All candidates for election or transfer to Corporate member (FRINA and MRINA) and registration with the Engineering Council as CEng or IEng (if required) are required to undertake a Professional Review to demonstrate to the Membership Committee that they have achieved the standard of professional competence and commitment appropriate to their academic qualification. The Professional Review consists of a Report, which may be followed by an Interview.
Professional Review Report
The Professional Review consists of a written Report of professional development and responsible experience, and may include an Interview. An Application Form, giving personal and employment details, must also be submitted.
Guidance on the Professional Review Report (pdf file))
Professional Review Interview
If the Membership Committee decides that the Report satisfactorily demonstrates that the Institution's requirements for Corporate membership have been met, and that an Interview is not required, the member will be formally advised of their election as a Corporate Member in the appropriate class of membership. However, if the Committee consider that the application requires further scrutiny, the member will be required to undertake an Interview.
If the Membership Committee considers that further development and/or experience is required, the member will be advised which areas to address. When the member re-applies, it will only be necessary to report on the period since the previous application.
A Professional Review Interview is mandatory for all candidates for registration with the Engineering Council.
Registration with the Engineering Council
The Royal Institution of Naval Architects is a Nominated and Licensed Body of the Engineering Council (UK). On gaining Corporate Membership, a member will be entitled to apply for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Engineering Technician (EngTech), depending on their academic achievements, professional development and experience. A Professional Review Interview is mandatory for members who wish to be registered as CEng or IEng, and will be conducted after election.
Registration with FEANI
Members who are Chartered Engineers may also apply to be entered on the register of European Engineers maintained by the Federation Europeene d'Associations Nationales d'Ingenieurs, allowing them to prefix their name with Eur Ing. No further interview is required.
For further information on applying for FEANI registration, contact the Membership Department at