Monitored Professional Development Scheme (MPDS)

MPDS is an accredited company scheme, which follows an agreed structured programme, which can facilitate developing engineers in reaching the competence requirements for professional registration.

Having an accredited MPDS will raise your organisation’s profile with graduate engineers and promote high standards of engineering.

How does it work?

We assess and accredit your company graduate scheme to ensure the right opportunities, monitoring and feedback are in place for developing engineers, and particularly graduates, to apply for CEng or IEng.

Engineers from within your organisation who are already professionally registered will mentor those working towards registration. This not only builds the relationship between professional engineers and graduates, it also allow those who have already undergone registration to keep up their Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

How can it help your business?

Engineering businesses benefit from having professionally registered engineers – EngTech, IEng and CEng. MPDS is an efficient way of supporting your engineers since it’s based on your existing training and development strategy. There is ongoing support from our business development team – including workshops, presentations, individual feedback sessions and interview preparation. So applicants via MPDS have a very high success rate at professional review interviews, so it is good for the company and the engineers.

Who we help

Apply for company MPDS accreditation

Download and complete the application form to apply for company MPDS Accreditation. You will need to email your completed form to


MPDS Accreditation Visit Fee £750 plus VAT

The Institution charges a fee of £750 plus VAT for all MPDS accreditation and re-accreditation applications, in keeping with the wider PEI sector who mostly charge for visits.

The fee contributes towards administration and volunteer costs and helps us to continue to deliver a first-rate service for our Company partners. The Institution is also investing in improving the MPDS online tools.

Where accreditation is sought outside the UK the Company seeking accreditation is required to cover all costs associated with the visit.

Get in touch

To find out how MPDS can help your business, contact our business development team.


Become an MPDS or SRS mentor

If you're professionally registered as a CEng or an IEng and your organisation is running MPDS or SRS, you could consider becoming an MPDS or SRS mentor.

Find out how to become a mentor