Technician Member EngTech (TIChemE)

Technician Member EngTech is for those working in process engineering support roles across industry and academia. It provides evidence of your contribution to either the design/development, manufacture, (de)commissioning, operation or maintenance of products, equipment, processes or services, and your commitment to professional engineering values. (RSciTech via Science Council is also available.)

Technicians benefit from:

  • peer-reviewed proof of their chemical engineering competence
  • independent validation of their expertise via EngTech registration with Engineering Council
  • enhanced status in the workplace
  • a platform to work towards Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status


To become a Technician Member EngTech you must be able to satisfy the competence and commitment requirements. Typically, you will be able to demonstrate one or more of the following:

  • you have completed a technician training scheme within chemical engineering industry
  • you have several years' experience working as a technician
  • you have a qualification at level 3 or above
  • you work in the process industries and have a job title such as: process operator, instrument technician, pilot/research plant operator, lab technician, maintenance engineer, design technician.

How to apply

Please note: pathways 1 & 2 are still being developed and are not currently active. At present we expect all candidates to apply via pathway 3 or pathway 4.

 Pathway 1:   For candidates that have a qualification (at level 3 or above) approved by IChemE (or covered by the Dublin Accord) and have completed an IChemE approved technician training programme to develop competencies.
 Pathway 2:   For candidates that have completed an IChemE approved technician training programme that covers both work-based learning and development of competencies.
 Pathway 3:   For candidates that have a qualification (at level 3 or above) approved by IChemE (or covered by the Dublin Accord) but have not completed a technician training programme approved by IChemE. 
 Pathway 4:   For candidates that do not have a qualification that's either approved by IChemE or covered by the Dublin Accord, and have not completed an IChemE approved training programme. 

If you need help to identify which pathway to follow, contact

  • Apply online. You'll need to provide the following information when your apply online:


Your supporters need to be able to verify your experience. One should be an engineer professionally-registered with any Engineering Council-listed institution; a signatory of the Washington Accord or of FEANI. The other should be someone who knows your work very well, usually your line manager. A third can be added if they are verifying certain aspects of your report. 

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Additional info

My IChemE

IChemE is a registered charity in England & Wales (214379), and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 039661).