Chartered Engineer

'Chartered Engineers develop solutions to complex engineering problems using new or existing technologies, and through innovation, creativity and technical analysis'

 UK-SPEC, 4th edition 

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Why become a Chartered Engineer (CEng)?

  • Enhance your career prospects and earning potential
  • Demonstrate your level of skills and knowledge within the profession
  • Demonstrate your commitment to professional standards and ethical practice
  • Stand out of the crowd with internationally-recognised letters CEng after your name
  • The opportunity to actively get involved with the wider engineering community to develop and shape the industry

Why choose CIHT to apply for CEng?

  • Assessed by experts in the same sector as yourselves
  • Straightforward and easy to follow process
  • Streamlined approach to fit your busy schedule
  • Mentor guidance available
  • Excellent customer service and support materials for every step of the process

CIHT can add value, inspire, inform and develop your career.

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Don’t just take our word for it

I always recommend CIHT to my colleagues and the Professional Review process confirmed what I thought from the start - CIHT is the way to go and I'll definitely encourage others to join. It's a great institution for all transport professionals!

Jakub Dziurdz, WSP

I have found the CIHT review application process to be straight forward and very well organised. The Education Team were very helpful, and always provided detailed information in a short period of time when I required advice. I would recommend the CIHT to colleagues seeking similar professional qualifications.

Stuart Baird, Amey

The CIHT's application process is clear, straight forward and well thought out.

Alastair Fowler, Mott MacDonald


Take the first step - start your initial assessment today

If you are interested in applying for CEng registration through CIHT, please complete our quick and simple online initial assessment so that the CIHT Education Team can confirm your route. The routes are as follows:

Standard Route - you meet the academic benchmark set by the Engineering Council and can proceed directly to Professional Review. This requires you to submit a Portfolio of Evidence and attend a Professional Review interview. The academic benchmark is as follows:

  • An accredited 4-year integrated MEng degree
  • A Bachelor's degree which is accredited for CEng with further learning, plus an accredited Master's degree

Other courses may be covered by international agreements such as the Washington Accord, FEANI and EUR-ACE.

Individual Route - you do not meet the academic benchmark and will need to complete further learning or undergo a form of assessment (e.g. a Technical Report) to demonstrate your knowledge to the required level, before you are eligible to proceed to Professional Review.

The online initial assessment form is free of charge for members and non-members.

Start your initial assessment today

Become a Member to apply

If you decide to apply for CEng registration through CIHT, you must first become a member.

Becoming a member will give you access to a range of benefits that will support you in your journey towards qualifications, including vital CPD opportunities and access to further support and mentoring. Click here to find out how CIHT can support you throughout your career. 

If you have any questions about membership, please email

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Start Your Professional Review Application

If your initial assessment outcome e-mail confirms that you are eligible to apply for CEng Professional Review, the next stage in the assessment process is to submit a Portfolio of Evidence. Our online application form allows you to track your progress and build up your Portfolio of Evidence before you are finally ready to submit. 

You will also need to attend a Professional Review interview to demonstrate that you have reached the CEng competence standard set by the Engineering Council.  Please click here for information on upcoming submission deadlines, interview dates and fees.

Apply for CEng Professional Review

The CEng Standard

The criteria against which candidates are assessed are outlined in the Engineering Council's 'The UK Standard for Professional Engineering and Competence and Commitment' document (4th edition).

  • Competence A: Knowledge and Understanding
  • Competence B: Design, development and solving engineering problems
  • Competence C: Responsibility, management and leadership
  • Competence D: Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment E: Professional Commitment

Find out more about the requirements of CEng by referring to pages 31-40 of UK-SPEC.

UK-SPEC, 4th Edition


Are you eligible to use the online application portal to apply for Professional Review?

Watch this video to see if you are eligible to use CIHT’s new online Professional Review application service for EngTech, IEng or CEng registration.


Making an application for Professional Review 

If you are eligible for professional review, check out this video to find out how to apply using our new online application service.


Additional Membership

Additional memberships exist where the registrant has been awarded their title (e.g. CEng) by two separate institutions. The Engineering Council only issues one certificate on initial registration. However, secondary certificates can be purchased via the Engineering Council’s website.

Find out more and apply today

Dual Registration

Holding more than one professional registration at the same time, , is known as dual registration. Dual registrations exist where a registrant has been awarded more than one of the Engineering Council’s titles (e.g. EngTech and IEng or IEng and CEng) and each of these has been awarded by a different institution. The Engineering Council issues dual registrants with a certificate for each title.

Dual registration is therefore only possible for those registered with separate titles, via separate institutions, paying separate registration fees for each title. To find out more contact

CIHT Learn

Our new CIHTLearn platform provides Members with access to free and low cost online training and a tool to plan and record your CPD. This includes a highly recommended ‘Preparing for Professional Review’ module which is free to both members and non-members. The module will help you understand how to plan and prepare for professional review, use your Portfolio to demonstrate the UK-SPEC competences and commitment, recognise what is expected in a professional review and identify how to work with your mentor to prepare for professional review.

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Help and Support

For any queries, please contact or call +44 (0)20 7336 1555 and select the extension for the education department. 

Office opening hours are 9.00 to 17.00 GMT.


CEng Resources & Templates 


Get ahead with CIHT Membership

You will need to be a CIHT member to apply for professional registration. Find out how much you can get out of CIHT Membership and how it can supercharge your career!

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