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The IHE offers membership at Student, Affiliate, Apprentice, Associate, Member or Fellow grades.

There are also experience-only routes to membership. You’re welcome to join at 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.

Student Member

Requirements for this route

Students currently in relevant full/part time education.

Affiliate Member

Requirements for this route

Highway Professionals working in the

Apprentice Member (AppIHE)

Requirements for this route

In employment with a formal apprenticeship contract

Associate Member (AMIHE)

Requirements for this route

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

Member (MIHE)

Requirement for this route

Engineering degree AND 2 years engineering experience OR 10 years experience (three in a responsible position) OR EngTech registration.

Fellow (FIHE)

Requirements for this route

IEng or CEng registration OR
15years engineering experience (5 in a senior position)


If you would like to upgrade your membership please email informing us of which grade you would like to apply for and attach an up to date CV so that we can assess that you meet the criteria.


Need Help?

If you need help regarding your membership application please email or alternatively ring the office on 020 3874 3066 where a member of our membership team can answer your queries.

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