Which professional bodies offer technician registration?

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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.

Professional Body Offers EngTech Registration Offers RSciTech Registration Offers ICTTech Registration Offers RITTech Registration Engineering Council Status Science Council Status
The Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (ACB) No No No No   Licensed
Association of Cost Engineers (ACostE)

Yes

No No No Affiliated  
The Association of Neurophysiological Scientists (ANS) No No No No   Licensed
Association for Project Management (APM) No No No No Affiliated  
The Association for Science Education (ASE) No

Yes

No No   Licensed
The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) No No No No   Licensed
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT No No No

Yes

Licensed Licensed
British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT)

Yes

No No No Licensed  
The British Psychological Society (BPS) No No No No   Licensed
Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) No No No No Affiliated  
Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)

Yes

No No No Licensed  
Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT)

Yes

No No No Licensed  
Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE)

Yes

No No No Licensed  
Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)

Yes

No No No Licensed Licensed
The College of Podiatry (CPod) No No No No   Licensed
Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) No No No No Affiliated  
Energy Institute (EI)

Yes

No No No Licensed Licensed
The Geological Society of London (GeolSoc) No No No No   Licensed
The Institute of Automotive Engineer Assessors (IAEA) No No No No Affiliated  
Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE)

Yes

No No No Licensed  
Institute of Asphalt Technology (IAT)

Yes

No No No Affiliated  
Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD) No No No No   Licensed
The Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) No

Yes

No No   Licensed
Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

Yes

No No No Licensed  
Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES)

Yes

No No No Affiliated  
Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)

Yes

Yes

No No Licensed Licensed
Institute of Cast Metals Engineers (ICME)

Yes

No No No Licensed  
Institute of Corrosion (ICorr)

Yes

No No No Affiliated Licensed
Institute of Concrete Technology (ICT)

Yes

No No No Affiliated  
Institute of Demolition Engineers (IDE) No No No No Affiliated  
Institution of Diesel and Gas Turbine Engineers (IDGTE) No No No No Affiliated  
Institution of Engineering Designers (IED)

Yes

No No No Licensed  
The Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) No No No No   Licensed
Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Yes

No

Yes

No Licensed  
Institute of Explosives Engineers (IExpE)

Yes

No No No Affiliated  
Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE)

Yes

No No No Licensed  
The Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) No

Yes

No No   Licensed
Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM)

Yes

No No No Licensed  
Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE)

Yes

No No No Licensed  
Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM)

Yes

No No No Licensed  
Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP)

Yes

No No No Licensed  
Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) No No No No Affiliated Licensed
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST)

Yes

No No No Licensed Licensed
Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Yes

No No No Licensed  
The Institute of Materials Finishing (IMF)

Yes

No No No Affiliated  
International Council on Systems Engineering (UK Chapter) (INCOSE)

Yes

No

Yes

No Affiliated  
Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC)

Yes

No No No Licensed Licensed
Institution of Royal Engineers (InstRE)

Yes

No No No Licensed  
Institute of Acoustics (IOA) No No No No Licensed  
Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)

Yes

Yes

No No Licensed Licensed
Institute of Physics (IOP) No No No No Licensed  
Institute of Refrigeration (IoR)

Yes

No No No Affiliated  
Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM)

Yes

Yes

No No Licensed Licensed
Institute of Professional Soil Scientists (IPSS) No No No No   Licensed
Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE)

Yes

No No No Licensed  
The Institute of Science and Technology (IST) No

Yes

No No   Licensed
Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)

Yes

No No No Licensed  
Institute of Telecommunications Professionals (ITP)

Yes

No

Yes

No Affiliated  
Institute of Water

Yes

Yes

No No Licensed Licensed
The Mineralogical Society (MinSoc) No No No No   Licensed
NAFEMS No No No No Affiliated  
Nuclear Institute (NI)

Yes

No No No Licensed Licensed
The Permanent Way Institution (PWI)

Yes

No No No Affiliated  
Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)

Yes

No No No Licensed  
Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA)

Yes

No No No Licensed  
Royal Society of Biology (RSB) No

Yes

No No   Licensed
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) No

Yes

No No   Licensed
Royal Statistical Society (RSS) No No No No   Licensed
Safety and Reliability Society (SaRS)

Yes

No No No Affiliated  
Society of Environmental Engineers (SEE)

Yes

No No No Licensed  
The Society of Operations Engineers (SOE)

Yes

No No No Licensed  
The Welding Institute (TWI)

Yes

No No No Licensed  

Sources

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 2014/5, correct at January 2015.

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 2015.