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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.

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  • We believe we have an outstanding team dedicated to prioritising our members’ interests. If you’re seeking a rewarding and engaging career in a fantastic environment, consider starting your journey with us!

  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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


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


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Ahead of the IT crowd with RITTech Registration

  • Friday October 20, 2023

The IHE is licensed by the British Computer Society (BCS) to award professional registration for IT Technicians (RITTech).

By gaining RITTech you can validate your technical skills, benchmark yourself against the industry and begin your journey towards chartered status.

RITTech registration:

  • recognises the talents and contributions of those who design, build and maintain our digital world
  • sets the industry standard for technical skills and conduct, recognising and validating your competence in just seven letters
  • earns you a place on an independent public register, demonstrating that you are a trusted professional
  • sets you on the same skills framework as Chartered IT Professional (CITP) registration
  • signals that you are committed to meeting the highest standards in your work
  • lets employers see that you are engaged in the tech industry, and keen to develop your career.

Is it for me?

To gain BCS professional registration, technicians prove their competence and commitment in a professional review of their portfolio submission. Anyone who meets the competence and responsibility standards can become RITTech – there’s a route to suit all competent technicians.

Typically, you will have been working in digital industries for a few years. There is not a prescriptive timeframe, but it is estimated that you’ll need to have at least a year of experience working in the field (and most registrants will have more). It’s current competence that matters – a threshold of quality you’ve crossed and can actively demonstrate.

RITTech recognises people doing a technical job well, while also demonstrating professional behaviours, attitude and value. It’s an independent standard of current competence and commitment to quality for those who earn it, the employer they work for and the customers they deliver to.

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