The Engineering Council
The Engineering Council is the UK regulatory body for the engineering profession, which holds the national register of over 235,000 professional engineers and technicians.
Licences are granted by the Engineering Council to professional engineering institutions, allowing them to assess candidates for inclusion on its Register of professional engineers and technicians, and to accredit academic programmes and professional development schemes.
Licensed institutions are deemed to have sufficient experience, procedures and resources to undertake the following tasks:
- assess the competence and commitment of candidates for registration
- monitor the continuing professional development of registrants
- monitor the conduct of registrants.