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EngTech process and forms

What is EngTech membership and registration? 

As a member of the Institution you will be part of a unique network of the world’s best engineers.

EngTech is a level of professional registration for engineering technicians who can demonstrate that they have the skills and experience as set by the Engineering Council. 

What are the benefits?

With your EngTech professional registration and membership you can: 

  • Gain professional recognition with letters after your name – EngTech MIMechE
  • Develop your career and progress to higher earnings and more responsibility
  • Be part of an international network offering support, mentoring and networking
  • Access life-long learning resources, events and training

Who can apply?

Anyone working in an engineering field can register as an EngTech. You don’t need any formal qualifications, although typically EngTechs have an NVQ/SVQ Level 3 or similar. You have to prove competence in your field by demonstrating key personal and professional skills. 
If you have completed an IMechE approved modern/advanced apprenticeship you can apply through the EngTech approved route scheme. You will need to prove you are making a personal commitment to an appropriate code of professional conduct.  

How much will it cost?

The EngTech fees are tiered by age and experience to ensure all Engineering Technicians can apply. Click here for details of our annual fees. You may apply throughout the year and your annual fees are adjusted accordingly.

How to apply?

Our application process is flexible, we offer support and advice throughout and keep you updated on your application status.

You can apply and manage your application through your personal online My Account or apply offline.

Standard application:

Create an account and apply online

Or download the documents you need:

Approved route application:

Create an account and apply online

Or download the documents you need:

Transfer your membership:

If you are already registered as an EngTech with another institution, you can easily transfer your membership to us. Complete and return the Transfer application form.

If you are experiencing problems with the PDF application form, please try upgrading to the latest version of Adobe Reader or download and open the PDF in Foxit Reader (a free product).

Further questions

  • Do I need to have formal qualifications?

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

  • Does EngTech registration help with further accreditation as IEng or CEng?

  • Can I get help with my application?

  • What happens once my application has been submitted?

  • How long does EngTech registration take to complete?

  • I've not finished my apprenticeship. Can I still register as an EngTech?

Stand out with EngTech

EngTechNow is a UK campaign promoting the vital contribution that Engineering Technicians make to industry and the value of professional EngTech registration.

The campaign works closely with major employers to support the registration of their technicians.


Call 0845 226 9191 from the UK or +44(0)20 7304 6999 from outside the UK.

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Engineering Council update (January 2014):

Third Edition of UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC):

The UK-SPEC now includes a new competence under section E, which requires candidates to provide evidence of how they, ‘exercise responsibilities in an ethical manner’. Formal assessment of this new competence will not begin until January 2016. Any application scheduled for interview after this date will include assessment of this new competence.

Read the third edition of UK-SPEC

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