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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.

The following providers are approved by the IHE and offer Highway Engineering Academy training.

Training courses:

Bath College – Highways Distance Learning Professional Diploma
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Buchanan Computing
Buchanan Computing’s generic courses cover traffic signing (including ensuring that regulatory signs are enforceable and the requirements for bilingual signing in Wales), sign structures, on-street parking and accident data, and relate to the latest DfT requirements and European standards to enable you to be confident you are adopting best practice.
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JCT Consulting
JCT’s training course programme includes a wide range of courses at all levels from beginners to advanced. The courses are structured to provide flexibility and to fit around the typical traffic signal engineer’s career development path. Courses include both lectured courses and also computer workshops which are used to teach practical design exercises.
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Metis Consultants
Risk Based Approach Training. Well Managed Highway Infrastructure: A Code of Practice
UKRLG Competency Framework Training
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SAW Consulting Services
SAW Consulting Services combines the experience of traffic engineers and software developers to provide a unique set of products and services. As a small, specialist consultancy they work both direct for local authorities as well as sub contracting to larger consultancies.
The following course has been accredited for CPD by the IHE – Designing and Assessing Yellow Box Junctions training course
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Designing high quality walking & cycling infrastructure: How to implement LTN 1/20
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Symmons Madge
Symmons Madge Associates Ltd (SMA), have provided high quality training and professional development support to the engineering and construction industries since 1990. They deliver training consultancy, both in-house and open construction and engineering training courses, mentoring and coaching throughout the UK and overseas.
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T&RS Training and Consultancy
T&RS consultancy is a firm of consulting engineers providing specialist Traffic Engineering, Road Safety, Highways Engineering and Development Planning consultancy services. Their bespoke services are available to public and private organisations including local and regional government organisations and engineering consultancies.
The following courses have been accredited for CPD by the IHE – RoSPA 10 day Road Safety Engineering Course, Road Safety Audit Introduction Course (3 day course), 3 LTN1/20 Training Course.
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TMS Consultancy
TMS provides practical expertise to improve road safety and traffic management by offering audit, consultancy and training services.  Their driving principle is to deliver services and solutions that make roads safer and ultimately reduce casualties.
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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.