The Safety and Reliability Society provides a route to Engineering Council Registration. To make an application for registration through SaRS as Chartered Engineer (CEng) or Incorporated Engineer (IEng) please complete the following steps:

Read the Society guidance on application and CPD, the statement of
competences guidance
Read the Engineering Council Guidance links on UK-SPEC and benefits of registration
Download an application form and complete CEng/IEng Application form
Email or post the draft form to the Society office. Your application will be peer reviewed by our ERC Committee and you will be appointed a
mentor to guide you through the registration process.
We will work with you to bring your application to a high standard and
to make sure it is in the best format it can be ready for formal
When you application is ready for submission we will guide you through the process and keep you fully informed of progress.
Please note that SaRS is in the process of applying for to be a Licenced
Member of the Engineering Council and the following stages will be
completed by SaRS if/when the Licence Application is granted, otherwise via an agreement with another organisations. We are still accepting
applications for CEng and IEng
A panel will meet to discuss your application and to decide the route you will take to complete your application. This is typically a technical report and/or and interview and is described more fully in the guidance notes.
If you are required to attend a Professional Review interview, you may
wish to read the guidance document which will prepare you for the
When this has been completed to the satisfaction of the panel, you will be registered with the Engineering Council and informed of fees.
Application Fee CEng: £150
Application Fee IEng: £150
Annual ECUK Fee CEng (2020) £40.90
Annual ECUK Fee IEng (2020) £34.70
Register with mycareerpath to complete continuing professional

Members are assessed within the Society on their ability to meet the competence and commitment criteria, set out in the ECUK document UK-SPEC, as safety and/or reliability engineers.

Click on the links below to download the application form and guidance:

Application form and statement of competences – please download and complete the application form

SaRS CPD Guidance (mycareerpath) – if you are currently a SaRS Member you can register for SaRS mycareerpath in the members area of the website

Engineering Council CPD Guidance

Guidance on statement of competences  – includes examples of evidence that needs to be produced in completing the statement of competencies

Engineering Council UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC)

Guidance on the Professional Review (PR) Interview

Benefits and details of Registration 

IMPORTANT: If you are applying for CEng/IEng and SaRS membership on the same application forms the Proposer and Seconder of applications for MEMBER of the Society at least one should be a Corporate Member of the Society.  If the application is for FELLOW then both Proposer and Seconder should be a Fellow of the Society.
They should be satisfied that the information given on the form is correct and should initial those particulars in the Experience section of which they have personal knowledge.  The form is to be signed by them ONLY WHEN THEY ARE SATISIFIED that the application is justified.
Applicants who do not know any members of the Society may submit an application without SaRS Sponsors provided both their Sponsors are industry professionals.   Although applicants are  encouraged to seek the appropriate SaRS Sponsors and the office can provide help in identifying suitable SaRS members, Applications not having SaRS sponsors are treated as exceptional cases on their own merit.

Engineering Council Guidance

The Safety and Reliability Society (SaRS) is a Professional Affiliate of the Engineering Council. The Society works closely with the Engineering Council to influence and work to further the knowledge and understanding of Safety and Reliability in engineering and technology.


As the regulator of the engineering profession in the UK, the Engineering Council sets the standards of competence and commitment, that individuals must demonstrate in order to become registered as professional engineers and technicians, operated under a Royal Charter. The standards are detailed in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) which every engineer must adhere to, whilst on their route to Engineering Council Registration, as well as during their practice as a professional engineer.

The Safety and Reliability Society register Incorporated Engineers (IEng) and Chartered Engineers (CEng) through an agreement with the Society of Environmental Engineers (SEE). You can read more about this partnership here.

In order to assist engineers, the Engineering Council have produced an array of guidance to support practising engineers. You will find links below;

Guidance on Risk

Guidance on Security

Guidance on Sustainability

Guidance on Whistleblowing

Statement of Ethical Principles