Approval: EngTech training programmes

Through its programme of EngTech approval, IChemE aims to recognise and share good practice in the education and development of those with both a theoretical and practical understanding of chemical engineering principals, skills and techniques.

Approved training programmes, apprenticeships and qualifications will provide trainees and graduates with a pathway to registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech) with Engineering Council.

How to apply

How to make an application for approval or re-approval of your programme:

  1. Contact IChemE at an early stage to arrange a virtual meeting by emailing The meeting will be arranged at a mutually convenient date
  2. Read the guidance document
  3. Download the application form
  4. Read the supporting documents
  5. Complete the application form and submit these to IChemE two months in advance of the scheduled virtual meeting
  6. Prepare for the virtual meeting

Guidance and support

These documents detail the requirements for an IChemE approved EngTech programme and outline the approval process. A framework provides threshold standards and yet provides the flexibility to accommodate many different types of programme.

Download the current EngTech approval guidance document >>

Application documentation:

Supporting documents:

Pre-submission advice and mentoring

If you would like to speak to someone before submitting your approval application, please contact