The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) is the principal
association for geotechnical engineers in the United Kingdom.

RoGEP January eNewsletter

Over 200 Registrants and Growing Fast

UK Register of Ground Engineering Professionals

Update January 2015

Over 200 Registrants and Growing Fast

The UK Register of Ground Engineering Professionals (UK RoGEP) now has 213 registrants - confirming the continuing progressive growth of the register. Recent discussions with various clients, consultants, contractors and other interested parties have confirmed the value of the register to all sections of the ground engineering profession. 2015 is anticipated to be another busy year for new applications. Full details about the register may be seen at on the ICE website.

Application Submission Dates

The decision last year to move to four fixed submission dates is paying off. It gives candidates a more certain date for achieving accreditation and makes the whole assessment and accreditation process easier to administer. The next two submission deadlines are 3rd February and 5th May 2015.

Client Specifications

There is growing evidence that clients are embracing the aspect of formal registration of ground engineering professionals. Recent tender documents in both the transport and water industries have seen specification clauses calling for key staff working on projects to be registered.

Consulting Engineers and RoGEP

Recent communications with a wide variety of consulting engineering firms has indicated that there is a widespread policy of encouragement and support for their staff to apply for RoGEP registration. Those who apply within 12 months of becoming Chartered with ICE, IoM3 (via their Professional Review route) or the Geological Society London can benefit from notable time saving, effort and a 50% application fee. See ICE website for details.

Information and How to Apply

For further information on UK RoGEP, including how to apply and FAQs, please visit the ICE website or e-mail

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