Conservation Accreditation Register for Engineers (CARE)

In support of the preservation of age old design and construction legacies, the Conservation Accreditation Register for Engineers (CARE) is a published list identifying civil and structural engineers, skilled in the conservation of historic structures and sites.

If you’re a civil or structural engineer involved in the conservation of historical structures and sites, you might be able to join.

Becoming registered means you can call yourself a conservation-accredited engineer. It sets you apart as an expert in this area and helps you submit stronger bids for work. It also helps clients choose civil and structural engineers who have proven skills and are right for their job.

The CARE scheme uses the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) Guidelines for Education and Training in the Conservation of Monuments, Ensembles and Sites as the basis for assessment of candidate's experience.

The accreditation is recognised by Historic England, Historic Scotland, Cadw and the Department for Communities, Historic Environment Division (NI) and works in partnership with professional bodies including:

CARE is run by IStructE and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

Find out who is on the Conservation Accreditation Register for Engineers and which organisations they work for by downloading a copy of the latest register.

Application deadlines have been set for 2019. Further information on how to apply, application forms and a list of registered members can be found at


To join the register you'll need to pay:

  • £250 application fee 
  • £65 annual subscription 

You can pay through the fees page of the ICE website.

Have a question?

If you have a question, or are not sure about how to start an application, then the specialist registers team are here to help.

t: +44 (0)20 7665 2192

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