The Welding Institute

Professional Membership and Registration

What is the difference between Professional Membership and Registration?

Professional Membership of The Welding Institute simply means that you are a Member of The Institute as an Associate Member, Technician Member, Member Membership or Fellow Membership

Professional Registration involves registering with the Engineering Council as a Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer or Engineering Technician. (Click here to find out more about becoming registered with the Engineering Council).

How to apply for Professional Membership:

  1. Review our membership grades and decide which grade you are suited to. (If you are unsure of which grade is suited to you please submit your CV to our Membership Office for further support). 
  2. If applicable, choose which type of Engineering Council registration is suited to you (Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer or Engineering Technician).
  3. Read through our application guidance notes.
  4. Apply online* - including relevant documentation and fees. Please note that it is also possible to apply via digital MS Word-based or handwritten hardcopy application forms. Please contact the Membership office to obtain the relevant forms
  5. If you are seeking registration with the Engineering Council, you must submit a completed copy of the relevant appendix:

How do I start the process to see if I am eligible for membership, and if applicable Engineering Council registration? 

If you are interested in exploring membership, or Engineering Council registration, complete the form below to opt in to the membership team getting in touch to guide you through the process, provide electronic versions of the membership application forms, and we will provide quarterly updates in advance of application deadlines. You can opt out of these email communications at any time by contacting us on To see how we use your personal information, make sure to read our Privacy Policy here

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