BINDT registration with the Engineering Council


The engineering profession in the UK is regulated by the Engineering Council (EC) through 35 engineering institutions (Licensed Members, of which the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing is one) that are licensed to put suitably qualified members on the EC’s Register of Engineers. The Register has three sections: Chartered Engineer; Incorporated Engineer; and Engineering Technician. These titles are protected by the EC’s Royal Charter and may only be used by registrants.

Registering with the EC as a Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer or Engineering Technician brings the following benefits:
  • It identifies you as having competencies that employers value
  • It indicates that your competence and your commitment to professionalism have been assessed by other engineering professionals
  • It demonstrates that your competence may be compared with standards applicable in other parts of the world
  • It confirms that your commitment to professionalism is underwritten by the support of a national engineering institution or society licensed by the EC.

As a result, registrants often find that:
  • It is easier to gain promotion or a new job
  • Their pay compares favourably with unregistered engineers and increasingly against other qualified professionals
  • They are more likely to be listened to and respected in most parts of the world
  • Through their institution, they have access to a network of similarly qualified and experienced experts in their field.

Employers have the assurance of knowing that their registered engineers and technicians have received education and training that has enabled them to gain the recognition of their peers as meeting UK and international standards for knowledge and experience.

Increasingly, employers and contractors require key members of the project team to have professional registration. Some quality assurance systems rely on the registration of key staff. Also, employing registered engineers and technicians on safety-related work helps to demonstrate commitment to good health & safety practice. What type of work do engineers and technicians do?

Chartered Engineers (CEng)
Chartered Engineers (CEng) are characterised by their ability to develop appropriate solutions to engineering problems, using new or existing technologies, through innovation, creativity and change. They might develop and apply new technologies, promote advanced designs and design methods, introduce new and more efficient production techniques, marketing and construction concepts and pioneer new engineering services and management methods. Chartered Engineers are variously engaged in technical and commercial leadership (in positions of responsibility) and possess interpersonal skills.

Incorporated Engineers (IEng)
Incorporated Engineers (IEng) are characterised by their ability to act as exponents of today’s technology through creativity and innovation. To this end, they maintain and manage applications of current and developing technology and may undertake engineering design, development, manufacture, construction and operation. Incorporated Engineers are variously engaged in technical and commercial management and possess effective interpersonal skills.

Engineering Technicians (EngTech)
Engineering Technicians (EngTech) are involved in applying proven techniques and procedures to the solution of practical engineering problems. They carry supervisory or technical responsibility and are competent to exercise creative aptitudes and skills within defined fields of technology. Professional Engineering Technicians contribute to the design, development, manufacture, commissioning, operation or maintenance of products, equipment, processes or services. Professional Engineering Technicians are required to apply safe systems of work.

How do I become registered?
In order to become registered, you must be a member of a UK professional engineering institution such as BINDT. You can speak to Julie Grieve, Membership Services Coordinator, BINDT, about the qualifications required and the application process. Assessment of your application can take up to six months to complete, so do not delay until you find you need it.

Registration requires you to demonstrate appropriate competencies and commitment, which are set out by EC registration standards and made discipline-specific by BINDT. The registration process assesses your education and professional development against these standards. The final stage of the registration process is the professional review.

Education and professional development
The UK engineering profession has accredited a large number of academic qualifications, which either fully or partially satisfy the education requirements for registration. If your qualifications are not recognised, you may be considered for registration by the ‘Individual/Experiential Route’. However, you must demonstrate clearly that you have achieved the same level of knowledge and understanding as those with such exemplifying qualifications. If it is considered that further learning is required, you will be advised accordingly and the Engineering Council Working Group (ECWG) will provide guidance about further learning options.

Professional review
The professional review is based on your submitted registration application and a portfolio of supporting documentary evidence. CEng and IEng registration will require a professional review interview, undertaken by two BINDT interviewers. EngTech registration may include a professional review interview, which can be conducted at your workplace.

New Engineering Council registrants
BINDT is pleased to report that the following members attained registration in the period
1 January 2019 to 31 March 2020 in the sections indicated:

Chartered Engineer
C Douglas
R Jenkins
L Mullins
G Ptaszek

Incorporated Engineer
C A Haley
L M Hayday
K Hynd
T Z Leonard
R Liversidge
R Lobb
J J de Monbrun
J Napier
D J Parkinson
S Pendry
M Rotondella
D C Tedstone
C J White

Engineering Technician
S Allan
A S S Alvares
R Austin
K M Barwise
K Beavis
A Bell
L Bennett
M Boswell
D S Bracken
D Bromby
J G Brunton
S J Campbell
M Chamberlain
O P J Davie
M Dawson
J Dowle
G A Duncan
M Ferguson
R Finney
A Flux
J Hague
W Head
S Higgins
J Hoskins
J G Kruger
M Lane
D S Leigh
G Mackander
J Mair
K McBride
R G Morrison
A Moss
D B O’Hare
K Ollier
R A Randell
J Rawson
W G Rogers
J Sheridan
D W Smith
T Vincent
S P Viney
D Walker
J S Wheeler
D C Williamson
R Wilmshurst-Smith
A Zmeu 

For further information on registration, contact Julie Grieve on: +44 (0)1604 438322 or email: