Royal Air Force

If you are serving in the Royal Air Force (or have left the Service within the last 12 months), you may be able to use our simplified route to Professional Registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Engineering Technician (Eng Tech).

Not yet a member of an institution?

We have a table of RAF career break points and our membership requirements to help you decide which level of professional registration is right for you.

You won’t be required to write a detailed report, attach proof of attended courses or create a Development Action Plan. IEng and CEng applicants must have a Professional Review Interview with our panel of peers to discuss your achievements. They will then make a recommendation towards professional registration as an IEng or a CEng.

Military Personnel Professional Review Interview Guidance

You'll need to send your application to the applicable SO2 Engineer Branch or Engineering Trades Sponsor at:

HQ Air, Gauntlet Block
RAF High Wycombe
Walters Ash
Bucks
HP14 4UE


Want to upgrade your membership?

If you're already registered as a CEng, IEng or EngTech and a member of the Institution (MIMechE) and you’re a Wing Commander (or above), you can upgrade using a simplified process. Just fill out a Member to Fellow upgrade application form.

If you are below the rank of Wing Commander, but believe you meet the Fellowship criteria, please apply via the traditional route.


Want to transfer your membership to us?

If you’re a CEng, IEng or EngTech registered with the Engineering Council through one of their approved institutions, you can apply through our Armed Forces Existing Registrant process.

Download the Armed Forces Existing Registrant Application Form.

Are you a Commissioned Officer applying for CEng or IEng?

Contact SO2 Engineer Branch Sponsor for more information.


Are you a WO or SNCO applying for IEng? Or are you an SNCO, JNCO or Airman?

Contact SO2 Engineering Trades Sponsor for more information.

Alternatively, you can contact the SO3 Engineering Trades Sponsor.


Need some help?

Contact Defence Liaison Officer Jill Dwyer if you have any questions about joining us as a member of the Armed Forces or MoD.