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Professional Registration


Registration with the PWI

If you would like to become a professionally registered engineer we provide a scheme that has been developed in partnership with the rail industry including Network Rail and London Underground, tailored to the requirements of a rail engineer.

As the rail industry’s dedicated infrastructure engineering technical institution, the PWI is committed to ensuring that its process for professional registration adds value to the applicant, their employer and ultimately the rail industry. 

Every applicant is assessed against the UK Standards for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) requirements, as set out by the Engineering Council, but as a PWI applicant, in addition to demonstrating your rail engineering competence, you will also need to demonstrate your commitment to safety and prioritising it in every aspect of your working life.  

The assessment process, known as a professional review, starts with a written application, which is tailored according to the grade for which you are applying.  Once this has been reviewed, applicants will be invited to attend a professional review interview and providing the registration criteria are deemed to have been met, candidates will be recommended for registration.

Professional registration is open to any competent practising engineer or technician.  Different levels and pathways to registration are available, depending on the individual’s experience, training and qualifications.

Find out which grade is right for you

Find out more about the benefits of professional registration with the PWI