Upgrade your membership

Ensure that you are at the appropriate membership level that reflects your role, experience and qualifications.

The route to upgrading your membership will vary depending on your background. There is a standard route and an individual route, both of which follow the process described below. 

The ILP Membership Team is here to help guide and support you with your application.

The upgrade process

If you are an Affiliate and already registered as a CEng or IEng with the Engineering Council, you may be able to fast track to Member (MILP).

All other applicants are required to submit:

  • an application form 
  • A proposer and seconder, either ILP members, members of another professional institution or work colleagues in responsible positions.
  • a CV expanded for the past 3 years
  • evidence of any higher education
  • CPD record for the preceding two years
  • CPD forward plan for the following twelve months
  • evidence of any pre-existing registration as IEng or CEng 

The ILP Assessment Panel will then recommend which membership level the applicant is eligible to apply for. Applicants who are currently registered as IEng or CEng with the Engineering Council will be fast-tracked to the equivalent ILP grade. All other applicants will be required to provide supplementary information including a Competency Statement mapped to the EngC UKSPEC. Some applicants may be asked to:

  • attend college / further training in order to complete educational background to the required standard
  • compile a Technical Report 

The ILP Assessment Panel will assess the full application and the outcome will be:

  • application approved and referred to the Membership Committee
    or
  • applicant invited for interview
    or
  • further supplementary information or action required by applicant

After an applicant has completed the required action the outcome will then be:  

  • application approved and referred to the Membership Committee
    or
  • applicant invited for further interview
    or
  • further supplementary information or action required by applicant

PLEASE NOTE
Applications are often returned for revision following panel review.  Applications may be amended no more than twice, after which the applicant will be required to wait for at least one year before reapplying.

Will I need an interview?

Interviews are always required for applicants for the levels of MILP, IEng and CEng, unless you already hold IEng or CEng status via another institution. Occasionally interviews are required for applicants for the levels of AMILP and EngTech.

When can I apply?

Applications are welcome all year round. The ILP Assessment Panel considers applications on an ongoing basis.

How long does it take?

There is no fixed timescale for upgrading your membership. Typically, an applicant providing all requested information promptly can reasonably expect the process to take three months.

Documents

  1. Membership Upgrade Form 436kb PDF
  2. Application form for Fellow 1003kb DOC