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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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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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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IHE in action

  • Wednesday July 19, 2023

On 6 June, the IHE once again joined the multitude of other exhibitors eagerly waiting to greet the visitors to Traffex 2023.

IHE chief executive Steve Spender said: ‘With our stand all set up the day before, assisted by Andy Brown from BCP Council, we prepared for a busy day, and the number of people visiting the IHE did not disappoint us. In fact, we were approached by members old and new for advice on membership and seeking guidance on routes to registration. We were so busy on the first day we started to run out of our freebies to give away by early afternoon.’

It was at Traffex that Mr Spender joined Max Sugarman of ITS UK to sign their PDP. He commented: ‘I was proud to sign a PDP agreement with Max Sugarman the CEO of ITS UK. With the ever-increasing use of technology across the sector and in fact the ever-changing evolution and development of technology becoming available, I am certain that this agreement and closer collaboration between our two organisations will be beneficial to both organisations.’

With IHE members such as Darren Capes (Junior Vice President), Richard Hayes (Past President) and Andy Cole (South Western Branch) being involved in presentations and panel debates the Institute once again contributed to what everyone considered a successful three days.

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IHE membership formally recognises your qualifications and industry experience. Join us and demonstrate your technical skills, qualifications and expertise to clients and employers.