Interim Registration for IEng

Why become an Interim Registrant for Incorporated Engineer?

If you have attained a qualification that is accepted for Incorporated Engineer registration but have yet to gain sufficient experience in the workplace to meet all of the UK-SPEC standards, then interim registration is an important step for you. Once you have built up sufficient experience (5 years is indicative) then your application for full Incorporated Engineer status will be streamlined.

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

Interim Registrants for Incorporated Engineer benefit from:

  • access to the IFE’s international branch networks and special interest groups
  • access to MY IFE online resources, including sector vacancies
  • online CPD tracking
  • local and international CPD events
  • IFE journal, newsletters and online access to archived publications 

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 and your application fee.


Application checklist

Academic requirement

Other requirements

One of the following:

  • An accredited bachelors or honours degree in engineering
  • A relevant higher national certificate or diploma or a foundation degree, plus further learning to bachelors level

Check to see if your degrees are accredited by the Engineering Council here. 


  • Two Chartered Engineer or Incorporated Engineer referees. With effect from 1 January 2019 these are no longer required.

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

EngC guidance Statement of Ethical Principles  EngC guidance on Sustainability

EngC guidance on Risk  EngC guidance on Whistleblowing

EngC guidance on Security