Professional Process Safety Engineer (MIChemE)

Associate Member (Process Safety)

For aspiring Professional Process Safety Engineers

As an Associate Member (Process Safety) you are likely to be a young professional working within the process safety field. You may well be working towards professional registration through IChemE as a Professional Process Safety Engineer but you are not yet in a position to demonstrate the full range of competences as defined by the IChemE Standard.

Entry criteria

To satisfy the requirements to join as an Associate Member (Process Safety), candidates will have to demonstrate that they are directly employed within the process safety field and have appropriate degree level of knowledge and understanding by holding one of the following academic backgrounds:

  • chemical engineering degree at Bachelors(Hons) level or equivalent apply online
  • MSc (Process Safety) or equivalent supplementing a chemical or cognate engineering degree at Bachelors(Hons) level or equivalent apply online
  • cognate background at Bachelors(Hons) level supported by evidence of acquired fundamental knowledge and understanding of process safety 


Evidence can be provided in the form of an extended Curriculum Vitae (CV) with details on the engineering work-based process safety experience, including the types of tasks undertaken and responsibilities held, relevant to process safety, as well as any relevant formal training.

Examples of process safety experience could, not exhaustively, include:

  • experience in process safety / high hazard environment to work closely with other process safety team members
  • experience in process hazard analysis techniques i.e. HAZOP, SIL, LOPA
  • knowledge of performing QRA studies
  • experience of consequence modelling using relevant software
  • understanding of international safety standards / legislation
  • participation in process safety incident investigations
  • participation in process safety audits
  • knowledge of safety case development


It would be anticipated that you would have experience in a minimum of two or three of the above areas and in-depth knowledge of at least one area.

Please make an application for Associate Member (Process Safety) online and upload your degree certificate(s) and expanded CV in the academic section apply online.


Associate Member (Process Safety) membership entitles individuals to a number of process safety related benefits including access to IChemE's renowned quarterly Loss Prevention Bulletin (LPB), access to our Safety & Loss Prevention Special Interest Group, discounts on continuing professional development training courses in the process safety field and access to information in support of Professional Process Safety Engineer registration.

As an Associate Member (Process Safety) you will be encouraged to continue to work towards attaining the minimum required levels for Professional Process Safety Engineer.

There is no requirement to first qualify for Associate Member (Process Safety) in order to become a Professional Process Safety Engineer. If you have the appropriate qualifications and experience you can apply directly for Professional Process Safety Engineer.


Graduating students eligible for Associate membership receive a discounted subscription.

Following ten years in the Associate grade members will receive an elevated subscription.

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