Which professional bodies offer technician registration?


Which professional bodies offer technician registration?

This is Careersmart's list of all the professional engineering and science bodies that offer technician registration - and those who do not.

Engineering, science and technology technician registration options include:

  • Engineering Technician (EngTech)
  • Registered Science Technician (RSciTech)
  • Information and Communications Technology Technician (ICTTech)
  • Registered IT Technician (RITTech)

Two registers are currently available to IT Technicians: ICTTech and RITTech. These use different standards and criteria for registration.

The professional bodies providing Engineering Technician (EngTech) and ICT Technician (ICTTech) registration are licensed by or affiliated to the Engineering Council. The professional bodies providing Science Technician (RSciTech) registration are licensed by the Science Council. IT Technician (RITTech) registration is provided by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

Included in this list are all the professional bodies:

  • licensed by the Engineering Council to register EngTech or ICTTech (or IEng or CEng)
  • affiliated to the Engineering Council and with a registration agreement to award Engtech
  • licensed by the Science Council to register RSciTech (or RSci, CSci, or CSciTeach)
  • licensed by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, to register RITTech

The list below details which offer EngTech, RSciTech, ICTTech or RITTech registration, and which professional bodies do not.

The Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (ACB)

  • No registration offered

Association of Cost Engineers (ACostE)

The Association of Neurophysiological Scientists (ANS)

  • No registration offered

Association for Project Management (APM)

  • No registration offered

The Association for Science Education (ASE)

The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)

  • No registration offered

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT)

The British Psychological Society (BPS)

  • No registration offered

Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)

  • No registration offered

Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)

Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT)

Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE)

Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)

The College of Podiatry (CPod) 

  • No registration offered

Chartered Quality Institute (CQI)

  • No registration offered

Energy Institute (EI)

The Geological Society of London (GeolSoc)

  • No registration offered

The Institute of Automotive Engineer Assessors (IAEA)

  • No registration offered

Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE)

Institute of Asphalt Technology (IAT)

Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD)

  • No registration offered

The Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS)

Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES)

Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)

Institute of Cast Metals Engineers (ICME)

Institute of Corrosion (ICorr)

Institute of Concrete Technology (ICT)

Institute of Demolition Engineers (IDE)

  • No registration offered

Institution of Diesel and Gas Turbine Engineers (IDGTE)

  • No registration offered

Institution of Engineering Designers (IED)

The Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES)

  • No registration offered

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Institute of Explosives Engineers (IExpE)

Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE)

The Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST)

Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM)

Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE)

Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM)

Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP)

Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)

  • No registration offered

Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST)

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

The Institute of Materials Finishing (IMF)

International Council on Systems Engineering (UK Chapter) (INCOSE)

Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC)

Institution of Royal Engineers (InstRE)

Institute of Acoustics (IOA)

  • No registration offered

Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)

Institute of Physics (IOP)

Institute of Refrigeration (IoR)

Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM)

Institute of Professional Soil Scientists (IPSS)

Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE)

The Institute of Science and Technology (IST)

Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)

Institute of Telecommunications Professionals (ITP)

Institute of Water

The Mineralogical Society (MinSoc)

  • No registration offered


  • No registration offered

Nuclear Institute (NI)

The Permanent Way Institution (PWI)

Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)

Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA)

Royal Society of Biology (RSB)

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Royal Statistical Society (RSS)

  • No registration offered

Safety and Reliability Society (SaRS)

Society of Environmental Engineers (SEE)

The Society of Operations Engineers (SOE)

The Welding Institute (TWI)


Information on professional bodies licensed by or affiliated to the Engineering Council is primarily based on the Engineering Council Pocket Guide to Professional Registration for engineers and technicians 2016.

Information on professional bodies licensed by the Science Council is primarily based on the Science Council's Professional Registration webpage as at 31 August 2015.

Information on professional bodies offering IT Technician registration is primarily based on the BCS' RITTech webpage as at 31 August 2016.