KIVI and the Engineering Council, the UK regulatory body for the engineering profession mutually recognize Chartered Engineer, the quality brand for top engineers. The final agreement for this was signed on May 6, 2023 by Christopher Atkin, chairman of the Engineering Council, Alasdair Coates, Chief Executive Officer of the Engineering Council, Jacolien Eijer-de Jong, president of KIVI and Miguel Delcour, director of KIVI and registrar Chartered Engineering.

Miguel Delcour says: “We are very pleased to have been able to sign this agreement and now recognize and mutually facilitate the full potential of international operating engineers. Engineers who have obtained a Chartered Engineer registration (CEng or IEng) with KIVI can now transfer the registration to the UK and vice versa. This also applies to engineers who are admitted as KIVI's Chartered Engineer via the Construction Register.”

Engineers who have obtained professional registration in the jurisdiction of the country through a mutual recognition pathway, with exemptions from the usual assessment process, are not eligible for the admission pathways set forth in this agreement.

Chartered Engineer

Chartered Engineer is an international recognition of one's excellence, competence and dedication in his/her practice as a professional engineer. It offers a structure for engineering competence and career development. The professional qualification and title can be achieved through an assessment based on the Chartered Engineer competency framework.

Read more about Chartered Engineer and how KIVI can help you with this on this website.

Engineering Council

The Engineering Council was established in 1981 by Royal Charter to regulate the engineering profession in the United Kingdom. The council also sets and maintains internationally recognized standards for professional competence and dedication, including the UK-Spec from which the NLSpec is derived. The Engineering Council includes 39 Participating Authorities, such as ICE, IChemE and IMarEST.