IHE membership formally recognises your qualifications and industry experience. 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.

We’ve been registering engineers and technicians with the Engineering Council since 1972 and accrediting academic courses since 1989. You can take advantage of our extensive highways experience and trained specialist advisors, by becoming a member.

Membership Types

The IHE offers membership at student, affiliate, apprentice, associate member, member or fellow grades. There are also experience-only routes to membership. You’re welcome to join the relevant IHE grade provided you have the required experience and/or qualifications.

IHE members can upgrade to another membership level with the necessary qualifications or experience.

We aim to deal with membership applications within six weeks but in some cases, we may need to refer your application to our Membership and Qualifications Committee which meets every two months.

Membership Routes

New members can join the IHE at any stage of the route below, dependent upon qualifications and experience. Choose a membership type on the interactive graphic below to explore the route.

Please choose a membership type on the interactive graphic below to explore the route.
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Student Member

Is for students in relevant full/part time education


Currently in relevant full/part time education.

Apprentice Member (APPIHE)

Is for apprentices working within the highways industry


In employment with a formal apprenticeship contract

Affiliate Member

Is for highways professionals working in non-engineering roles


Professionals working in the

Associate Member (AMIHE)

Is for professionals working within the industry.


Relevant engineering qualifications AND/OR up to five years engineering experience.

Member (MIHE)

Is for established practitioners with knowledge based on experience.


Engineering degree AND Two years engineering experience
Ten years experience (three in a responsible position)
EngTech registration.

Fellow (FIHE)

Recognises significant responsibility and achievement.


IEng or CEng registration
Fifteen years engineering experience (five in a senior position)


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