Professional Registration

IWater’s approach to Professional Registration is unique and supportive, reflecting our role as seeking to better equip our members to do their day jobs, advocate for the sector and improve the environment and lives of their communities.

Professional Registration

Professional Registration showcases your knowledge, experience, and professionalism, demonstrating your commitment to maintaining your skills and knowledge through continuing professional development (CPD).


Professional Registration can bring higher earnings potential, improved career prospects, and increase your workplace confidence.


IWater is licensed to offer 9 Professional Registrations in Engineering, Environment, and Science.

Why should you become registered with IWater?

For many professions, there is a professional body that sets out and upholds the standards expected in relation to Professional Registration. IWater is the body for those working in and around the UK water sector.


IWater is committed to providing 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 experienced mentors, assessors and a dedicated Professional Standards Manager ready to guide your journey.

What our members say about Professional Registration

“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 Application Process


Professional Registration FAQs


We’re here to support your application, so please call us at 0191 422 0088 or email if you have any questions about your application and our dedicated Professional Standards Manager will be happy to help you.

All applicants for Professional Registration must be members of a professional body such as IWater. To find out more about IWater membership, click here


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 Engineering, Environment, and Science pages.


You will also need:

  • An up to date CV
  • A job description of current role
  • Sponsor certified competency evidence
  • Signed copies of relevant academic/training certificates

Once you are ready to apply, and have gone through all of the necessary steps, please download our application guides and our application forms on the dedicated Engineering, Environment, and Science pages and follow the instructions on how to apply for your chosen Professional Registration.

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. While your application is under review, 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 contact us.

You will also be supported fully in applying for your Professional Registration, and our dedicated Professional Standards Manager is here to guide you through your journey.


We can also advise you as to which professional registration award is right for you.


You can find videos, testimonials and further information on IWater professional registration right here on our website.

There are three separate fees involved in obtaining and retaining Professional Registration, set by the relevant licensing body.


These are:

  • Review Fee for your specific Professional Registration
  • Initial Registration Fee
  • Annual Renewal Fee


More information can be found on each individual Professional Registration page 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 a certified professional interested in aiding aspiring candidates for Professional Registration? Join us as a volunteer assessor.


By becoming an assessor, you support future professionals and contribute to the growth of a dedicated network. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to further enhance your own skillset while making a meaningful impact.


If you are interested in becoming an Assessor please email or call us at 0191 422 0088. We’ll tell you more about the role, the training we provide, and how to apply. 

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Claire Pollard CSci

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