Interim registration is a nice pathway to start your journey, leading to Engineering Council professional registration. If you gain it, you will have an edge over those who are recently graduated engineers when applying for jobs.

Interim registration is for those aspirant engineers and technicians working at the early stage of their professional development for a career in engineering. Attaining this registration will allow them to show their drive, enthusiasm and commitment to their career and the profession and to develop the professional competence necessary for full registration.

This registration will be proof that you have completed learning that will provide you with the underpinning knowledge and understanding for your picked professional qualification.

Eligibility criteria:

You need to join a licensed Professional Affiliate or professional engineering institution, which has a registration agreement and is related to the field of your engineering. Besides that, it must offer interim registration

You need to go through an evaluation that will be done by that professional engineering institution to make sure that you have sufficient underpinning knowledge and understanding necessary for your chosen professional qualification.

After you attain a successful assessment, the institution will make an application for interim registration to the Engineering Council, which will grant you an interim registration certificate for the related professional qualification.

Learning includes formal qualifications with accreditation or approval from the Engineering Council or is recognized as per one of the international engineering education Accords as well as individually evaluated learning.

If you have a formal engineering qualification, check if it is accepted or recognized by the Engineering Council by checking one of the Engineering Council’s databases of engineering degrees or technicians’ apprenticeships or qualifications. 

Remember that not all institutions grant interim registration. If you have a desire for becoming an interim registrant, reach your institution to ensure whether it provides this option or not.

Having shown that you have the underpinning knowledge and understanding, attaining full professional registration will require the development of your competency, knowledge and understanding of engineering principles by means of work experience. So, let’s know what the requirements are for the CEng status.


Anybody can become a Chartered Engineer providing that they must demonstrate the required professional commitment and competencies as given in the professional standard UK-SPEC. An individual usually attains all this by means of education and work experience.

The application process for the registration of chartership is more straightforward for those who have exemplifying academic qualifications. To become a Chartered Engineer, this is one of the following:

A bachelor’s degree with Honours in engineering or technology that must have recognition for the Chartered Engineer qualification, plus an accredited and appropriate Master’s degree or Engineering Doctorate (EngD), or appropriate further learning to Master’s level

A recognized integrated MEng degree

To be kept in mind:

If you attained academic qualifications which, when you attained them, were accredited as the exemplifying qualification for the Chartered Engineer title, these qualifications are still considered to be so.

Those who have the exemplifying qualifications are automatically qualified for interim registration.

Hire an interim registration expert to know whether your academic qualification is recognized for the CEng qualification or not.

You can still become a Chartered Engineer without these academic qualifications, to know how, hire a UK-SPEC expert. The expert will also help you by telling you about the interim CEng pathway, which will allow you to become a Chartered Engineer by starting your journey from interim registration.