European Routes to Registration

EU Route to UK Professional Registration

If you are a citizen of the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) who is qualified to practice as an Engineer in your home EU/EEA Member State, then you may apply for CEng, IEng or EngTech registration in the UK under the provisions of EU Directive 2005/36/EC, as amended by Directive 2013/55/EC.


EUR ING Registration

Professional engineers and engineering technicians who are registered with the Engineering Council can be recognised across the EU and the EEA in accordance with the above EU legislation.



EU Route to UK Professional Registration

This route is appropriate for civil engineers who are already professionally qualified in another EU member state and want to work in the UK using the title CEng, IEng or EngTech.

Are you eligible?

In order to apply, you must be

  • A member of CIHT at Member grade or above
  • Be an EU citizen or holder of EU rights
  • Intend to work in the UK at CEng, IEng or EngTech level.
  • Be able to communicate effectively in English.
  • Already be fully-qualified as a civil engineer in your home member state before coming to work in the UK. 

EU Route Submission Documents

Your EU Route submission should consist of the following documentation:

  • A completed EU Route Application Form
  • UK-SPEC Evidence Forms - no more than 500 words for each section. Please refer to the EU Route - Gap Analysis Exercise document for assistance in completing the UK-SPEC Evidence Forms. 
  • Detailed CV (signed by your sponsors to confirm that, to the best of their knowledge, the detail is correct).
  • Proof of nationality e.g. copy of passport/identity card.
  • Certified copies of academic qualifications/diplomas and certified translations.
  • Evidence of membership of a recognised professional engineering institution in your home EU state.
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) record demonstrating that you have undertaken a minimum of 25 hours a year of CPD for each of the two pears prior to making your application.

CIHT reviewers assess all EU Route applications and may invite applicants to an interview to discuss the way in which they have applied their skills and knowledge in a UK context if this is not clearly demonstrated in the application.


£135.00 (payable online via your MyCIHT account once an admin check has been completed).

How to Apply

To apply via the EU Route, you should submit the above documentation to, as one comprehensive PDF file.

Submissions can be made at any time during the year.

Please note that this route will remain open until at least December 2020.


EUR ING Registration

The Engineering Council is the UK National Member of the European Federation of National Engineering Associations (FEANI). 

All applications for EUR ING registration are assessed by FEANI’s European Monitoring Committee (EMC). This meets three times a year (2019 dates below). The assessment process may take up to six months, or longer if your application is incomplete or the EMC requests further information.

EUR ING registration recognises a combination of education, training and experience amounting to a minimum of seven years. Competence based routes are also recognised.

EUR ING registrants are entitled to use the title EUR ING in front of their name e.g. EUR ING J Smith CEng.

Are you eligible?

If you are a Chartered Engineer in the UK, you can apply for EUR ING registration. If you are professionally registered in another European country, you should contact the FEANI National Member for that country for information about how to apply.


£210.00 (payable online via your MyCIHT account). You must renew your EUR ING registration every five years and renewals currently cost £45. You will be sent an invoice by the Engineering Council towards the end of the five year period to remind you to renew your registration.

How to Apply

Applications from UK CEng registrants should be made using the application form on the FEANI website. Two copies of the form should be sent to We will check and process your application before sending it to the Engineering Council for assessment. The assessment decision will be sent to you directly by the Engineering Council.

You can submit your application at any time, but closing dates for the next meeting are usually 6 weeks in advance.

Next Submission deadline: 8 November 2019

Meeting Date: 2 and 3 December 2019