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
  • use of Engineering Council CEng logo

Career spotlights:

Adreena Parkin-Coates CEng MIFireE tells how she has benefited from achieving this status with the IFE.

Principal Fire Engineer, Lynsey Seal CEng FIFireE, has shared her experience of achieving professional registration with the IFE.

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

The IFE offers a Find a UK Fire Engineer directory which provides details of IEng and CEng registrants. Click here to view the directory.

How to apply

If you live outside the UK, we encourage you to contact your local branch (if available) first, especially if you prefer to pay in local currency. If a local branch is not available, you prefer to deal with us directly, or you live in the UK, please apply by clicking the 'apply now' button below, send copies of your supporting documentation, your Professional Review Report and your application fee.


 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   CPD Log    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.