you do not know a suitable person please contact the IOR and we can allocate you to a sponsor to help you complete your application.


Why should you become registered? Watch this Engineering Council video about the benefits of registration below.






Application procedure

There are two application routes - Standard for those with recognised qualifications and Alternative for those who need to write a report as evidence of competence instead. In the first instance we recommend that anyone applying for CEng or IEng who is uncertain whether their Degree is recognised fill out a Qualifications Assessment Form. You will then get specific advice on the right type of application and grade for you.  


Registration Fees & Costs

Please see below for details of current application fees, assessments costs and renewal fees. You do not need to be a member of CIBSE or pay CIBSE membership fees provided you are an IOR member.


Submitting your application form

Completed forms must be sent to the IOR at 



Grades of Registration available to IOR members


  • Engineering Technician (EngTech)

Engineering Technicians contribute to the design, development, manufacture, commissioning, decommissioning, operation or maintenance of refrigeration and air conditioning products, equipment, processes or services.  They have either supervisory or technical responsibility, effective interpersonal skills in communicating technical matters and commitment to professional engineering values.

Find out more about the application procedure for EngTech here 


  • Incorporated Engineer (IEng)

Incorporated Engineers (IEng) maintain and manage refrigeration and air conditioning applications which use current and developing technology. They may also undertake engineering design, development, manufacture, construction and operation.   

Find out more about the application procedure for IEng here 


  • Chartered Engineer (CEng)

Chartered Engineers (CEng) develop appropriate solutions to engineering problems, using new or existing technologies, through innovation, creativity and change.  They promote advanced designs and design methods, introduce new and more efficient production techniques, marketing and construction concepts and pioneer new engineering services and management methods. 

Find out more about the application procedure for CEng here 



Recognition of qualifications

The Engineering Council only recognises specific qualifications below. If you do not hold the relevant qualifications you will need to produce evidence of your competence against the requirements of that grade of membership through a technical report or experiential evidence. The list of recognised qualifications can be searched shown below:    




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