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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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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Traffic Signs Forum relaunched

  • Wednesday March 22, 2023

The IHE is the leading professional body for those involved in traffic management and its communication to the public through traffic signs and road markings. We want to encourage members to discuss these vital issues with like minded colleagues.

We have therefore relaunched our Traffic Signing and Management forum under the IHE umbrella. The public forum is accessible to everyone and you only need to register to submit a post or to sign up to notifications. We welcome all levels of experience and there is no such thing as a silly question.

Simon Morgan, chair of the IHE Traffic Signs Panel, commented: ‘It is great to have this forum back under IHE auspices, enabling any type of query to get a quick and authoritative answer. TSRGD is often referenced, but topics in the past (and still on the forum) have included traffic orders, consultations, pavement parking, LTNs, signing in devolved administrations, and many more issues of current interest.’

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