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EngTech process and forms

Existing registrants

Transfer from another institution

If you are already registered as an Engineering Technician with another institution, you can transfer your membership to us.  To apply, download, complete and sign the Transfer application form

Send your completed application form by email to

New registrants

New registrants for EngTech have the option of applying online or applying with our editable PDF. Please note there is no application fee required when applying for EngTech.

EngTech Standard application 

Anyone working in an engineering field could be eligible to register as an EngTech. You don’t need any formal qualifications, although typically EngTechs have an NVQ/SVQ Level 3 or similar. All you have to do is prove that you have competency in your field by demonstrating key personal and professional skills.  



Download the PDF application form
Standard route guidance notes
Standard route exemplar

EngTech Approved application

This application is for anyone who has completed an IMechE approved modern/advanced apprenticeship. All you need to do is prove that you are making a personal commitment to an appropriate code of professional conduct, recognising obligations to society, the engineering profession and environment. 

Approved Schemes and qualifications:

Approved EngTech company schemes
Approved EngTech college and training provider schemes
Engineering Council Technician Database – lists all approved schemes and qualifications



Download the PDF application form
Approved route guidance notes
Approved route exemplar - Vocational based

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  • Do I need to have formal qualifications?

  • Do I have to be a member of IMechE to register as EngTech?

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  • What happens once my application has been submitted?

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