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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.

In addition to Engineering Council registration, the IHE is licensed by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, to award Registration for Chartered IT Professional (CITP).

Benefits of becoming a Chartered IT Professional:

Benchmark your knowledge and skills against the recognised industry standard    Demonstrate your current competence to clients and employers, and the value you bring
Set yourself apart as a highly-skilled IT professional with a place on the public CITP register   Help to raise the profile of your profession and play a part in shaping its development
CITP is mapped to the SFIA (Skills Framework for the Information Age) framework at level 5. More information on the SFIA framework can be found here:


Is it for me?

To gain BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT) professional registration, engineers prove their competence and commitment in a professional review of their portfolio submission.

Anyone who meets the competence and responsibility standards can become a CITP – there’s a route to suit all competent engineers.

You’re ready to become CITP if you are:

  • engaged in challenging and complex activities across the business.
  • in a position of influence and responsibility.
  • committed to continuing your professional development.

How to apply

The British Computer Society (BCS) will undertake assessment on behalf of the IHE. However, the IHE will collect your payment and issue your certificate. To get started read the guidance document below, fill in the application form and submit it to the IHE. Once received, the IHE your application will be assessed and we will contact you in due course on how to proceed.

CITP guidance      CITP Application Form      CITP/RITTech flowchart
CITP Guidance Notes   Log in to access the
application form
  Flowchart – How to apply

What does it cost?

One-Off Application Fee – £250 (FREE in 2024)

Annual CITP Registration Subscription – £45 (FREE in 2024)

If you are considering going forward for your Professional Review, there’s no better time than now as the IHE are offering free Professional Reviews for any member wishing to undertake them during 2024. All of our fees can be found on our website by clicking here.

The application fee will not be refunded if you withdraw your application or you do not supply enough information for your application to be assessed.

What happens when I achieve CITP registration?

  • Public register – Confirm your place among the most influential IT professionals in the industry by appearing in the public register of Chartered IT Professionals
  • Certificate of current competence – On registration, you’re awarded a certificate of current competence which is valid for five years. To extend your certificate after the initial five-year period, you’ll be invited to submit evidence of your CPD and continued competence in your specialist area.
  • Get involved – Your knowledge, experience and opinion are valuable commodities which you can invest in BCS to support your CPD as well as the development of our industry.
    • Mentoring network – inspiring another person and seeing them progress and benefit from your knowledge and insight is a hugely rewarding experience.
    • Volunteering – grow your professional network, and the profile of your field, by taking an active role in the running of our membership community.


To remain registered CITP Professional you will need to revalidate your competence every five years. After successful revalidation you will receive a Certificate of Current Competence for a further five year period. 

What are the submission deadlines?

The deadlines for your Professional Review submission can be found here.

Need help?

If you have any questions or are unsure of how to proceed please contact us by emailing


Apply for CITP

I’m an IHE Member

If you are an IHE Member, you can log in to the members area to start your application.


I’m not an IHE Member

To apply for CITP, you’ll need to become an IHE member.




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.