Career Development

The process for CEng is slightly different from how IPENZ works. You have the UK Engineering Council which is the regulatory body for the UK engineering profession; it sets and maintains the internationally recognised standard of professional competence and commitment.

Underneath this framework you have individual professional institutions who have been accredited by the Council as ‘registration bodies’, the IFE is one of these bodies. Therefore, to achieve registration your competence and commitment is independently and thoroughly assessed by your peers, this is done by the IFE.

The academic requirements require you to hold one of the following:

  • An accredited bachelor’s degree with honours in engineering together with an accredited or approved master’s degree or approved further learning to master’s level; or
  • An accredited MEng degree.

By accredited they mean that it must have been registered with the UK Engineering Council as having fulfilled the requirements for CEng level. You can check your courses by following this link:

All is not lost if your courses are not registered. If you do not meet the standard academic requirement, you will be required to submit a copy of your degree(s) course module list/transcript, plus a synopsis or abstract for any projects or dissertations that formed part of your degree(s).

Additionally, you may have to participate in an academic interview.

Other requirements include:

In addition, please read the following documents before making your application:

As part of the application process you will need to enclose validated certificates of your degree(s), your Professional Review Report and your application fee.

Once your application has been submitted, referees will be contacted; the content and your Professional Review Report will be assessed by two professional reviewers (both CEng fire engineers). There findings will then be reported to the monthly meeting of the Institution of Fire Engineers Registrants Group Membership Committee (IFERG MC), who will consider your application.

If successful, you will then be invited to attend a professional interview (done in NZ). In addition, if the academic requirements were not met, then an invitation to an academic interview will also be issued. At these interviews you would be interviewed by two members of the IFERG MC (both CEng fire engineers).

If the interview(s) are successful then the IFERG MC will recommend registration to the Engineering Council.

Interested? If you require any additional information or wish to request an application form, contact the Registrants Group Representative: Ed Claridge –