A new partnership has been formed between the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institute of Telecommunications Professionals (ITP) to create a joint professional registration scheme to raise professional standards across the telecoms sector.

This joint ITP-IET member registration agreement means that members of the ITP can apply for professional registration as the IET is a licensing authority. ITP members of this scheme will be entitled to use qualification designatory letters CEng, IEng, EngTech or ICTTech after their name once they are awarded registration.

Robin McGill, IET chief executive, said, "Increasingly, the IET is forming partnerships with other institutions as part of a collaborative approach to raising professional standards across the industry worldwide. Through this agreement we are able to complement the offering to ITP members and provide them with professional registration that has not been available in the past, boosting their professional competence and the professionalism of the industry."

Brendan O’Mahony, the ITP chief executive, commented, "Responses from our online survey and discussions with our corporate members, revealed an extremely positive response about the benefits of being professionally recognized for their skills and experience. Thus I am delighted that ITP members now have the opportunity to be awarded registrations through this new ITP service."