Engineers' Registration

As a Licensed Member of the Engineering Council (EC), the Institute encourages members to register with the EC. The Institute can assess suitably qualified members for admission to the EC Register as Chartered Engineer (CEng), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and Engineering Technician (EngTech). 

Under its Royal Charter, the EC regulates the engineering profession in the UK and formally represents the interests of UK engineers abroad. All candidates for registration as Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer or Engineering Technician must satisfy the competence standards set by the EC and be members of a Licensed Member Engineering Institution. Applicants must show that they have a satisfactory educational base, have undergone approved professional development and must demonstrate, at interview, their professional competence against specific criteria. These are described in the Engineering Council’s UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC), copies of which are available from the BINDT Membership Services Department.

CEng, IEng and EngTech now follow either the ‘Standard Route’ or ‘Individual Route’. All requirements and information about the UK-SPEC can be found on the Engineering Council (EC) website:

http://www.engc.org.uk/standards-guidance/standards/uk-spec/

Download the UK-SPEC Standard for Chartered Engineers, Incorporated Engineers and Engineering Technicians.

Please send completed application and any supporting documentation to: The Registrar, The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing, Midsummer House, Riverside Way, Bedford Road, Northampton NN1 5NX, UK.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Engineering Technician – EngTech
Registration Route:
  • possession of one or more of the academic qualifications approved by the Engineering Council, for example BTEC/SCOTVEC Ordinary Certificate or equivalent in an approved subject; and

  • a minimum of three years’ combined approved professional development in NDT, condition monitoring or allied technologies.

Normally, BINDT membership at least at the Associate grade satisfies the above requirements.

Candidates, who are voting members of the Institute who hold at least a current PCN Level 2 qualification, may seek EngTech registration without interview.

Candidates without the preferred academic qualifications may be able to apply for an Individual Route appraisal. This separate procedure, administered by BINDT, involves an in-depth appraisal of the knowledge and experience acquired. Experienced, practising professional Engineering Technicians are often found to have gained the necessary knowledge and skills for their job through working closely with other skilled colleagues over a number of years.

Click on the links below to download further information:

Engineering Technician Registration for Associate Members, click here.

Engineering Technician Registration for Non-Associate Members, click here.


Incorporated Engineer – IEng
Registration Route:
  • possession of one or more of the academic qualifications approved by the Engineering Council, for example an accredited Bachelors or Honours Degree in engineering or technology, or equivalent qualifications in approved subjects, or acceptable combinations of PCN certification; and

  • a minimum of five years’ professional development in NDT, condition monitoring or allied technologies, with at least two years in position(s) of approved responsibility.

Normally, BINDT membership at the Member grade satisfies the above requirements.

Applicants who do not have exemplifying qualifications to demonstrate the required knowledge and understanding may do so in other ways via the Individual Route, but must clearly demonstrate they have achieved the same level of knowledge and understanding as those with qualifications.

These ways include:
  • assessment of submitted technical reports;

  • evaluation of competence by matching against the UK-SPEC requirements;

  • taking an acceptable academic programme.

Chartered Engineer – CEng
Registration Route:
  • possession of one or more of the academic qualifications approved by the Engineering Council, for example an accredited integrated MEng Degree or equivalent qualifications in approved subjects (see UK-SPEC); and

  • a minimum of five years’ professional development in NDT, condition monitoring or allied technologies, with at least two years in position(s) of approved responsibility.

Normally, BINDT membership at the Member grade is a minimum requirement for CEng application.

Applicants who do not have exemplifying qualifications to demonstrate the required knowledge and understanding may do so in other ways via the Individual Route, but must clearly demonstrate they have achieved the same level of knowledge and understanding as those with qualifications.

These ways include:
  • assessment of submitted technical reports;

  • evaluation of competence by matching against the UK-SPEC requirements;

  • taking an acceptable academic programme.

For more information on Chartered Engineer registration, click here.

To download the Engineering Council's eBook on CEng registration, click here.

To apply online for Engineering Council Registration visit shopBINDT.

Alternatively, download and complete an application form available from the Downloads link on the left-hand side of the page.