Professionally Certified Engineer


Professional certification, such as the Certified Membership at IIESMS, validates an individual’s proficiency in a specific field or profession. This certification can be achieved by completing a dedicated training program or demonstrating knowledge and skills in a particular area through an examination process. Employers often value such professional certification as it assures that an individual possesses the necessary qualifications to perform a specific job.

To become a Certified Member at IIESMS, candidates must have at least five years of relevant post-graduate experience and a QQI Level 8 qualification in an engineering or science discipline. This membership grade acknowledges the qualifications and experience professionals need in various operational engineering roles, making it an ideal choice for those who have amassed extensive experience and seek professional recognition. To maintain their Certified Member status and ensure their skills, knowledge, and experience remain current, members must keep their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) record updated.

IIESMS also provides an alternative route for Membership. The method of demonstrating knowledge and ability lies at the discretion of the National Council or its delegated subcommittee and may be updated periodically. The National Council has the authority to waive degree requirements if, in its judgment, an applicant has sufficient professional experience, has attained a suitable level of professional standing, and meets the requirements of a competent person as defined within Irish legislation.

Certified Members of IIESMS must demonstrate a commitment to professional and environmental engineering values, fire safety and occupational health & safety. They should possess the theoretical knowledge to solve problems with new technologies and develop new analytical techniques. They should have a successful track record of applying this knowledge to deliver innovative products and services. They should also exhibit accountability for projects, environmental engineering values, fire safety and occupational health & safety, finance, and personnel management. They also possess the skills to develop other technical staff and effectively communicate technical matters.

The decision to register is based on a peer review process that evaluates Education, Competence, and Commitment and a judgment of the professional level at which you are employed. Education can typically be demonstrated by attaining appropriate academic qualifications or writing a technical report. Competence and Commitment are assessed through a professional review of a written practice report and a review interview for Certified applicants. These reviews are measured against the specified standards contained in EU-SPEC.

Members who achieve Certified Membership are entitled to use the designatory letters PC.IIESMS, signifying their professional certification and commitment to the values of IIESMS.

Registration: €15.00

Grade Review Fee: €495.00

Practice Review: €175.00 (Alternative Route Only)

Report Re-assessment: €120.00 (Where applicable – Alternative Route Only)

Interview Assessment: €75.00

Administration Fee: 20% of the total application process fee (On successful application)

Annual Subscription Rates: €295.00

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