Pr Eng recognition

SAIChE and IChemE signed a collaboration agreement in August 2014 creating SAIChE IChemE and, as part of this collaboration, IChemE formally recognised Professional Engineer registration with Engineering Council South Africa.

Becoming a Chartered Member of SAIChE IChemE

Chartered Chemical Engineer (MIChemE) is the professional qualification that sets the gold standard in chemical, biochemical, process and related areas of engineering across industry and academia. The title is recognised globally and understood across all sectors of the profession. It is valuable to individuals, employers, regulators, government and society as it provides:

  • a benchmark of professional competence and commitment
  • external validation and independently conducted


Associate Members of SAIChE IChemE may be eligible to apply to upgrade MIChemE via our Pr Eng recognition route.

Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration

In addition to awarding the Chartered Chemical Engineer title, IChemE is licensed to assess its Chartered Members for CEng registration on behalf of Engineering Council (UK). CEng is a benchmark registration across multiple engineering disciplines and CEng is one of the most recognisable international engineering registrations and is recognised by certain national engineering bodies as equivalent to the local registration.

Candidates will be required to submit evidence of their technical ability and attend a professional review interview. Candidates who studied accredited qualifications may be exempt from aspects of the technical review.

How to apply

To access the Pr Eng assessment route you must be an Associate Member of SAIChE IChemE. Apply for Associate membership >>

If you are already an Associate Member of SAIChE IChemE and are currently registered as a Professional Engineer with Engineering Council South Africa please email and we will provide application instructions.


My IChemE

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