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About Us

Our vision is to be the Institute of Choice for Highway Engineers. Our mission is to provide professional development opportunities, support and leadership for individuals to achieve and maintain professional recognition.

  • Learn about the IHE. IHE membership formally recognises your qualifications and industry experience.

  • We’ve been registering engineers and technicians with the Engineering Council since 1972 and accrediting academic courses since 1989. We’re proud of our long history and provide our members with 50 plus years of highways experience.

IHE Membership

Join us and demonstrate your technical skills, qualifications and expertise to clients and employers. We offer membership types for highways professionals at every stage of their career.

Professional Registration

Becoming a professionally registered engineer demonstrates your high standard of competence and commitment. By choosing to register, you set yourself apart as an engineer with high standards and also demonstrate your commitment to maintain that competence in the future.

Academy Training

The IHE Highway Engineering Academy offers industry-led training in highway engineering. Through one of our specialist training courses leading to an industry-recognised Professional Certificate or Diploma, the HEA delivers the qualifications, skills and knowledge demanded by the highways industry which are in short supply today.

Work with us

Professional Development Partnerships are open to Highways Sector businesses, Local Government Authorities, Academic Institutions, Professional Engineering Institutes and other Highways interest based organisations.

Resources

We administer the registers for Highway Inspectors and Road Safety Auditors as well as manage our active forums contributed to by highways professionals.

Becoming a professionally registered engineer demonstrates your high standard of competence and commitment. By choosing to register, you set yourself apart as an engineer with high standards and also demonstrate your commitment to maintain that competence in the future.

Whether you’re entering the engineering profession or looking for the next step to progress your career, gaining one of the professional registration titles can allow you to enjoy the benefits of greater mobility and career progression. Registration also provides a firm foundation of ethics, sustainability and professionalism.

Registration is open to any practising engineer or technician who can demonstrate the required competence – what matters is the standard you’ve reached, not the route you took to get there.

Why get Professionally Registered?

         
Attain industry recognition for your years of experience, expertise and hard work    Gain international recognition of competence and commitment
         
Improve your career prospects   Increase your earning potential
         
Demonstrate your commitment to professional standards   Enjoy letters after your name

 

Why choose the IHE?

  • We’ve been registering engineers and technicians with the Engineering Council since 1972
  • You can take advantage of our extensive highways experience and trained specialist advisors, mentors and reviewers
  • We offer Professional Registration routes for all our members
  • We support new and existing registrants wanting to progress
  • You will get a fair but rigorous review by your peers
  • We can provide you with a free career assessment if you are unsure of your route

In addition to Engineering Council registration, the IHE is licensed by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, to award Chartered IT Professional (CITP), Advanced Registration for IT Technicians (Advanced RITTech) and Registration for IT Technicians (RITTech).

CITP, Advanced RITTech and RITTech demonstrates a broad awareness across IT, a depth of knowledge in a particular area of specialism (highway engineering) and is underpinned by periodic revalidation.  Holding CITP, Advanced RITTech or RITTech status reflects your integrity, professionalism and dedication.

 
Find out more about becoming
a Chartered IT Professional
   Find out more about becoming
an Advanced Registered IT Technician

 

 
Find out more about becoming
a Registered IT Technician
   

 

How to register

As soon as you join the IHE you can look to gain your Professional Registration.

To gain the accolade of Engineering Council registration, engineers and technicians prove their competence and commitment at a Professional Review of their submission.

Our review process comprises a report of your experience backed up by evidence and presented at an interview with two registered engineers if you’re applying for CEng or IEng.

There is normally no interview for EngTech or ICTTech.

There are also Individual routes to all registered titles.

Watch this video from the Engineering Council on the benefits of Professional Registration

Transfer your Professional Registration

Any members who are Professionally Registered (EngTech, IEng or CEng) with another Engineering Council licensed Institute can transfer their registration to the IHE for FREE before November. Please contact our Membership team on membership@theihe.org to apply.

Join the Institute of Choice for Highway Engineers

IHE membership formally recognises your qualifications and industry experience. Join us and demonstrate your technical skills, qualifications and expertise to clients and employers.