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International Professional Engineer (IntPE)

The IntPE professional qualification is awarded by the Engineers Mobility Forum, which is part of the International Engineering Alliance. The UK national member of these bodies is the Engineering Council.

Professional registration as an IntPE is intended to enable registrants to gain easier admission to the national registers of IntPE members' jurisdictions. Successful applicants will be authorised to use the designatory letters IntPE (UK).

A registrant can expect to have minimal scrutiny of their qualifications and professional development when registering with a participating engineering institution.

The current listing of signatory countries and institutions are as follows:

  • Australia (The Institution of Engineers Australia)
  • Canada (The Canadian Council of Professional Engineers)
  • Ireland (The Institution ofEngineers Ireland)
  • Hong Kong China (The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers)
  • Japan (The Institution of Professional Engineers, Japan)
  • Korea (The Korean Professional Engineers Association)
  • Malaysia (The Board of Engineers Malaysia)
  • New Zealand (The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand)
  • South Africa (The Engineering Council of South Africa)
  • United Kingdom (Engineering Council)
  • United States (The US Council for International Engineering Practice)

As a professional engineering institution, CIBSE are pleased to be able to facilitate applications for IntPE (UK).


The IntPE (UK) qualification is open to Chartered Engineers who are registered with the Engineering Council and who meet the following requirements:

  • an accredited degree recognised under the Washington Accord, or equivalent academic qualification
  • the competence for independent practice as a professional engineer as exemplified by the International Engineering Alliance competency profile
  • at least seven years post-graduate experience
  • at least two years responsibility for significant engineering work
  • maintaining continuing professional development

Please note: Chartered Engineers who do not hold an accredited degree recognised under the Washington Accord, or equivalent academic qualification, are currently not eligible to apply for IntPE (UK) registration.

How to apply

To apply, please submit the following documents to CIBSE:

  • A complete IntPE application form downloaded from the EngC website
  • Engineering experience record clearly details your personal responsibility and accountability
  • Organisation charts which show your position in your company
  • Detailed CPD record covering the last 24 months
  • A copy of each of your degree certificates
  • Payment details for a fee of £105.00 (cheque made out to CIBSE or credit card details). 

The Engineering Council are very specific about how they would like the application form to be completed. Please make sure that you carefully read the IntPE Applicant Guidance Notes  to ensure that the form is completed correctly.

The Process

Once CIBSE has checked your application it will be forwarded to the next Engineering Council international registration committee which awards the title on behalf of the Engineers Mobility Forum. This committee meets four times a year. Please allow a minimum of 6 months from the submission of your application, to receiving the decision on your registration.

2016 Application Deadlines

We have three closing dates for IntPE applications:

  • 4th January 2016
  • 13th April 2016
  • 7th September 2016