PROFESSIONAL review fees for ICE candidates not under a training agreement are to be slashed in plans unveiled by the ICE's professional development committee last week.
Fees for the experience appraisal and professional review for candidates not under agreement will be reduced from £250 to £100 and £485 to £375 respectively. Professional review fees for candidates under a training agreement will rise from £235 to £275.
Chairman of professional development Mark Whitby said that the proposals, which were agreed by the committee, had arisen from the ICE's lowering the age of membership taskforce (NCE 22 April). Suggestions that employers would be encouraged not to put their engineers under a training agreement were quashed.
Increased professional review fees for associate member candidates, from £110 to £150 for those under agreement, and from £220 to £250 for those not under agreement, were needed because their reviews were to become as time consuming as the corporate professional review.