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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.

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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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Become a Chartered IT Professional for FREE in 2023

  • Wednesday March 22, 2023

The IHE is licensed by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, to award registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP) – the independent standard of competence and professionalism in the technology industry.

By gaining CITP you can:

• benchmark your knowledge and skills against the recognised industry standard
• demonstrate your current competence to clients and employers
• set yourself apart as a highly skilled IT professional with a place on the public CITP register
• help raise the profile of your profession and play a part in shaping its development.

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

What happens when I achieve CITP registration?

• Public register – confirm your place among the most influential IT professionals in the industry by appearing in the public register of chartered IT Professionals
• Certificate of current competence – on registration, you’re awarded a certificate of current competence, which is valid for five years. To extend your certificate after the initial five-year period, you’ll be invited to submit evidence of your CPD and continued competence in your specialist area
• Get involved – your knowledge, experience and opinion are valuable commodities, which you can invest in BCS to support your CPD as well as the development of our industry.
• Mentoring network: Inspiring another person and seeing them progress and benefit from your knowledge and insight is a hugely rewarding experience.
• Volunteering: Grow your professional network, and the profile of your field, by taking an active role in the running of our membership community.

How to apply

For 2023, the IHE has waived the fees for IHE members to gain their professional registration and this also applies to CITP. If you are interested in learning more about CITP, you can visit our website at professional-registration/ or email if you have any questions. There is no better time to apply than NOW!

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.