Engineering Registration

Whether you’ve recently graduated and are considering your next career move or wish to formally demonstrate the knowledge and skills you’ve acquired on the job to colleagues and clients, professional registration can give you the competitive edge. If you are a competent, practising engineer and are interested in developing your career and improving your job prospects then why not consider becoming a registered engineer through the Institute of Water?

The Institute of Water is licensed to register members on the register of engineers and technicians maintained by the Engineering Council. The registration has three sections:

All candidates for registration as Engineering Technician, Incorporated Engineer and Chartered Engineer must satisfy the competence standards set by the Engineering Council and be members of a professional body, such as the Institute of Water.

Watch this video for more information about how you can benefit from professional registration.

You can find out further information about each of the engineering registrations and how to apply by clicking their relevant page on the left.


By choosing to pursue registration through the Institute of Water you can take advantage of our extensive mentoring programme and receive expert guidance throughout your application process from mentors specialising in engineering. Click here for more information.

The importance of CPD

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is how professionally registered engineers demonstrate that they are enhancing their competence. Carrying out CPD needn’t be a chore and any learning that relates to the five groups in UK-SPEC is valuable – the type of learning and how to record CPD is up to the individual. By committing to CPD, professionally registered engineers are assuring the public of their competence. Professional engineering institutions sample the CPD records of their registered members to demonstrate this commitment and anyone who doesn’t engage with CPD sampling could be at risk of losing their professional title.

Watch this animation to find out more about CPD for professional registered engineers, or visit