IWater Professional Registration is a unique, supportive approach reflecting our role as the only professional body dedicated entirely to supporting the careers of people in the UK water sector.
The Institute of Water is licensed to offer 9 Professional Registrations in Engineering, Environment, and Science.
Professional Registration showcases your knowledge, experience, professionalism and demonstrates your commitment to keeping your skills and knowledge updated through continuing professional development (CPD).
Professional Registration highlights your technical expertise in a subject area and having a professional qualification can bring higher earnings potential, improved career prospects, and increase your workplace confidence.
Why should you become registered with the Institute of Water?
The Institute of Water provides you with the support and guidance you need throughout the Professional Registration process, and we are with you every step of the way.
We have a network of Professionally Registered members, experienced and committed Assessors, and an enthusiastic team ready to guide your application.
I feel very proud to have completed my application successfully and it is a great achievement in my career. I feel as though IoW aligns with my own values of protecting the environment and creating a sustainable world.
Michael Lloyd REnvTech, Works Technician Process Optimiser, Anglian Water
I was very proud to be awarded EngTech professional registration last year after becoming a member of the Institute of Water. Professional Registration has given me recognition of where I am in my career.
Joseph Marler-Hausen EngTech, Water Hygiene Engineer, WSM Associates Ltd
My development journey towards Chartered Scientist has been one the best experiences in my career, it really pushed me to widen my knowledge of the water industry beyond Scientific Services which is a real benefit to my role.
Angela Dignan CSci, Team Manager (Scientific Services), Scottish Water
The Institute of Water is licensed by the Engineering Council to award:
- Chartered Engineer (CEng)
- Incorporated Engineer (IEng)
- Engineering Technician (EngTech)
The Institute of Water is licensed by the Science Council to award:
- Chartered Scientist (CSci)
- Registered Scientist (RSci)
- Registered Science Technician (RSciTech)
The Institute of Water is licensed by the Society for the Environment to award:
- Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv)
- Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP)
- Registered Environmental Technician (REnvTech)
The Application Process
Professional Registration FAQs
We’re here to support your application, so please call us at 0191 422 0088 or email email@example.com if you have any questions about your application and our dedicated Professional Registration Manager will be happy to help you.
All applicants for Professional Registration must be members of a professional body such as the Institute of Water. Click here to find out more about Institute of Water membership.
Before applying, you should consider the standards required for registration, and discuss these with your employer or you can contact us. Please refer to the latest edition of standards listed on the dedicated Professional Registration pages.
Once you are ready to apply, please download our application guides and our application forms on the dedicated pages.
As part of your application you will be asked to produce a copy of your CPD record. Through IWater, members have access to a user-friendly CPD platform, click here to find out more.
Professional Registration wasn’t built overnight (unfortunately!) and there will be a period of time where you are waiting to hear back after submitting your application. Please be aware that the process can take up to three months. We are fully committed to keeping you informed with any updates or communication from assessors regarding your application.
You may not know which professional registration award fits your current work and experience, which is why we are here to advise you. Each professional registration award requires you to demonstrate that you have met a variety of competencies and have a certain level of responsibility through your workplace experience. You can find videos, testimonials and further information on the different professional registration awards here on our website. To be advised personally on which professional registration award is right for you, please call us at 0191 422 0088 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find videos, testimonials and further information on IWater professional registration right here on our website. You will also be supported in applying for your Professional Registration, and we can advise you as to which professional registration award is right for you.
There are three separate fees involved in obtaining and retaining Professional Registration. Which are:
- Review Fee for your specific Professional Registration
- Initial Registration Fee
- Annual Renewal Fee
More information can be found on each dedicated Professional Registration or by contacting us. Please note that failure to pay fees can result in the removal of your Professional Registration.
Become an Assessor
Are you an accredited professional seeking to assist those who are applying for Professional Registration? Why not become a volunteer Assessor with IWater.
Becoming an IWater Assessor means you are supporting future generations and helping to continue to build a network of professionals dedicated to development. It is also a terrific way to continue developing your own skills.
If you are interested in becoming an Assessor please email email@example.com or please call us at 0191 422 0088. We’ll tell you more about the role, the training we provide, and how to apply.