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                         British National FEANI Committee
Year of Adhesion : 1965
Declared engineers: 235 000
Number of EUR INGs: 16 013 (active: 7 103)
Member associations: The Engineering Council of the United Kingdom was created by Royal Charter in 1981. Its Patron is HRH The Duke of Kent. It supervises the British engineering profession through licensed member institutions
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    The Engineering Council and its Licensed Members
The Engineering Council’s mission is to maintain internationally recognised standards of competence and commitment for the engineering profession, and to license competent institutions to champion the standards. Under its Royal Charter, the Engineering Council regulates the engineering profession in the UK and represents the interests of UK engineers abroad. It is a Competent Authority under the European Directive on Recognition of Professional Quali cations, the legislation which governs professional mobility within Europe.
The engineering profession in the United Kingdom is regulated by the Engineering Council through 35 engineering Institutions (Licensed Members) who are licensed to put suitably competent members onto the Engineering Council Registers of Engineers and Technicians. 22 of these institutions are also licensed to accredit engineering education programmes. The Register has three sections: Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer and Engineering Technician. There is also a separate register for ICT Technicians. Each title is protected
by the Engineering Council's Royal Charter and may only be used by its registrants.
Licensed institutions must comply with the Registration Code of Practice set by the Engineering Council and compliance is audited through a quality assurance regime speci ed by Engineering Council in its Licensing Manual. The Engineering Council is itself a holder of ISO 9001 certi cation. In general, there is no restriction on the right to practice as an engineer in the UK. Registration, which is renewable annually on payment of a fee and provided that there has been no violation of codes of professional

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