Chartered Engineer

Why become Chartered?

The letters ‘CEng’ after your name carry considerable prestige and clearly mark you out as a significant player in the world of fire engineering. Chartered Engineers are at the forefront of meeting the world’s most pressing challenges. Chartered Engineers benefit from:

  • greater influence and professional recognition in the global fire sector
  • enhanced career prospects and earning potential
  • access to special interest groups, CPD tracking and current vacancies
  • IFE journal, newsletters and online access to archived publications
  • local and international CPD events

Find a UK Fire Engineer here in our listing of UK based IEng and CEng registrants who have opted to be part of our online register, which includes details of their areas of expertise

Career spotlights:

Watch a video of Dr Barbara Lane CEng MIFireE and Arup Fellow talking about why fire engineering is so important. Adreena Parkin-Coates CEng MIFireE tells how she has benefited from achieving this status with the IFE.

For details of what the Engineering Council and registration is all about watch their video here.

How to apply

If you live outside the UK, please contact your local branch about your application. If a local branch is not available, or you live in the UK, please click the 'apply now' button below and enclose validated certificates, your Professional Review Report and your application fee  with the application.


 Application checklist

Academic requirement

Other requirements

One of the following:
  • An accredited bachelors degree with honours in engineering together with an accredited or approved masters degree or approved further learning to masters level.
  • An accredited MEng degree

If you have a bachelors but no masters, there are different ways in which you can meet the requirement. For  more information, please contact

Payment and subscriptions

If your application is successful, annual subscriptions are payable. Payment can be made by direct debit , credit/debit card, sterling cheque or bank draft.  All other ways to pay are listed here.

Useful links

Please read the following documents before making your application:

CPD Guidance for IFE Registrants Code of Conduct for IFE Registrants

IFE whistleblowing policy   IFE whistleblowing guidance

Guidance on the use of post nominals EngC guidance Statement of Ethical Principles

EngC guidance on Sustainability EngC guidance on Risk

EngC guidance on Whistleblowing EngC guidance on Security

European Directive Route to CEng Registration - The European Directive 'Recognition of Professional Qualifications' Route is open to those who are already registered as a professional engineer by a recognised European Engineering Institution and who wish to join the IFE at member grade and can demonstrate their competence at CEng level in the fire engineering field. Please apply by completing the European Directive Route CEng Application Form and submitting it along with supporting documentation and your application fee.