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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.

The IHE established the Highway Inspectors Board in 2011. Candidates who successfully complete the courses run by an approved centre are eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Highway Inspectors for a period of five years.

Once you’ve completed the course successfully, you can apply to be added to the IHE Highways Inspectors Register.


The UK asset management board has produced a competency framework for highway inspectors (HICF), (see pages 16-18), which complements the advice given in Well-managed Highway Infrastructure. The Highway Inspectors Board, run by the IHE, has included this framework in its procedures and any highway inspectors undergoing training through the IHE scheme will be fully compliant with the new advice.

Course Providers

Approved highway inspector training courses are available through:

Park Hearne
Ian Cantley
01929 480353
07785 705 355
Skills Training Centre
Tim Bottoms
07825 305256
Qualifications for Industry
93 George Street
TMS Consultancy
Highway Inspectors Modular Training
Highway Inspectors Refresher Course
Via East Midlands Ltd
Nigel Given
0115 804 4689

Application Form to Join the Register

Please note:
 when applying you will need to upload a copy of your CV. Please include the course, organiser and dates of any Highway Inspectors training you have attended. The application process will ask you for a username (eg email) and password so that you will have access to our members area.


Verify an individual

If you need to verify an entry on the Highway Inspectors register please click here. We aim to get back to you within 5 working days. DO NOT use this form if you want to apply to be a Highway Inspector.  Please use the ‘apply now’ button above.


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.