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Advice for technician engineers

If you're currently a technician member of ICE or thinking about joining, we can help you get your career moving in the right direction.

Our professional qualification is a great way to get the credit you deserve for your technical expertise. It will also help to move your career forward.

Become professionally qualified

Are you an apprentice, a new graduate or a working technician?

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.

Benefits of professional qualification

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.

What's involved

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 EngTech MICE without further assessment.

How to get started

Tell us how the experience you've got from your work has given you the skills and knowledge you need.

Our Technician Professional Review 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 attributes, provide your continuing professional development (CPD) records, and include some brief examples of your work.

You also need to pay the Membership application fee and find two sponsors to support your application. One of the sponsors must be a qualified member of ICE.

Each sponsor has to fill out the Technician Professional Review sponsor statement of support.

We will then invite you to an interview - Technician (EngTech) Professional Review with two experienced civil engineers (reviewers), to talk about your experience in more detail.

Please read the Technician Professional Review guidance and view the Introduction to Technician Membership (EngTech MICE) video to help you with your application.

Need more advice for technician membership?

If you need help with professional qualification, extra advice or guidance our membership team are here to help.