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Registered engineers play a key role in maintaining and improving the standard of buildings. They can work with mechanical and electronic systems, and structural and fire safety issues. Engineers also help protect the safety and health of people in buildings, promote cost-effective construction and resolve environmental and energy issues.

There are four classes of engineer in which you can apply to register:

  • Civil engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Fire safety engineer.


Do you have the skills, knowledge and experience to apply for registration as an engineer? To learn more, read the guide to registration: What is engineering work?

Start your application

Forms should be saved to your computer. Open them in Acrobat Reader, type in the requested details (do not handwrite; it will take longer for us to process) and then print and sign. There's a checklist on the first page listing what is needed and outlining the application process.

Please note that the application form was updated on 28 July 2020, and any applications submitted from that date must be on the new form. If you use an old application form, it will delay the progress of your application.

If you are in a partnership

There are specific requirements for partnership applications. To find out more go to Partnerships.