Technician Member

Technician Member

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If you are an experienced structural engineering technician looking for recognition of your competence, Technician Membership (TIStructE) is for you.

Technician Membership is the mark of an engineering technician who is ambitious, enthusiastic and passionate about structural engineering.

Benefits for you and your employer

TIStructE indicates you are a technician with the competence and drive to test your abilities against the highest standards. It also shows you're committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and ethical practice. 


Drive your career forward

Access unique networking opportunities through IStructE Regional Groups, accessing opportunities you might not hear about elsewhere.

Get inspired

Gain ideas, support and confidence from friendships with peers operating at the top of their game - and access great resources for free.

Steps to Technician Membership


First step

Establish that you have the right academic foundation. For Technician Membership you'll need either:

  • An approved qualification set at level 3 in the Qualifications and Credit Framework for England, Northern Ireland or Wales; or at level 6 in Scotland; or the equivalent
  • An Advanced/Modern Apprenticeship or equivalent
Second step

Satisfy the Initial Professional Development (IPD) requirements, completing an IPD Final Report Form for each of the Technician Core Objectives.

If you are applying via the Mutual Recognition Agreement route with the Institution of Civil Engineers, you will only need to supply the IPD Final Report Forms and Portfolio for Core Objectives 2.1, 2.2 and 2.4.

Final step

Create a portfolio of work to support your IPD statements and a two page experience report form/CV.


Submit your application form, along with your IPD report and portfolio. Our Application and Professional Review Panel will assess your application. You may need to sit an interview before being approved as a Technician Member.

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Your annual subscription:


Your application:

Application: £115
Professional Review Interview: £195 (if required)


Engineering Council fees (optional):

Registration for EngTech: £20.66
EngTech annual fee (if already EngTech registered): £22.34


Other fee information:

If you apply during the year you may be eligible for pro-rata deductions. 

Your fees can also be reduced if you have a low income, or if you are a member of another professional body. Contact the membership team for further details.

More about Membership

Errol Seemungal TIStructE

Errol has been a Technician Member of The Institution since 2009. Here he discusses how Technician Membership has helped his career.

Read Errol's profile


Passport to practice (.pdf, 3.1 MB)

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