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Pathways to becoming a Chartered Engineer

Welcome to the ECITB's guide to becoming a registered Chartered Engineer (CEng.). Candidates for registration generally hold an appropriate degree and they must always have completed a period of initial professional development. They may be working with large or small companies, which may or may not have a formalised training scheme.

Although primarily aimed at graduate or developing engineers seeking to become a Chartered Engineer, this page also provides information for:

  • Managers

  • Company training professionals

  • Higher Education providers

on the different requirements of the organisations involved in the professional registration structure. It covers the requirements of the six major professional engineering institutions (PEIs) associated with the engineering construction industry:


This page also links to information about the Engineering Council, the organisation that regulates the UK’s engineering profession. The Engineering Council works through the PEIs to provide internationally recognised standards of competence.

There are also routes to Chartered Engineer status for those who do not have the usual academic qualifications. For individuals who are in this position, advice should be sought from the appropriate engineering institution.


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