Record numbers for professional registration through BINDT


New Engineering Council registrants 2015
BINDT is pleased to report the following members attained registration in the section indicated between January-March 2015
Chartered Engineer
Engineering Technician
M J Evans
G P Cooke
P J GrosserR Hastings
R L Watson
C Kelly
N Winter
M Kirkham

C Leggett
Incorporated Engineer
D A Macintyre
R Gorman
I A McAllister
L Rothwell
T McLaren

R Mumford
Engineering Technician
J M Panicker
M R Adam
L Rodway
A Balan
G H Sinclair
C G Barnes
S W Torrie
L A Cabrelli
B A Van Scheltema
T J Camp
K Watson
In 2014, the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) saw more members successfully register with the Engineering Council at Engineering Technician (EngTech) level than ever before. Registration at all levels (EngTech, IEng and CEng) saw a significant increase on the 2013 figure and BINDT expects the number to continue rising, through natural growth as well as a direct result of strategic marketing plans. This outlines the fact that applications are not only accepted and encouraged through BINDT, but the application process simplified with entry routes tailored for NDT professionals. At the end of 2009, 173 BINDT members were registered as EngTechs, a figure that had increased to 323 by the end of 2014, representing a rise of more than 85% over four years.

BINDT has been licensed by the Engineering Council as a Professional Engineering Institute (PEI) since 1984 and, although the number of Engineering Council registrations through BINDT has steadily increased year-on-year, the introduction of the PCN Level 2 route to Engineering Technician (EngTech – ‘Do Yourself a Favour’) campaign in 2009 and the PCN Level 3 pathway to Incorporated Engineer (IEng) registration launched in 2013 have both made a notable and positive impact on registration figures.

BINDT is one of around 36 PEIs in the UK licensed to assess candidates for professional registration with the Engineering Council and processes applications from individuals for EngTech, IEng and Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration. As a PEI, the Institute is authorised to assess the competence and commitment of a candidate for registration and, once accepted, to promote and support the continuing professional development (CPD) and conduct of registrants.

BINDT offers a variety of entry route options through its unique Institute-specific schemes, providing candidates the chance to develop their knowledge and expertise, thus opening doors to new career opportunities and improved prospects for promotion.

The ‘Do Yourself a Favour’ (DYAF) campaign is aimed at individuals who hold a PCN Level 2 certificate in any method and meet the criteria for Graduate Membership of BINDT, who are eligible for direct entry (no interview required) to register as an Engineering Technician (EngTech) with the Engineering Council.

Following on from the success of BINDT’s DYAF campaign, the Engineering Council has now agreed that PCN Level 3 certification satisfies the knowledge and understanding required for registration as an IEng. Applicants for registration as an IEng must be members of BINDT (normally, BINDT membership at the Member Grade satisfy the qualification requirements) and must undergo a Professional Review Interview (PRI). The PCN Level 3 route to IEng is built on acceptable combinations of PCN certification. A breakdown of these routes can be found on the BINDT website:

For more information on Engineering Council registration and/or BINDT membership, visit: or contact the BINDT Membership Department, tel: +44 (0)1604 89 3811 or email: