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.
If you are on an apprenticeship, we may be able to carry out the End Point Assessment for your apprenticeship making you eligible to become a qualified member of ICE and awarded the letters Eng Tech MICE without further 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. Our application form will help you to do this. You will need to include details of your academic qualifications (if applicable), answer 5 questions on how you meet the Standards, provide your continuing professional development (CPD) records, and include some brief examples of your work. You also need to pay the application fee and find two sponsors to support your application. (One must be a qualified member of ICE.) Each sponsor has to fill in a sponsor questionnaire.
We will then invite you to an interview - Technician Professional Review with two experienced civil engineers (reviewers), to talk about your experience in more detail.
How do I get started?
Please read the technician application guidance which will help you with your application. You can also view our routes to technician membership webinar.
If you have any questions, please email [email protected]
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