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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.

  • Hybrid Event: IHE 51st AGM 2024

    • Fri 21 Jun 2024

    REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED Notice is hereby given that the 51st Annual General Meeting of the members of the Institute of Highway Engineers Limited will be held as a hybrid meeting via Teams and in person at the Stirling Highland Hotel, Spittal Street, Stirling, FK8 1DU at 3:15pm on Friday 21st June 2024.

  • IHE Presidential Event 2024

    • Fri 21 Jun 2024

    Join the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) for an evening of grandeur and celebration amidst the historic walls of Stirling Castle on Friday 21st June 2024, as they host their prestigious Presidential Event.

  • LCRIG Innovation and Learning Festival

    • Tue 02 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!

  • Online: National Highways Major Projects: Past, Present and Future

    • Tue 09 Jul 2024

    The IHE South Western Branch would like to invite you to their next lunchtime webinar on Tuesday 9th July 2024 presented by National Highways.

  • IHE Greater London Branch Conference & 2nd AGM - Innovation

    • Thu 05 Sep 2024

    CALL FOR PAPERS - Following the success of the 2023 Branch Conference, The Institute of Highway Engineers Greater London Branch is pleased to announce the 2024 Branch Conference. The conference will focus on the theme of Innovation across our industry. We are putting out a call for papers.

  • Temporary Traffic Management (Certificate)

    • Tue 10 Sep 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.

  • Online: Preparing for Professional Review Workshop

    • Tue 10 Sep 2024

    The IHE are hosting a 90 minute online event on Tuesday 10th September on Preparing for your Professional Review. This free event is open to members and non members.

  • JCT Traffic Signal Symposium and Exhibition

    • Wed 11 Sep 2024

    For 28 years the JCT Symposium and exhibition has been bringing traffic signal practitioners together with manufacturers and to maintain a sense of community amongst signals engineers.

  • Engineering Technician/ICT Technician Workshops

    • Wed 11 Sep 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.

  • RSTA – Microsurfacing Course

    • Tue 17 Sep 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. IHE members are entitled to a 10% discount. Other dates and locations available.

  • RSTA Surface Dressing – 2 Day Course

    • Wed 18 Sep 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. IHE members are entitled to a 10% discount on the course. Other dates and locations available.

  • Temporary Traffic Management (Diploma)

    • Tue 24 Sep 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.

  • Highways Awards 2024

    • Tue 24 Sep 2024

    The prestigious Highways Awards return 24th September 2024 to Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster Bridge, London, UK.

  • Transport Development Management

    • Tue 24 Sep 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.

  • Online: Carbon reduction in highway construction works

    • Wed 25 Sep 2024

    The IHE Southern Branch would like to invite you to an online CPD webinar on Wednesday 25th September 2024 presented by Devon County Council.

  • 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.

  • Traffic Signing and Road Markings

    • Tue 08 Oct 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.

  • Online: Active Travel - Planning & Design

    • Tue 08 Oct 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.

  • Southern Branch Annual Seminar: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

    • Wed 09 Oct 2024

    SAVE THE DATE - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly side of Highway Safety - More details coming soon.

  • Winter Services Decision Making

    • Tue 15 Oct 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.

  • Highways UK 2024

    • Wed 16 Oct 2024

    More details coming soon

  • Highway Law: Principles and Practice

    • Wed 23 Oct 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.

  • Online: Asphalt for Highways and Other Paved Areas

    • Tue 05 Nov 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.

  • Traffic Signs 2024: Conference and Exhibition

    • Wed 06 Nov 2024

    Save the date! Creating safer roads and quality neighbourhoods - The leading event for traffic signing professionals for over 25 years. 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.

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.