Engineering Technician (EngTech)

Becoming an Engineering Technician allows you to use the post-nominal letters “EngTech” after your name, highlighting your level of knowledge and expertise to your employers, colleagues, and customers.

Engineering Technician (EngTech)

Engineering Technicians demonstrate their competence by applying proven approaches and procedures to aid the solution of several practical engineering problems.

“Since becoming a member I have had access to a lot of information as well as support from the Institute, which led me to attaining my Engineering Technician status (EngTech). It was challenging, but I have managed it. Currently I am working towards becoming an Incorporated Engineer (IEng)”.


Alex Akintomide EngTech, Network Technician, Anglian Water

Who can become an Engineering Technician?

Registration is open to anyone who can demonstrate competence to perform work to the necessary standards, commitment to maintain that competence, work within professional codes and participate actively within the profession.

Typically, applicants will have successfully completed an Advanced/Modern Apprenticeship or other work based learning programme approved by a licensed professional engineering institution, in engineering or construction set at level 3 (or above) or equivalent qualifications approved by a licensed professional engineering institution.

How to become an EngTech


Before starting your application, read the UK Spec authored by the Engineering Council that explains the competence standards required of an Engineering Technician.

Once you are ready to begin your application, download the EngTech Application Form and the Applicant’s Short Guide and follow the process outlined. 


All candidates for registration as an Engineering Technician must be members of a professional body such as IWater. As part of your application, you will be asked to produce a copy of your CPD record.


Initial Registration Fee (remitted to the Engineering Council and will cover registration until your next membership renewal date) for Engineering Technician (EngTech) £20.66


Annual Renewal Fee (remitted annually to the Engineering Council to maintain the Registration) for Engineering Technician (EngTech) £22.34