Special Processes Institute

Verification Through Validation

What is the Special Processes Institute (SPi)?

Formed in September 2016 the SPi is an organisation facilitating a collaborative approach to excellence of subject matter experts, engineers, technicians, professionals, consultants and companies within special processes.

Our Values

MISSION: to be a centre of excellence within the special processes sector.

Engineering Industry Sectors


Aerospace engineering is the primary field of engineering concerned with the development of aircraft and spacecraft


Development and production of technology that is used to ensure national security and maintain the stability of governments and nations throughout the world


Automotive engineering is a combination of mechanical, electrical and materials science to design new vehicles or look for ways to improve existing automotive engineering technology


Today, the world produces as much electricity from nuclear energy as it did from all sources combined in the early years of nuclear power


The American Petroleum Institute divides the petroleum industry into five sectors: upstream (exploration, development and production of crude oil or natural gas) downstream (oil tankers, refiners, retailers and consumers) pipeline. marine


The ‘marine industries’ manufacture and provide support services in the Leisure, Naval, Commercial, Offshore Renewable Energy and other smaller sectors

Special Processes

Areas of engineering, manufacture and services we cover


Grades of SPi Membership

Affiliate of the Special Processes Institute

Open to anyone with a connection or interest in special processes

Technician of the Special Processes Institute (TechSPI)

Open to anyone with an industry recognised qualified / certificated practitioner of at least one special process discipline

Member of the Special Processes Institute (MSPI)

Open to managers who has had 5 years’ or more experience of special processes or an established auditor of special processes

Fellow of the Special Processes Institute (FSPI)

Open to senior managers engaged in special processes

Consulting Fellow of the Special Processes Institute (CFSPI)

Open to established consultants for special processes

Corporate Membership

For companies that are engaged in special processes in some form or another

For more information and to apply for membership please contact SPi


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