A Career Appraisal is a way for you to complete the initial professional development (IPD) stage of your professional qualification. You may also use the Career Appraisal to demonstrate the additional IPD as you progress from one grade of membership to another- for example from IEng MICE to CEng MICE.
You will need to show how you have met the attributes for the grade of membership you have applied for. But rather than record them as you go – as someone with an ICE Training Agreement or doing mentor-supported training would – you tell us how you’ve achieved the attributes throughout your career.
You do this by sending us several documents (see below). We will then check if you have the same level of skills, knowledge and experience as someone who has completed an ICE Training Agreement or mentor supported training.
A Career Appraisal is normally used by engineers who haven’t been able to have an ICE Training Agreement or do mentor-supported training. They may also have worked in the industry for some time but never applied to get a professional qualification.
How do I apply for a Career Appraisal?
You will need to send us the following documents:
- A Career Appraisal application form
- Certified copies of your academic qualifications
- A detailed CV
- Your attribute achievement form
- Written examples of your work, cross-referenced with the attribute form, to show how you've achieved the attributes
- Continuing professional development (CPD) records
You need to highlight how the experience you've gained throughout your career relates to the attributes. For a Career Appraisal, you only need to show us evidence of the last level of the attributes, which we have called ‘Ability’.
The documents you submit are then assessed and verified (in the case of academic qualifications) to make sure you have the right attributes.
You can get more details about the Career Appraisal, including how to prepare these documents, in our Career Appraisal guidance.
What happens if I'm not successful?
If you haven’t been able to show you have the attributes, you might be asked to send us more information. If so, we'll assess this information at no extra cost. Or, we may ask you to come to an interview with your Regional Support Team, to discuss your submission in more detail.
What happens if I pass?
If you’re successful, you’ll receive a letter which says you can proceed to the next stage of your qualification – the Professional Review.