Professional Process Safety Engineer (MIChemE)

How to become a Professional Process Safety Engineer (MIChemE)

Prospective applicants should use the Professional Process Safety Engineer self-diagnosis tool to determine their eligibility to make an application.

For detailed information about the registration download the Professional Process Safety Engineer Standard.

Applicant requirements

Applicants should:

  • provide satisfactory evidence of competence in each of the defined areas
  • demonstrate technical leadership in, preferably, several of these competencies
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how you have integrated these competencies to provide effective process safety managements

 

Applications are open to all suitably experienced engineers working in a process safety role. Some applicants may already be qualified as a Professional or Chartered engineer. 

There are 3 available application pathways

1. Professional Engineer pathway

This pathway is for applicants with a recognised professional engineering registration and a minimum of five years' process safety experience.

Application requires submission of: proof current recognised registration, referees, Competence and Commitment (C&C) (Process Safety) report, CV.

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2. Academic pathway

This pathway is for those who do not hold a recognised professional engineering registration above but hold a recognised academic qualification and a minimum of five years' process safety experience.

Application requires submission of: proof of their recognised academic qualification (eg. degree certificate or transcript), referees, Competence and Commitment (C&C) (Process Safety) report, CV.

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3. Integrated career appraisal pathway

This pathway is for those who do not meet either of the above requirements but have extended experience in process safety.

Application requires submission of: Technical Evidence Report (Process Safety) and cover sheet; proof of academic qualifications, referees, Competence and Commitment (C&C) (Process Safety) report, CV.

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All successful applicants (who are not already members) will be elected as Member (MIChemE) or Fellow (FIChemE) of IChemE, subject to their underpinning knowledge and experience. 

Application process

Once we have received your application you will be sent confirmation. If it is immediately apparent that any further information or evidence is missing, you will be contacted with specific instructions. Your application will then start to go through the peer review process and you will be kept informed electronically once each stage has occurred.

Your application will go through the following stages (via the membership administration team):

  • peer-review assessment of Technical Report (Process Safety) (if following the Integrated career appraisal pathway)
  • obtain confirmation from your nominated referees of their support to your application
  • peer-review assessment of your Competence and Commitment (Process Safety) Report
  • peer-review interview with you
  • election process based on the above inputs
  • certificate issued and any required welcome packs associated with membership of IChemE. 

For further information visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

 

My IChemE

IChemE is a registered charity in England & Wales (214379), and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 039661).