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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 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.

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.

As part of the IHE Highway Engineering Academy, the IHE approves training providers, short courses and training days of a day or more in highway engineering, construction and transportation.

These courses are delivered independent of the IHE through our Highway Engineering Academy Training Partners in industry that have met the IHE’s requirements as providing quality CPD material.

Approved Highway Engineering Academy Training must have:

  • Clearly defined objectives based on known client needs.
  • A structured approach to effective evaluation.
  • Quality Management procedures.
  • Monitoring systems.

Courses can use the words “IHE approved CPD” on publicity and attendance certificates. This gives delegates, employers and clients the reassurance your training has been assessed by industry specialists and meets the needs of the highways engineering sector.

To apply for approval, you will need to make a formal submission to the IHE and complete the application form below. The supporting guidance document gives more advice on what we’re looking for.


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.