Career Development

Why register as an Engineering Technician?

Engineering Technicians play a crucial role in a range of jobs across every branch of the fire engineering profession. The letters ‘EngTech’ mark you out as a skilled professional engineer. Customers – and the public more widely – are likely to have a higher level of confidence in you. The EngTech award clearly demonstrates that the holder has experience, drive and commitment and is a competent, registered professional.

‘EngTechNow’ is a campaign currently highlighting the benefits of EngTech registration.  Take a look at these resources which highlight the value of EngTech registration to engineering technicians and employers.

  • Video – EngTech Introduction.
  • Video– EngTech Employee perspective.
  • Video– EngTech Employer perspective.

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

  • IFE Level 3 Diploma (formerly IFE Graduate exam) or IFE Level 4 Certificate (formerly IFE Member exam)
  • EdExcel / SFJ / Industry Awards QCF Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety (Inspectors) or New Zealand equivalent
  • FSEB Station Officer Exams (pass in all 4 written papers) or New Zealand equivalent
  • CFPA Europe Advanced Diploma in Fire Prevention awarded prior to Feb-2016 or New Zealand equivalent
  • HNC, HND, Foundation Degree or equivalent in Fire Safety Engineering / Fire Safety Studies or Fire Engineering
  • SFJA Level 5 Certificate in Fire Investigation (GATR) or New Zealand equivalent

All is not lost if your courses are not listed above, you may just have to participate in an academic interview.

Other requirements include:

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

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, IEng or EngTech 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, IEng or EngTech 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 –