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Professional Membership of The Welding Institute

Whether you are a student, apprentice, graduate or qualified engineer, membership of The Welding Institute provides individuals with recognition for being committed to their profession and the industry.

In addition membership also provides recognition of your competence and is acknowledged internationally as an indication of professional achievement.

In this section you will find all the information you need to understand the membership application and where you should begin.

Professional Membership grades

Professional Membership application guidance notes and fees

Upgrades, renewals and reinstatements

The Professional Members' Handbook provides a concise overview of The Welding Institute, its membership grades, services and benefits, professional development and useful networking links. 

Professional Members' Handbook

Engineering Council Registration

As a professional member, you may also be eligible to gain registration with the Engineering Council as a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Engineering Technician (EngTech)

The benefits of registering with the Engineering Council include:

•    identifying you as having competences that employers value
•    indicating that your competence and commitment to professionalism have been assessed
     by other engineering professionals
•    demonstrating that your competence may be compared with standards applicable in other
     parts of the world
•    confirming that your commitment to professionalism is underwritten by the support of a
     national engineering institution or society licensed by the Engineering Council
•    International recognition of your qualification

FInd out more about the route to Professional Registration

Information about the benefits of Professional Registration

View a video highlighting the benefits of registration
If you would like further help contact our Membership Office.

Engineering Council e-Books

Becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng)
Becoming an Incorporated Engineer (IEng)
Becoming an Engineering Technician (EngTech)