What is professional qualification and how does it help me?
When you become a professionally qualified technician, you show that you can do your job with a high level of skill and knowledge. It proves to employers what you're capable of, and the commitment you've made to your career.
What qualifications are there?
As a qualified professional, you can call yourself an 'engineering technician' and put the letters EngTech MICE after your name. The qualification is awarded by ICE on behalf of the Engineering Council. It means you're registered with the Engineering Council and a member of ICE at technician grade.
Who's it for?
The engineering technician qualification is for anyone in the construction industry who carries out technical work competently, safely and independently.
You don't need specific educational achievements, but having a level 3 qualification (BTEC or NVQ) will be helpful at certain stages of the assessment.
What do I need to do?
Tell us how the experience you've got from your work has given you the skills and knowledge you need. You do this by writing a report and sending us some other information, including a CV and your continuing professional development (CPD) records. You also need two ICE members to sponsor your application.
We'll then ask you to come to an interview (Professional Review), with one to two experienced civil engineers (reviewers), to talk about your report and experience in more detail.
How do I get started?
Email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get in touch to let you know what you need to do next.
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