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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.


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Free Upgrade Offer

  • Thursday July 21, 2022

All Student, Affiliate, Apprentice, Associate and Member grade members of the IHE are entitled to a FREE upgrade to their membership grade until 31st August.

Please check the published IHE membership eligibility criteria on the membership section of the website before applying to ensure you meet the criteria. Those qualifying for an upgrade will generally have been an Associate (AMIHE) for 13 years or a Member (MIHE) for 15 years. All EngTech Professionally Registered members of the IHE, who have held their registration for 5 years or more, are automatically entitled to be awarded Fellow grade of membership (FIHE) of the Institute.

All members who are wishing to apply for a membership upgrade should complete the following form in full:  Please note: you will need a copy of CV to apply.

Our Membership team will be in contact within two weeks to advise you of your application.

Transfer your Professional Registration to the IHE

In addition, any members who are Professionally Registered (EngTech, IEng or CEng) with another Engineering Council licenced Institute can transfer their registration to the IHE for FREE before November. Please contact our Membership team on to apply.

Pay your membership by Direct Debit

Did you know that you can pay your membership by Direct Debit in one annual payment or 4 instalments spread over the year. Simply fill in our Direct Debit form and we will get this set up for you.

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.