The Institute's Engineering Council licence to offer registration at Chartered and Incorporated Engineer levels has been renewed for a further five years.
The approval follows a visit by four members of the Council’s Quality Assurance Committee to the IOA office in St Albans to review its processes with members of the Institute's Engineering Division.
As part of the process, they inspected several professional review files of candidates seen over the past five years and the Institute’s Policy and Procedures Manual, which sets out the assessment protocols used for interviews and decisions.
Richard Perkins, Chairman of the Institute Engineering Division, said: "We are very pleased that the Engineering Council has given our registration procedures a clean bill of health for another five years, which reflects the hard work that goes on behind the scenes by the support staff and the committee to helping candidates through the process.
"The IOA is regarded as an exemplar for similar sized institutes, where candidates are provided with individual support tailored to their needs. The IOA should be proud of this achievement, and candidates reassured that they will get the support they need.”
He added: “Candidates should also be aware that a mentoring scheme exists for candidates without colleague support in their organisations. The IOA will endeavour to put candidates in touch with an experienced engineer in a similar field to support them through the process.”