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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.


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

  • Transport Development Management

    • Tue 20 Feb 2024

    IHE’s Transport Development Management course is the only one in the UK designed specifically for transport practitioners working in Development Management roles and leads to the IHE Professional Certificate/Diploma in DM.

  • RSTA – Microsurfacing Course

    • Tue 05 Mar 2024

    A one day course providing a detailed technical introduction to the theory and practice of slurry surfacing, approved for CPD hours by the CIHT and IHE.

  • RSTA Surface Dressing – 2 Day Course

    • Wed 06 Mar 2024

    This two day course provided by our Professional Development Partner, RSTA. provides a detailed technical introduction to the theory and practice of surface dressing, approved for CPD hours by the CIHT and IHE.

  • SCI Event - Road surfacing binder – future challenges

    • Wed 13 Mar 2024

    This event will be of interest to those working in highway authorities, civil and military airport authorities, road and railway engineering consultants, university civil engineering departments, construction materials testing laboratories, as well as materials suppliers and contractors, and road and airfield construction contractors and operators. IHE members can get a discount on the event fees.

  • Bridges 2024

    • Wed 13 Mar 2024

    The annual Bridges conference and exhibition is the leading event for bridge owners and operators in the UK will take place on 13th-14th March at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

  • Online: Latest Edition of EN 12767 2019

    • Mon 18 Mar 2024

    The IHE North West Branch would like to invite you to an online CPD event on 18th March 2024 presented by our Pole Products – Hydro Extrusion BV.

  • Online: Active Travel - Planning & Design

    • Tue 19 Mar 2024

    This course provides delegates with the information and skills to develop designs for walking and cycling infrastructure within the UK regulatory framework. The Department for Transport Cycle Proofing Working Group has listed the IHE Professional Certificate & Diploma in Active Travel as an acknowledged product for engineers planning and designing active travel infrastructure.

  • Online: Tree species selection and how to get it right in a changing climate

    • Wed 20 Mar 2024

    This seminar from our PDP partner, TDAG, will explore the issues surrounding species selection and how all those engaged – landscape architects, developers, planners and arboriculturist – can make decisions that will support future resilience of the urban forest.

  • Online: Vegetated Retaining Wall System

    • Tue 02 Apr 2024

    The IHE Southern Branch would like to invite you to their next online CPD webinar on Tuesday 2nd April 2024 presented by Gravitas International.

  • Temporary Traffic Management (Certificate)

    • Tue 09 Apr 2024

    The only UK course specifically for temporary traffic management designers, engineers and practitioners working in the planning and design of temporary traffic management situations on highways. This course provides an industry benchmark and the Certificate has received endorsement from National Highways.

  • IHE Mercia Branch Awards 2024

    • Thu 18 Apr 2024

    The annual IHE Mercia Branch Awards showcase the collective and individual achievements of highway engineers and engineering nationwide.

  • Engineering Technician/ICT Technician Workshops

    • Thu 18 Apr 2024

    Are you planning to submit your Engineering Technician/ICT Technician registration application later this year? Perhaps you have been struggling to find the time to assemble your submission or maybe you are simply unsure how to make that all important start. If so, then help is at hand with the IHE EngTech/ICT Technician workshops.

  • Traffic Signing and Road Markings

    • Tue 23 Apr 2024

    This 4-day course provides both a theoretical foundation and practical experience in the design and implementation of traffic signing and road marking schemes.  It contains an introduction to the subject, but takes the concepts through to experienced practitioner level.

  • TTF Annual Conference 2024

    • Tue 23 Apr 2024

    The Transport Technology Forum will hold its next Annual Conference on the 23-25 April at the Leonardo Hotel Hinckley Island in Leicestershire.

  • RSTA Surface Dressing – 2 Day Course

    • Tue 23 Apr 2024

    This two day course provided by our Professional Development Partner, RSTA. provides a detailed technical introduction to the theory and practice of surface dressing, approved for CPD hours by the CIHT and IHE.

  • RSTA Skid Resistance - 2 Day Course

    • Tue 23 Apr 2024

    This two-day course from our Professional Development Partner, RSTA together with XAIS Asset Management, will help staff gain a competency and be able to demonstrate competency to auditors.

  • Online: Asphalt for Highways and Other Paved Areas

    • Tue 07 May 2024

    This online course is designed to provide an invaluable understanding of asphalt technology. The confusing range of UK surface course asphalts have characteristics which make them suitable for specific uses.

  • 2024 Passive Safety Conference and Workshop

    • Thu 09 May 2024

    Passive Safety UK invites you to their 2024 Passive Safety Conference and Workshop. Whether you are very familiar with passive safety design but need a refresher/updating, or you would just like to learn the basics, this Conference is for you.

  • Temporary Traffic Management (Diploma)

    • Tue 14 May 2024

    The Professional Diploma at Intermediate level (QCF 4/5) is offered as part of the Institute of Highway Engineers Highway Academy programme and is aimed to develop the highway engineering knowledge of the individual so they can exercise engineering judgement on behalf of their employer at temporary traffic situations.

  • Traffex | Parkex 2024

    • Wed 22 May 2024

    Traffex, the UK's leading road and highways tradeshow is taking place at the CBS Arena for two days of inspirational content, networking and product discovery.

  • Highway Law: Principles and Practice

    • Wed 29 May 2024

    This one day course is intended to deliver a broad understanding of the law on Highways (in theory and practice) principally for highway engineers but also for anyone requiring additional knowledge of this area of law.

  • IHE Presidential Event 2024

    • Fri 21 Jun 2024

    The IHE Presidential Event 2024 will take place at Stirling Castle. More details coming soon.

  • LCRIG Innovation and Learning Festival

    • Mon 01 Jul 2024

    Next year, the LCRIG Innovation and Learning Festival will return from 01-03 July 2024, but with some exciting changes including a brand new location!

  • Winter Services Decision Making

    • Tue 03 Sep 2024

    MORE DATES AVAILABLE The only accredited UK course for Winter Services Decision Makers and Managers. This course delivers learning across a wide range of subjects necessary for Winter Service Professionals and enables individuals to demonstrate competence.

  • Strictly Highways 2024

    • Tue 01 Oct 2024

    Strictly Highways will return to its ancestral home at the iconic Winter Gardens in Blackpool, from 01-03 October 2024.

  • Traffic Signal Control - From Design to Implementation

    • Mon 07 Oct 2024

    This course is for managers, engineers and technicians involved in the management, design or implementation of traffic control systems. The course is organised by IHE in conjunction with major UK industry players and complements the JCT Consultancy training programme.

  • Highways UK 2024

    • Wed 16 Oct 2024

    More details coming soon

  • Road Safety Engineering

    • Tue 12 Nov 2024

    This course offers the opportunity for the Road Safety Engineer to expand their knowledge and demonstrate their competency in all aspects of road safety engineering.

  • RoadExpo Scotland

    • Wed 27 Nov 2024

    RoadExpo Scotland brings together the public and private sector buyers responsible for delivering, maintaining and developing Scotland’s roads.

  • Transport Network Resilience

    This new two day residential course is intended for highway professionals including the supply chain to provide best practice in carrying out the tactical level role of coordination during a major incident.

  • Online: Introduction to ITS Course

    This 2 day course aims to provide an introduction to ITS outlining an understanding of the principles of the use of ITS and also provide confidence on the principles and practices of it’s deployment.

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.