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Referring to your article on the Professional Review (NCE 23/30 August), the Blue Book is intended as a general statement of the ICE's requirements for qualification into Membership.

This applies to 80% of applicants and indicates the direction of developing policy.

However, the current and precise rules being followed by the Reviewers, and therefore all candidates, are to be found in the Green 2000 series.

Candidates about to sit either IPR or CPR are unlikely to be affected by the small differences intended to widen the definition of our profession, while maintaining the high standard of professionalism required.

Both the Green and Blue books are being updated to ensure that, while exploiting the flexibility available within Sartor 3, the ICE keeps its membership policy aligned with consensus across the registration status for MICEs.

While some will feel they may gain through a transition from IEng to CEng within MICE, they must understand the importance attached to demonstrating the acquisition of the advanced learning and professional skills necessary for CEng registration.

Any doubts, consult your Regional Liaison Officer.

Mike Casebourne, chief executive and secretary, Institution of Civil Engineers, 1 Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA

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