IEK registration application – requirements and procedure

Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK) is a learned society for engineers. In the past, the IEK registration process was very complicated as it involved a lot of paperwork and navigation through some difficult systems. The IEK has been undertaking an internal review of their registration systems. It has put into place a number of changes that should simplify the registration process. This minimizes the paperwork requirements by service providers and registered managers.

Established in 1945 as a professional body, the IEK, formerly the East African Association of Engineers had its membership spread in the original East Africa countries i.e. Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. In the early 1970s, most of the professional bodies including the East Africa Association of Engineers split up. The IEK was formed after the split and it was registered as an independent and professional body.

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IEK membership

The qualifications and practical experience are vital to the development of a long and successful career in engineering. Engineering graduates from recognized Universities/Colleges can apply for appropriate classes of membership depending on their qualifications and experience. The Institution currently has the following classes of membership;

  • Honorary members
  • Fellows
  • Corporate members
  • Associate members
  • Companion members
  • Graduate members
  • Student members.

IEK requirements

The following are the IEK registration requirements for the different classes of membership.

IEK application requirements for fellows

  • Two passport size photographs
  • You will need to contact 4 IEK Fellow members to sign for you.
  • You will also need a copy of Energy Regulatory Board (ERB) graduate certificate certified by Commissioner for Oaths.
  • A copy of the degree certificate that is certified by the Commissioner for Oaths
  • The entrance fee of Kshs. 3600 must be paid in advance. IEK does not accept cash payments, and members are required to deposit the cash at the Standard Chartered Bank, Kenyatta Avenue, A/C.0102024134900.
  • A copy of your ID which must be certified by the Commissioner for Oaths

IEK requirements for student membership

  • Two passport photographs
  • 2 IEK members to sign up for you
  • A copy of the school identification card certified by a lecturer
  • Entrance fee Kshs. 100
  • Copy of ID card

IEK requirements for the associate members

  • Two passport size photographs
  • 4 IEK paid up members to sign for you
  • A copy of the ERB certificate that is certified by the Commissioner for Oaths
  • A copy of the Higher National Diploma certificate that is signed by the Commissioner for Oaths
  • An entrance fee of Kshs. 3600 paid at the Standard Chartered Bank
  • ID Copy certified by the Commissioner for Oaths

IEK graduate registration

To qualify as an IEK member, one needs to have undertaken and passed an engineering degree program accredited by the EBK, then proceed to apply as follows:

  • Download the application for the class of membership that you want to apply for on the IEK website.
  • Attach the required documents for the class of membership that you are applying for.
  • The application fee of each class of membership should be deposited at Standard Chartered Bank as mentioned.
  • The candidate should drop his or her application at the institution offices.
  • The candidate will be given an acknowledgement letter showing that he/she has submitted the application. The board will approve or reject the application. The applicant will then be sent a letter indicating that his or her application has been approved or rejected.
  • The applicants whose application has been approved will be issued with registration certificates. This will confirm their compliance with the IEK registration requirements.

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IEK contacts

For further information, the IEK contacts are,

  • Physical address: Top Plaza, Kindaruma Road, Off Ngong Road.
  • Postal address: P.O Box 41346-00100.
  • Email:
  • Telephone: (+254) 2729326, (+254)2716922
  • Mobile phone number: (+254)775597283 or (+254)721729363.
  • Business Hours: Monday-Friday: 8am to 5pm. Saturday: 10 am to 2pm. Sunday: Closed.

If you have recently graduated from university with an engineering degree or are an undergraduate pursuing such a program, then you should consider registering with IEK. Check the IEK registration requirements and follow the above procedure to become a member. This will increase your chances of securing a good job as many doors of opportunities are open to the IEK members.

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