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).

Getting professionally registered

The flowcharts below outline the professional registration process for EngTech, IEng and CEng.

RAF Application Flowchart for EngTech
RAF Application Flowchart for IEng (NCO)
RAF Application Flowchart for IEng and CEng

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Please email your application to the Endorser either scanned with a handwritten signature or with an e-signature using an application such as Adobe Sign, E-Sign, DocuSign, eSign PDF or HelloSign.

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.

Download a Royal Air Force application form.

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:

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RAF High Wycombe
Walters Ash
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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 IEng or CEng?

Contact SO2 Engineer Branch Advisor for more information.

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

Contact SO3 Engineering Trades Advisor

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.

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Sign up now to have your 2021 subscription fees paid directly by the RAF.

Log in to your account and provide your Service Number and permission, and we will do the rest.

Questions? Contact Jill Dwyer