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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.

IHE Associate members have the right to use the post nominals AMIHE after their name to signify their registration with the Institute of Highway Engineers.

Associate member is for professionals working within the industry and shows employers that you have relevant engineering qualifications and/or engineering experience that is recognised by the IHE.

Suitable for:

Professionals working within the industry for 1-5 years.


To become an Associate Member:

  1. You’ll need relevant engineering qualifications AND/OR
  2. From 1-5 years engineering experience

The Benefits

  • Free use of the National Highway Engineering Academy
  • Industry recognition of your highways sector skills and experience
  • Access to a UK-wide branch network with CPD activities for members
  • Access to IHE’s network of highways industry professionals
  • Access to a comprehensive range of professional IHE services and resources including:
    • IHE’s weekly news, events, jobs and technical e-newsletters
    • One-to-one qualification advice from the IHE
    • IHE’s Professional support and guidance
    • IHE’s online members area featuring professional registration guidance, technical guidance, resources and branch events
    • IHE’s online technical forums
    • Free subscription to Highways Magazine
    • Member discounts at over 5,000 businesses across the UK
    • Up to 20% discount off laptops, desktops, servers, and accessories with Dell UK

Before you apply online you’ll need:

  • A credit or debit card to pay the initial membership fee
  • Your recent CV to upload as part of your application form.

Half price membership offer – use the code ‘HALFOFF’ on the checkout page to get half price membership until end of December 2024.

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.

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.