Corps of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

If you are serving in the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, or have left the Service within the last 12 months, you may be able to use our simplified SAP route to Professional Registration, otherwise the Standard route is also available.

Check the Career Break Points to help you decide which level of professional registration is right for you.

Download the REME SAP application form to apply for EngTech, IEng or CEng.

Applicants should be sponsored by a currently registered engineer with the Engineering Council at the same level, or above, the registration category you are applying for. Your sponsor can be registered with any Engineering Council listed engineering institution; they don’t have to be a member of the IMechE. If you are applying for Fellowship your sponsor will also need to be a Fellow of professional engineering institution. Your sponsor cannot be a direct family member.


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Get your fees reimbursed

Professional registration for Armed Forces personnel is more valued than ever. You can easily claim your fees back.

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Transfer your membership to IMechE

CEng, IEng or EngTech registered with the Engineering Council through one of their approved institutions, you can apply through our Armed Forces Existing Registrant process.

Download the Armed Forces Existing Registrant Application Form.

Upgrade your membership

Already professionally registered with IMechE? Rank of Lieutenant Colonel or above? Apply for Fellow membership.

Below the rank of Lt Col but believe you meet the criteria? – apply via the traditional route

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Lara Mallett - Defence Liaison Officer +44 (0)78 4363 4248

Endorser (EngTech) WO2 Jamie Haddon

Endorser (IEng and CEng) Lt Col Alex McGready

Find a volunteer Industry Liaison Officer (ILO) on site.


IMechE signs the Armed Forces Covenant

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, the next step in our work supporting Armed Forces engineers and technicians, veterans, and reservists.

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What our Members Say

I became professionally registered with IMechE to show the skills, knowledge, confidence and competence I had developed within my field of engineering as well as my ongoing commitment.

SSgt Andy Beacock IEng MIMechE

Being professionally registered with IMechE means that my knowledge, skills and experience alongside all the qualifications gained so far in engineering are recognised. It has also enhanced my status at my workplace, leading to higher self-esteem while demonstrating to my peers and chain of command my level of commitment to professional standards.

Sgt Edem Siawor EngTech MIMechE

I believe professional registration and membership of IMechE shows commitment and dedication to your craft, and so I am proud and loyal member of IMechE. I recommend that you get professionally registered as early as you can. As an IMechE interviewer I find it immensely rewarding to sit and engage with other engineers who are aspiring to achieve their personal goals.

WO1 Benn Wathey IEng FIMechE

As a military mechanical engineer, professional registration with the IMechE was a way of highlighting my knowledge and competence as well as my dedication to professional standards which are recognised globally; this increases my credibility as an engineer. The Institution also offers opportunities to continually develop myself through their vast resources and also develop and encourage fellow military and civilian engineers through the PRI process as a recognised IMechE PRI interviewer.

Maj Sarah Friend CEng MIMechE