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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.

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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.


Industry Event

RSTA Skid Resistance – 2 Day Course

  • CPD Value: This event is awarded 14 CPD hours
Dates Location Cost (ex VAT)
Tue 23 Apr 2024 - Wed 24 Apr 2024 Exeter £495. IHE members are entitled to a 10% discount. Proof of membership will be required. Book now

Full Details

This two-day course from our Professional Development Partner, RSTA, together with XAIS Asset Management, will help staff gain a competency and be able to demonstrate competency to auditors.

All Local Authorities are required to manage their road maintenance programmes in line with the Code of Practice “Well Managed Highway Infrastructure” which promotes the adoption of an integrated asset management approach delivered by competent staff. In section B.5.6.2 the code specifically states that Authorities will need to define “competence levels of staff to set or approve Investigatory Levels” and that “each site investigation should be undertaken or led by suitably competent personnel”.

By attending the course, delegates will:

  • learn how to develop a hierarchy for their road network
  • develop the skills needed to identify appropriate risks
  • gain a complete understanding of the entire skid analysis process – including insight into the award-winning LASR Approach methodology
  • know what information to collect in order to identify and prioritise the appropriate action
  • understand the availability and suitability of different treatments/materials
  • understand the implications of using different solutions
  • understand the key elements of maximising best value and minimising whole life costs.

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.