Professional Registration

The Institute recognises the professional competence of practitioners involved in all technologies associated with materials, minerals and mining through Competent Person Registration (CPR). To find out about the benefits of CPR, check out the video through the link above - What does registration mean for me?

The Institute is licenced to award CPR against the following standards:

Engineering

Chartered Engineer (CEng) - requires the minimum of a Level 7 qualification such as a Masters' degree with 4 to 5 years appropriate working experience and to hold the MIMMM grade.

Incorporated Engineer (IEng) - requires the minimum of a Level 6 qualification such as a Bachelor's degree with 3 years appropriate working experience and to hold the AIMMM or MIMMM grade.

Engineering Technician (EngTech) - requires the minimum of a Level 3 qualification such as a OND with 2 years appropriate working experience and to hold the TIMMM, AIMMM or MIMMM grade.

Where an individual commenced their studies on an accredited course before September 1999, the qualification thresholds are: CEng-Level 6; IEng-Level 5; and EngTech-Level 2.

Environment

Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) - requires the minimum of a Level 7 qualification such as a Masters' degree with 4 to 5 years appropriate working experience and to hold the MIMMM grade.

Science

Chartered Scientist (CSci) - requires the minimum of a Level 7 qualification such as a Masters' degree with 4 to 5 years appropriate working experience and to hold the MIMMM grade.

Registered Scientist (RSci) - requires the minimum of a Level 5 qualification such as a HND with 3 years appropriate working experience and to hold the AIMMM or MIMMM grade.

Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) - requires the minimum of a Level 3 qualification such as a OND with 2 years appropriate working experience and to hold the TIMMM, AIMMM or MIMMM grade.

Where an individual does not hold the qualifications necessary for the level of registration they would like to apply for, the Institute has available two routes which will allow them to demonstrate that they have the necessary knowledge and understanding, which they will have gained through their professional work and experience or by some other means. These are as follows:

Engineers - Technical Report Route (TRR)

Environmentalists and Scientists - Equivalence Route

Both routes require the individual to write a report through which they have to demonstrate a series of learning outcomes at an appropriate level. More information on the Technical Report Route (TRR) is given in the guide which can be downloaded at the bottom of this page; information on the Equivalence Route is available from the Membership Department.

Guides for the various levels of CPR, application forms and experience recording templates can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. Prospective applicants are advised in the first instance to read the Guide relating to the Professional Registration they are interested in applying for. If they have any subsequent questions, these should be directed to the Institute using the details below.

Register of Ground Engineering Professionals (ROGEP)

The Institute is a member of the Ground Forum, an organisation that represents the professional bodies and trade associations within the ground engineering discipline. Given the professional, environmental, societal and financial magnitude of related projects, the Ground Forum has developed a register of ground engineering professionals - the ROGEP - which enables external stakeholders and other professionals to identify competent and specialist practitioners in this field. Institute members can apply for admission to the ROGEP at the same time they apply for CPR. If individuals choose to apply later in their career, a separate application measuring their attributes will be required. If you wish to apply for admittance to the ROGEP, please tick the appropriate box on the application form.

European Engineer (EUR ING)

Details of how to apply for the EUR ING title are available from the FEANI website at www.feani.org