Transfer your membership from another institution
Are you already registered at another institution in the UK?
If you’re already registered as a Chartered Engineer or an Incorporated Engineer with the Engineering Council via one of the professional engineering institutions they approve, then you can join us as at the same registration level.
To apply you need:
are available to help you with your application. We do not need to assess your competence again and, provided you submit a detailed application, it is unlikely that we will need to interview you.
Are you considering Fellowship?
If you would also like to be considered for Fellowship as part of your transfer, then please read through the information below and submit both applications (only one application fee is required):
Are you already registered at another institution somewhere else in the world?
Applying under a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA)
Registered professional engineers who can demonstrate the UK-SPEC competence requirements, are eligible to apply under the Mutual Recognition Agreement if they are registered with:
You should contact the membership team to check whether you are eligible to use this process before you begin your application.
Applying under the European Mobility Directive (EMD)
This application process may be suitable for you if you are working in Europe as a professional engineer and can demonstrate the application requirements.
Registered professional engineers in a regulated European country may be considered for membership under the European Mobility Directive.
Professional engineers in non-regulated European countries may also be considered under EMD if they hold an appropriate degree and have at least one year's experience (or the part-time equivalent) out of the last 10 years in a non-regulated country.
Before making your application, you should contact our membership team to check whether you are eligible to apply using this route.