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Application Steps for CEng Registration

14 April 2020  
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Dear members,

Thank you for showing your interest in CEng registration. We have had an overwhelming response and are now working through this process.

Below is a list of steps that you can follow to gain all the information you need to help your application for CEng registration. Please read through each step carefully to determine if you are eligible to continue with the registration process.


Step 1: Video

Below is a video to help you in the first stage of the process. Please listen and watch carefully to ensure you are clear on the next steps.


Step 2: Read through Guidelines

You can now access the comprehensive guidelines via the button below. Please make sure you take the time to familiarise yourself fully with all the information provided. These guidelines explain eligibility and the different routes to CEng registration, the interview process, and fee structure.

Please note – the Engineering Council has strict rules and regulations that determine our ability to manage our licence; therefore, the processes described relate to those required by the Engineering Council.

CABE Member's Guide to CEng Registration


Step 3: Qualifications and Competencies

To ascertain if your academic qualifications are accredited by the Engineering Council, please see the following options:

  • for degrees, visit ACAD(Accredited Course Search Database)
  • for older qualifications, such as HNC and HND, visit Recognised Older Courses.

The required competencies can be found in UK-SPEC.

The UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) describes the competence and commitment requirements that must be met for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). It includes examples of activities that could demonstrate achievement of the requirements to enable you to meet them.

Qualifications that exemplify the required knowledge and understanding are listed, however, it should be noted that there are other ways of demonstrating achievement.

The above can be accessed via the buttons below.

ACAD Qualifications Specs

Recognised Older Courses
UK-SPEC Competencies


Step 4: CV and Certificates

In order for us to gain an overview and to advise on eligibility, please send your CV and academic certificates to


  •  Comprehensive CV – this must detail your experience, knowledge, and level of roles held. Any academic information will require dates of intake and graduation/pass date, institutions, and subjects studied.
  • Relevant academic certificates to CEng registration requirements  these must be countersigned by two people as true copies and details of who can sign can be found on page 6 on the guidance notes. 

Please note: your membership number must be referenced on ALL correspondence, including bank transfers and queries.


Step 5: Payments and Review

On receipt of your documents, you will be invoiced for a non-refundable admin fee of £25.00. Once your payment is received, CABE will begin the process of reviewing your documents. We will then contact you as to whether the information submitted meets the required criteria for CEng registration*. You will be contacted in due course with the outcome of this initial stage.

We will be working through the next stage in chronological order, therefore, it may take some time before we can advise you on your next steps.


Thank you for your patience.


*If your details do not meet the necessary requirements we will advise accordingly.


Kind regards,

Dr Gavin Dunn
Chartered Building Engineer
Chief Executive