VIDEO: Background to ICE Professional Qualifications by Dr. Donna Surgeoner MEng CEng MICE.
ICE offers a range of options to help you become professionally qualified as an Engineering Technician, Incorporated or Chartered Engineer.
Introduction to ICE Professional Qualifications
Our short introductory video will help you find the option that's best for you.
When you know which one to pursue, choose the options below for more detailed advice.
Or, if you need some guidance on your next step, get in touch with the team at our Membership Support Centre.
Membership support and guidance
Whether you're just beginning your studies or an apprenticeship in civil engineering, are working towards a professional qualification, or are operating at the top of the profession, you'll find advice and guidance to help you.
ICE offers membership grades for everyone working and studying in the built environment. In the early stages of your career? Join as a student or graduate member. Further on in your career? ICE Fellowship, the highest grade of membership, recognises the significant contribution you’ve made to society.
How to become a Student Member, plus support throughout your studies or apprenticeship
How to become a Graduate Member (GMICE) and take your next step to professional qualification
Apprenticeships in the UK are a recognised pathway to achieving professional excellence. They allow individuals to earn while they learn and equip employers with a skilled workforce, and you can get a professional qualification too.
Are you an Apprentice in England, or a mentor of apprentices? Find out more about Apprenticeships and the End Point Assessment
Are you an Apprentice in Scotland? Watch these recordings to see how to gain a professional qualification when you complete your apprenticeship
Initial professional development (IPD)
In the early stages of your career, you need to complete IPD formally before you can apply for the incorporated or the chartered professional review, or the chartered professional review progressive
ICE Training Scheme
If your employer offers an ICE Training Scheme, find out how this will help you get professionally qualified
If your employer does not offer an ICE Training Scheme, find out how to get professionally qualified with mentor support
Further on in your career?
Your IPD may already be at the required level, but we need to check it before you can apply for the incorporated or chartered professional review.
Academic base not at the level you need to formally complete IPD?
You might need to consider Experiential Learning, or the Further Learning Exam first or you could consider the Technical Report Route
Aiming for IEng MICE or CEng MICE but don't have the academic base needed? Find out if you can use knowledge gained in the workplace to progress towards achieving this
Further Learning Examination
Do you have a BEng degree qualification and at least 2-years’ experience? If you have, then you could aim for CEng MICE.
Once you have completed all the stages and have the ability, you can apply for your professional review.
Incorporated and Chartered Professional Review
Completed your Initial Professional Development and ready to apply for your Incorporated or Chartered Professional Review?
Already professionally qualified with another EC-licensed organisation or elsewhere? You may be able to use a recognition route.
Recognition of EEA and Switzerland professional qualifications
Professionally qualified civil engineer in the EEA and Switzerland? How to apply for the UK protected titles CEng MICE, IEng MICE or EngTech MICE
Recognition of Engineering Council registration
Already registered with the Engineering Council as a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Engineering Technician (EngTech)? Find out how you can become an ICE member