Where to Start

Ensure that you are at the appropriate membership level that reflects your role, experience and qualifications.

The route to upgrading your membership will vary depending on your background.

There is a standard route and an individual route, both of which follow the process described below.

The ILP Membership Team is here to help guide and support you with your application.

The Upgrade Process

1

Application Submitted

2

Membership Recommended

3

Full Application Assessed

4

Further Action Taken

5

Application Approved

1. Submit Your Application

…including:

An application form.

A proposer and seconder; either ILP members, members of another professional institution or work colleagues in responsible positions.

A CV expanded for the past 3 years. 

Evidence of any higher education.

CPD record for the preceding two years.

CPD forward plan for the following twelve months.

Evidence of any pre-existing registration as IEng, CEng, CEnv or CPhys.

2. Membership Level Recommendation

The ILP Assessment Panel will then recommend which membership level you are eligible to make a full application for.

Applicants who are currently registered as IEng, CEng, CEnv or CPhys will be fast-tracked to the equivalent ILP grade.

All other applicants will be required to provide supplementary information including a Competency Statement mapped to the EngC UKSPEC. Some applicants may be asked to attend college/further training in order to complete educational background to the required standard and/or compile a Technical Report.

3. Full Application Assessment

The ILP Assessment Panel will then assess your full application… 

…the outcome will be:

A

Application approved & referred to Membership Committee.

 

OR

Applicant invited for interview.

OR

i

Further supplementary information or action required by applicant.

4. Further Information or Actions Taken

After you have completed the required action…

…the outcome will be:

A

Application approved & referred to Membership Committee.

 

OR

Applicant invited for further interview.

OR

i

Further supplementary information or action required by applicant.

5. Application Approved and Referred

PLEASE NOTE: Applications are often returned for revision following panel review.  Applications may be amended no more than twice, after which the applicant will be required to wait for at least one year before reapplying.

FAQs

Will I need an interview?

Interviews are always required for applicants for the levels of MILP, IEng and CEng, unless you already hold IEng, CEng, CEnv or CPhys status via another institution.

Occasionally interviews are required for applicants for the levels of AMILP and EngTech.

When can I apply?

Applications are welcome all year round.

The ILP Assessment Panel considers applications on an ongoing basis.

How long does it take?

There is no fixed timescale for upgrading your membership.

Typically, an applicant providing all requested information promptly can reasonably expect the process to take three months.

Further Information and Actions

Competency Statement

Technical Report

Fast Track to MILP

ILP Diploma Students

Mentoring

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