Membership

Joining Engineers Ireland

How can I join Engineers Ireland?

You can apply for membership online. By answering some questions and filling in your qualification history, we will be able to automatically assign you the correct route to membership.

Please note that your membership application must be verified by our Membership Qualifications Board before you can become a full member. This Board meets once per month.

What is verification of my qualification?

Verification of your qualification is official proof that you completed your degree/diploma, e.g. a certified copy of your qualification. There are several ways to do this.

  1. Download our verification of qualification form and send to your college for completion or
  2. You may get a member of Engineers Ireland, with a minimum of two years membership to sign a photocopy of your parchment/transcript/letter having viewed the original and stating their name and membership number or
  3. A Public Notary may sign a copy having viewed the original stating that it is “a true copy of the original” or
  4. If you have an original parchment/transcripts/letter verifying your qualification, you may post these documents to Engineers Ireland which we will photocopy and return or have an Engineers Ireland staff sign the copy stating that “it is a true copy of the original”, having viewed the original or
  5. We accept online verification through Digitary. Digitary is a safe and secure way to verify and share qualifications online.

What is the fee to join Engineers Ireland?

Fees vary depending on your membership type.View a full list of fees

Managing your membership

How can I change my contact details with Engineers Ireland?

You can edit your contact details under ‘My Profile’ on your member dashboard.

I lost my membership card/certificate. How can I get a new one?

Get in touch with our membership team on 01 665 1334 or membership@engineersireland.ie to order a new membership card or certificate. Please note there may be a charge for this service.

How can I update my name with Engineers Ireland?

Please email a copy of your marriage or deed poll certificate to membership@engineersireland.ie and we will update your record.

How can I add a qualification to my profile?

There are a number of ways to add a qualification to your profile. You can choose any of the following:

  • Online: You can add a qualification by logging into your member dashboard, selecting ‘My Profile’ and updating your qualification details. You will need to upload a certified copy of your qualification, which will be verified by our membership team.
  • Qualification verification form: Complete the qualification verification form, send it to your college and ask them to stamp it and return it to Engineers Ireland by post or fax.
  • Post your original transcripts: If you have original documents/transcripts/letters verifying your qualification, you can post them to Membership Team, Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 and we will photocopy and return them to you as soon as possible.

When do I need to renew my membership?

In December, you will receive an email stating that your membership fee for the coming year is available to pay online. We will also send a copy of your invoice and membership pack to you in the post.

Membership is for a calendar year – January to December. If you join mid-year, you will still receive your new invoice in December/January and a pro-rata rate will apply.

Contact subscriptions@engineersireland.ie with any questions about your renewal or payment.

My membership has lapsed. How can I reinstate it?

You can reinstate your membership by logging into your member profile and paying the outstanding balance on your account.

Under Section 6 of our Membership Regulations, any member who has been awarded a registered professional title and who wishes to reinstate their membership and title having resigned, or having been removed from membership in any other year other than the current year is required to submit a declaration. This declaration:

  • confirms that the member has maintained their competence in line with the competence framework pertaining to their professional title and
  • confirms that the member has adhered to the Engineers Ireland code of ethics.

How do I resign my membership?

Contact our Membership Team on membership@engineersireland.ie or (01) 665 1334.

Can you confirm if a person is a member of Engineers Ireland?

Use our Find a member function to see if an engineer is a member with us.

Membership Certificates and Membership cards

You will receive a membership certificate and card once your membership is created. A new membership card will be issued each November for the following year.

Joining from overseas 


If you are thinking of working abroad or coming to work in Ireland from abroad Engineers Ireland have put in place a number of international agreements which will facilitate mobility.

International Agreements on Educational qualifications

 The Washington Accord

Through the Washington Accord, all accredited engineering degree programmes, which we have accredited as satisfying the academic requirements for the Chartered Engineer title, are recognised by professional bodies in other signatory countries as equivalent to their own accredited engineering degree programmes.

The Sydney Accord

Through the Sydney Accord, approved Engineering Technology Programmes (National Diploma in Engineering, BEng Tech degree, BEng Degree, BTech degree) are accepted for membership purposes by the Accord signatories on the same basis as their own accredited Engineering Technology Degree and Diploma Programmes.

The Dublin Accord

Through the Dublin Accord, approved Engineering Technician Programmes (National, Higher or Technician Certificate in Engineering) are accepted for membership purposes by the Accord signatories on the same basis as their own accredited engineering technician certificate programmes.

FEANI - Fédération Européenne d'Associations Nationales d’Ingénieurs

Level 8 engineering degree programmes accredited by Engineers Ireland are eligible for inclusion in the FEANI Index of schools and courses are accepted for the Eur Ing title.The EUR ING title delivered by FEANI is designed as a guarantee of competence for professional engineers, in order to facilitate the movement of practicing engineers within and outside the geographical area represented by FEANI's member countries. It's also establishes a framework of mutual recognition of qualifications in order to enable engineers who wish to practice outside their own country to carry with them a guarantee of competence to provide information about the various formation systems of individual engineers for the benefit of prospective employers. 

Chartered Engineers can apply online.

Please contact the membership team at membership@engineersireland.ie or call them on +353 (0)1 665 1334 to make payment for your EUR ING application.

European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education (ENAEE)

Engineers Ireland is a founding member of ENAEE which grants authority to engineering accreditation agencies to add the “EUR-ACE Label” to First-cycle and Second-cycle engineering programmes which each agency has accredited subject to certain criteria being satisfied.We also act as an umbrella organization for the various professional groups in the industry, providing links with the medical, research and trade sectors of the industry.

Recognition of professional qualifications

Recognition of professional qualifications provides for the recognition of the substantial equivalence of professional qualifications (e.g. Chartered Engineer, Associate Engineer and Engineering Technician) – this is a combination of academic qualification and relevant experience at a professional level.

Even with these mutual recognition agreements additional tests or interviews may be necessary – this is the case in particular in North America or if you have achieved your professional qualification through an experiential learning route e.g. you do not hold the required educational standard.The professional titles of Engineers Ireland are Chartered Engineer (CEng), Associate Engineer (AEng) and Engineering Technician (EngTech).

 

Recognition within the EU

EU Directives issued in 1989, 1992 and 2005 provide for the mutual recognition of professional qualifications between EU member states.  Provided there are no substantial differences, as defined in the Directives between such a qualification and the CEng title, Engineers Ireland will grant this title to holders of such qualifications.

The European Directive Route to membership reflects Engineers Ireland’s obligations under, and opportunities created by the European Directive 2005/36/EC concerning the recognition of professional qualifications within the EU.

It is recommended to applicants applying for recognition of their title by Engineers Ireland under this route to familiarise themselves with Directive 2005/36/EC.

It should be noted that the EU Directive does not guarantee automatic recognition in the host  Member State (in this instance Ireland) as there may be a difference between the formal qualifications and  professional experience of the applicant and those required by Engineers Ireland (the Competent Authority in the host Member State).

Applicants are required, in accordance with the regulations for this membership route, to complete and submit the application form for the Registered Title of Chartered Engineer under EU Directive 2005/36/EC accompanied by the relevant support documents and application fee. 

A checklist of the requirements is included within the application form.

 

Recognition in countries outside the EU

Engineers Ireland has negotiated international agreements for Chartered Engineers with engineering professional bodies in Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and South Africa. International Professional Engineers Agreement Engineers Ireland is a signatory to a number of global mobility agreements.

The International Professional Engineers Agreement, IPEA (formally the Engineers Mobility Forum agreement) is a multi-national agreement between engineering organisations in the member jurisdictions which creates the framework for the establishment of an international standard of competence for professional engineering, and then empowers each member organization to establish a section of the International Professional Engineers Register.

Registered Professional Titles

How do I become a Chartered Engineer?

You must first check if you are eligible to apply to become a Chartered Engineer and you must be an active member of Engineers Ireland.

You can confirm your eligibility to apply by selecting ‘My professional title’ on your member dashboard and note the tab where you can apply. If you do not have a tab or cannot locate it,  call our membership team with your membership number and they can confirm your eligibility.

Chartered Engineer applications are assessed in two phases: Phase 1 (educational requirements) and Phase 2 (initial professional development). You cannot progress to Phase 2 until you have successfully passed Phase 1, or you are eligible to go straight to Phase 2 which is based on your qualifications being at the standard.

Applications are made online through your membership profile and applicants are required to have two supporters and an up-to-date CPD record.

Members can also become a Chartered Engineer through mutual recognition of a professional title from another country.  

How do I become an Associate Engineer?

To apply to become an Associate Engineer, you must first check if you are eligible to apply for this professional title and you must be an active member of Engineers Ireland.

You can confirm your eligibility to apply by selecting ‘My professional title’ on your member dashboard and note the tab where you can apply. If you do not have a tab you are not eligible, which is based on your qualifications and work experience.

How do I become an Engineering Technician?

To apply to become an Engineering Technician, you must first check if you are eligible to apply for this professional title and you must be an active member of Engineers Ireland.

You can confirm your eligibility to apply by selecting ‘My professional title’ on your member dashboard and note the tab where you can apply.

If you do not have a tab you are not eligible, which is based on your qualifications and work experience.

My qualification does not meet the educational standard required for the title Chartered Engineer, but I have years of experience and strong engineering skills. Can I apply?

At Engineers Ireland, we understand that each individual situation is different. You may be in a position to apply for the title by submitting an assessment first to be approved by our Board, which is called Phase 1.

You can find more information in the Chartered Engineer regulations, which show details of the various assessment routes available to apply for the title Chartered Engineer, which incorporates experiential learning.

When is the deadline for registered professional title applications?

There are two deadlines each year for the Phase 2 (standard route) application for Chartered Engineer, Associate Engineer an Engineering Technician.

That is the last Friday in January and the last Friday in June of each year.

Your application for the title will not be assessed before this deadline. The initial assessments (Phase 1) are reviewed by the Membership & Qualifications Board monthly (except for August) and you will be advised of the outcome within five working days of the meeting

I am a Technician or Engineering Technician member. Can I become a Chartered Engineer?

You must first apply for an assessment for a route to the title Associate Engineer before you can progress for an assessment for the title Chartered Engineer. Contact us on membership@engineersireland.ie and we would be happy to help.

Conferring ceremonies

You will receive notification from the Membership Team about the conferring ceremony in your region where our President will present you with your parchment.  The ceremony will take place in the Spring of each year in various locations around Ireland

Lapel pin

For those who have achieved a professional tile such as Engineering Technician, Associate Engineer or Chartered Engineer you can purchase a lapel pin from our online shop

Stamp

For those who have achieved a professional tile such as Engineering Technician, Associate Engineer or Chartered Engineer you can purchase a self inking stamp from our online shop.