Registering with the Engineering Council
The Safety and Reliability Society (SaRS) provides a route to registration with the Engineering Council for its members. If you are not a member of SaRS you need to apply for SaRS membership. We have recently updated our registration application forms (May 2021) to include guidance on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) which is now mandatory for registrants – you will be asked about CPD and planning on you application and at Professional Review Interview. Please find more CPD details here.
As a SaRS member you can apply for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) or an Incorporated Engineer (IEng). Please complete the following steps:
|1. Read the Society’s guidance on statement of competencies and commitment. You can also find guidance on CPD and Engineering Council Guidance at the bottom of this page.|
|2. Complete the appropriate application form for CEng or IEng. You will need to identify a proposer and a seconder who will sign your form and initial your experience, and, if they haven’t known you long enough, two referees (Please see Guidance for Sponsors above)|
|3. Email the draft form to firstname.lastname@example.org and pay your application fee of £150 here. Your application will be reviewed by our Engineering Membership Committee (EMC) and a Professional Review Adviser (PRA) to guide you through the registration process. We will work with you to help your application demonstrate knowledge, qualification and experience ready for progression to professional review.|
|4. A panel will meet to discuss your application. 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.The next step is typically an interview and is described more fully in the guidance notes. For certain candidates a technical report may also be required.|
|5. 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.|
|6. When this has been completed to the satisfaction of the panel and the regulator you will be registered with the Engineering Council and currently the 2020 fees are:|
|7. Register with mycareerpath to support your ongoing continuing professional development (CPD) which is sampled on a regular basis and is a requirement of registration. SaRS CPD Guidance (mycareerpath) |
There is also useful information on the Engineering Council CPD Guidance
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.
Benefits and details of Registration can be found here.
In order to assist engineers, the Engineering Council have produced an array of guidance to support practising engineers. You will find links below;