Certified Industrial Engineer (CIEng.IIESMS)

Certified Industrial Engineer (CIEng.IIESMS)


The Certified Industrial Engineer (CIEng.IIESMS) credential from the Institute of Industrial Engineers and Safety Management Systems (IIESMS) is a prestigious professional certification that validates an individual’s proficiency in industrial engineering, with a focus on sustainable engineering practices. This certification, achieved through a dedicated training programme or an examination process, is highly valued by employers as it ensures that an individual possesses the necessary qualifications to perform a specific job effectively and efficiently.

Educational Qualification

  • Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Level 8 qualification in industrial engineering or
  • A primary degree in engineering accredited by IIESMS or
  • An equivalent qualification recognised by IIESMS.

Professional Experience

  • At least four years of relevant postgraduate experience in industrial engineering.
  • This experience should demonstrate progression and increasing levels of responsibility in engineering practice.

Professional Competence

Candidates must demonstrate competence in key areas, including:

  • Application of industrial engineering knowledge.
  • Management of engineering work.
  • Effective communication.
  • Professional conduct and ethical practice.
  • Commitment to continuing professional development (CPD).

Professional Review

  • Submission of a detailed report outlining the candidate’s engineering experience and how it meets the required competencies.
  • A professional interview conducted by IIESMS, where the candidate’s experience and competencies are assessed.

Continued Professional Development (CPD)

  • Active engagement in CPD activities to maintain and enhance professional skills and knowledge.
  • Certified Members must keep their CPD record updated to maintain their status and ensure their skills, knowledge, and experience remain current.

Flexibility and Waivers

The National Council has the authority to waive the degree requirement if an applicant has sufficient professional experience and meets the requirements of a competent person as defined within Irish legislation.

Peer Review Process

Registration as a Certified Member is based on a peer review process that evaluates education, competence, and commitment. The process includes:

  • Education demonstrated through academic qualifications or a technical report.
  • Competence and commitment are assessed through a professional review of a written practice report and a review interview.
  • Reviews measured against the specified standards contained in EU-SPEC.

Fees and Membership

Members who achieve Certified Membership are entitled to use the designatory letters CIEng.IIESMS. The fees associated with the certification process include the following:

  • Registration: €15.00
    Grade Review Fee: €495.00
    • Practice Review: €95.00 (Alternative Route Only)
    • Report Re-assessment: €75.00 (Where applicable – Alternative Route Only)
    • Interview Assessment (online): €150.00
    • Administration Fee: 20% of the total application process fee (On successful application – The registration fee is refunded)
    • Annual Subscription Rates: €295.00

Achieving the CIEng.IIESMS certification is a significant milestone in a professional’s career, offering recognition and credibility and providing exciting opportunities for career advancement within industrial engineering. Certified Industrial Engineers are essential in ensuring the operational efficiency and sustainability of engineering systems, using their technical expertise to implement and maintain effective industrial measures. This certification is ideal for those seeking to advance their professional growth and development.

Membership Application Form Industrial Engineering Group

This form collects comprehensive information about your professional background, qualifications, and experience in facilities management. By providing accurate and detailed information, you help us assess your suitability for membership and determine the appropriate membership grade that reflects your expertise. Please ensure to complete all relevant sections and upload all necessary documents, such as certificates of qualification. This will greatly assist our membership committee in conducting a thorough review, and ultimately, in placing you in the most suitable category within the Industrial Engineering Group. Thank you for your interest in joining IIESMS.

  • You must select the appropriate membership grade for your application to IIESMS. This selection should be based on your professional qualifications, experience, and expertise. The membership grades are designed to categorise members according to their level of proficiency and contributions to the field. Please carefully review the criteria for each membership grade and choose the one that best matches your background and accomplishments. This will help us accurately assess your application and place you in the most suitable grade within the IIESMS. Ensure that you provide detailed information and supporting documents, such as certificates of qualification, to substantiate your selection. If you have any questions or need assistance in determining the appropriate grade, please do not hesitate to contact our membership committee for guidance.
  • Please provide details of your membership in any other professional bodies. This information is crucial for us to gain a comprehensive understanding of your professional affiliations and standing within the industry.
  • Please provide any post-nominals you currently hold. These designations are important for us to understand your professional standing and qualifications.
  • Thank you for considering membership with the Institute of Industrial Engineers and Safety Management Systems (IIESMS). This will assist us in evaluating your application and determining how your background aligns with our objectives to advance industrial engineering and safety management practices. Our membership committee will carefully review your CV, and we will contact you to discuss your application further.
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    • Please upload your certificates of qualification as part of your application to join the Institute of Industrial Engineers and Safety Management Systems (IIESMS). These documents are essential for verifying your professional credentials and ensuring that your qualifications meet our membership standards. Our membership committee will review the certificates to validate your expertise and suitability for our institute. We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to reviewing your application.
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      • You must submit a Statement of Purpose as part of your application to IIESMS). This document is essential for us to understand your motivations and professional goals. Your Statement of Purpose should include the following: 1. Introduction: Briefly introduce yourself and your current status (e.g., manager student, unemployed, or transitioning between roles). 2. Professional Goals: Explain your short-term and long-term goals. Describe how membership in IIESMS aligns with these goals. 3. Motivation for Joining IIESMS: Detail your reasons for seeking membership. Highlight specific resources, opportunities, or aspects of IIESMS that appeal to you. 4. Contribution to the Organisation: Discuss how you plan to contribute to IIESMS and the broader professional community. Mention any specific skills, experiences, or perspectives you bring that will benefit the organisation. 5. Conclusion: Summarise your key points.
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