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.

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Our process

If you’re completing a Chartered assessment or a CPEng reassessment, your application will go through all five stages of our process.

Let's get you chartered_assessment 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’.

Assessment guidance

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 structural reassessment guidance   |  168.6 KB

Guidance for CPEng referees   |  99.6 KB