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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.

Registered Road Safety Auditors can use IHE designation letters to promote their status and are listed on the IHE register. Practitioners and Lead Practitioners can use the designatory letters: RegRSA (IHE) and describe themselves as “IHE Registered Road Safety Auditor”.

Applicants listed on the IHE’s Road Safety Auditors Register must:  

  • meet the Register training and competence requirements
  • be, and remain, a full member of a recognised professional body (eg. IHE, ICE, CIHT, IRSO) and be bound by its code of ethics and conduct
  • complete at least 2 days of relevant CPD each calendar year. Registrants will be asked to provide their CPD records and plans for an annual check. If you are not a full member of IHE there is an annual fee of £50.00.

A certificate of registration will be issued confirming the level of registration – Foundation, Practitioner or Lead Practitioner.

TMS Certificate of Competence

The European Directive on Road Infrastructure Management requires that road safety auditors working on the trans European Road Network (TERN) will need to undergo road safety engineering training resulting in the award of a “certificate of competence”.

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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.