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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.


  • Plans for incoming IHE president now underway

    The Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) is gearing up for the inauguration of its next President. The prestigious event is scheduled to take place at the remarkable venue of Stirling Castle on 21 June, marking the commencement of the IHE presidential term for 2024–2026. Katharine Kelly CEng FIHE (pictured), the incoming President, will be the […]

  • IHE Membership remains strong

    At the Membership and Qualifications committee held on 7 December, the latest membership numbers were announced, revealing that the membership has grown despite the difficult times we are in. The current membership figure is 3,807 – the highest number that the Institute has ever recorded. It is hoped that the Institute continues the steady growth […]

  • Ex-CEO Hayes presents at LSBU

    Past President and ex-CEO of the Institute of Highway Engineers Richard Hayes joined speakers from the Permanent Way Institution (PWI), the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) to deliver a series of presentations to a range of students at the London South Bank University (LSBU) between 13 […]

  • The IHE and LCRIG renew Professional Development Partnership

    The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) has renewed its Professional Development Partnership (PDP) with the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE). Since signing the original partnership agreement in July 2022, LCRIG and the IHE have collaborated across several areas, including promotion of each other’s organisations and having a presence at the events. The IHE actively […]

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.