Technician Member

Technician Member Stage 1: Educational Base

Exemption through an approved apprenticeship

IChemE approves apprenticeships that meet the educational base and initial professional development requirements for Technician membership. If you have completed an IChemE Approved Apprenticeship, and your training has been signed off by your scheme mentor and the apprenticeship manager, you will have satisfied the requirements for Stage 1.

By submitting a signed copy of your Approved Apprenticeship Completion Form via our application system, you will be exempt from further assessment for Stage 1.

Exemption through an approved qualification

An approved qualification in chemical engineering set at either:

  • Level 3 or above in the Regulated Qualifications Framework or National Qualifications Framework for England and Northern Ireland
  • Level 6 (or above) in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework
  • Level 3 (or above) in the Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales
  • A qualification accredited by a signatory to the Dublin Accord.

Check your qualification

If you have a qualification at Level 3, check if it is approved by IChemE using the Engineering Council's Accredited Course Search. If your qualification does not appear on the database, it may be recognised by the Dublin Accord to see if your qualification is covered by any of the signatories. If you would like further guidance on the status of your qualification, please email the membership team.

Individual Case Procedure

Please note: Individual Case Procedure for Technician membership is currently under development

Potential applicants may not have had formal training leading to recognised qualifications but are able to demonstrate that they have acquired the necessary underpinning knowledge through substantial work experience. Such applicants can have their knowledge assessed individually.

The Individual Case Procedure (ICP) submission and assessment process for Technician membership is currently under development and will be available shortly. To be notified when ICP is open for submissions, please email the membership team