The Safety and Reliability Society (SaRS) 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:

1. Read the Society’s application form and statement of competencies along with the Society’s guidance on statement of competencies and guidance on CPD.
2. Read the Engineering Council guidance on UK-SPEC, guidance on CPD and benefits of registration. The guidance on risk, security, sustainability and whistleblowing is also applicable, along with the statement of ethical principles.
3. Download an application form and complete it for the grade of registration that you are applying for (CEng or IEng).
4. Email or post the draft form to the Society office. Your application will be peer reviewed by our Engineering Membership Committee (EMC) and you will be appointed a Professional Review Advisor (PRA) to guide you through the registration process.
5. 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 submission.
6. When you application is ready for submission we will guide you through the process and keep you fully informed of progress. When the application is formally submitted an application fee is due.
Application Fee CEng: £150
Application Fee IEng: £150
Please note that SaRS is in the process of applying to be a Licensed 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 organisation.

We are still accepting applications for CEng and IEng. Contact the SaRS office for more information.
7. A panel will meet to discuss your application and to decide the route you will take to complete your application. This is typically through an interview and is described more fully in the guidance notes. For certain candidates a technical report may also be required.
8. If you are invited to attend a Professional Review interview, you may wish to read the guidance document which will prepare you for the interview.
9. When this has been completed to the satisfaction of the panel and the regulator, you will be registered with the Engineering Council and informed of fees.
Annual ECUK Fee CEng (2020) £40.90
Annual ECUK Fee IEng (2020) £34.70
10. Register with mycareerpath to support your ongoing continuing professional development (CPD).

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 (this form is under revision and will be updated in March 2020)

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 (this document is under revision and will be updated in March 2020)

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

Guidance on the Professional Review (PR) Interview (this document is under revision and will be updated in March 2020)

Benefits and details of Registration 

SaRS Statement of Ethical Principles (this document will be updated in March 2020)

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 satisfied 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 SaRS 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.

To date, the Safety and Reliability Society has registered the 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. The Safety and Reliability Society is now in the process of applying to be a Licensed Member of the Engineering Council.

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