Technician (TIMMM)

The Technician grade (TIMMM) can be applied for as a standalone or with registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech) with the Engineering Council and/or as a Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) with the Science Council.

TIMMM as a standalone qualification can be awarded to an applicant with a minimum of a Level 2 qualification in a relevant engineering, science or technology subject with 4 years training and experience.

Those also seeking registration as an EngTech or RSciTech are required to have a Level 3 qualification such as an NVQ, Certificate, Diploma or Extended Diploma, which may have been gained through an apprenticeship programme, in a relevant engineering, science or technology subject with 4 years training and experience. 

Technician members apply proven techniques and procedures to the solution of practical problems.

Understanding the requirements and the process

Potential applicants should consult the Guide to TIMMM with EngTech & RSci Registration, which can be downloaded from this page.

This guide explains the application process and the documentation that needs to be submitted including examples. It also includes the Competency and Commitment requirements for EngTech. Those for RSciTech can be downloaded as a separate document.

Making an application 

Applicants who are exisiting IOM3 members and are seeking the award of TIMMM only, need to submit a copy/copies of their academic certificate(s) and their CV only signed off by a referee. Applicants not already in membership need also to submit a completed Professional Grade application form signed off by a referee.

Applicants additionally seeking the award of EngTech and/or RSciTech need to submit the following information:

Membership Application Form
Applicants are required to submit a completed Professional Grade application form in addition to the documentation detailed in the guide. There are different forms for new and existing members of IOM3 and you must ensure that you complete the correct one.

Referee support
Applications must be supported by two referees who should have known the applicant for a minimum of 2 years.

The appropriate application form and referee pro forma can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

If you have any queries about the application process, please contact us using our online enquiry form or by telephone on +44 (0) 1782 221717