Becoming a Chartered Engineericon education


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.  If you have suitable qualifications you can apply using the "Standard Route", if not you may still be able to apply by the"Alternative Route" which involves submitting an additional Technical Report showing that you are working at a suitable level. 

  • Note: Qualifications must either be accredited or subject to an international recognition agreement. Exemplifying qualifications include integrated MEng degree; Bachelors degree with honours in engineering or technology, plus either an appropriate Master degree or Engineering Doctorate (EngD) accredited by a licensed professional engineering institution, or appropriate further learning to Masters level; Bachelors degree with honours in engineering or technology, started prior to Sept 1999; International agreement (Washington Accord) overseas qualifications; European qualifications recognised under FEANI; Engineering Council Examinations (up to 2011).  Individually assessed qualifications in similar areas may be accepted - See note at the bottom of the page on Recognition of Qualifications or complete a Qualifications Assessment Enquiry if you require further advice. 
  • Criteria for CEng competency 
  • Guidance on Alternatives route to registration - Technical Report Route
  • Application Form (standard route - for those holding recognised qualifications)  


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:    


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