We'll help you through the Chartership process – from adding your work and CPD records to completing the self-assessment and understanding how we define engineering complexity.
If you’re completing a Chartered assessment or a CPEng reassessment, your application will go through all five stages of our process.
- Stage 1: Preparation – over 4–6 years you’ll accumulate enough experience to be ready to apply for Chartership, then you’ll put together your application online.
- Stage 2: Validation – once you submit your application, our team will review it over 1–2 weeks and let you know if you need to make any changes.
- Stage 3: Evaluation – once finalised, an assessment panel will be assigned to you and they’ll review your application over 8–10 weeks.
- Stage 4: Recommendation – the panel makes a recommendation to the Competency Assessment Board (CAB) on whether to approve your application.
- Stage 5: Decision – a final decision is made on the success of your application.
Before you start
- Make sure your work and CPD records are up to date.
- Get familiar with the assessment criteria.
- Talk to people who have been through the process before.
Top tip: write in the first person, eg ‘I’ or ‘me’.
Full assessment guidance | 461.2 KB
CPEng reassessment guidance | 387.4 KB
Structural engineer guidance | 224.6 KB
Engineering geologist guidance | 240.1 KB
Engineering academics guidance | 250.6 KB
Knowledge assessment guidance | 266.2 KB
Guidance for CPEng referees | 99.6 KB