Engineering Technician

'Engineering Technicians apply proven techniques and procedures to the solution of practical engineering problems'.

 UK-SPEC, 4th edition

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Why become an Engineering Technician (EngTech)?

  • 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 EngTech after your name
  • The opportunity to actively get involved with the wider engineering community to develop and shape the industry


Watch this short video which highlights the value of EngTech registration.


Why choose CIHT to apply for EngTech?

  • 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

'The overall procedure for obtaining a professional qualification was very good and easy to follow. I found everyone very helpful and approachable at the CIHT, which made the review procedure very stress free'.

Richard Austin, WSP

Take a moment to read the Engineering Council's case study which features CIHT member Catherine Downes as she discusses how EngTech registration has benefited her career.

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Take the first step - start your initial assessment today

If you are interested in applying for EngTech registration through CIHT, please complete our quick and simple online initial assessment so that the CIHT Education Team can confirm your eligibility. 

You do not need to hold any formal qualifications to apply for EngTech, but should have around a minimum of 3 years experience within the sector.

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 EngTech registration through CIHT, you must first become a member at Associate or Member grade.

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 queries 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 EngTech 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 EngTech competence standard set by the Engineering Council.  Please click here for information on upcoming submission deadlines, interview dates and fees.

Apply for EngTech Professional Review

The EngTech 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 EngTech by referring to pages 19-23 of UK-SPEC.

UK-SPEC, 4th Edition


Are you eligible to use the Online Applications for Engineering 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.


EngTech Resources and 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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