I agree that we should promote our profession as equal to any other, including Physics professions.
I have made very good friends in Physics professions - But there are not many physicists who understand the complexities of device management - and there is nothing worse than working for a manager who thinks we are 'lamp and fuse changers'. I digress - Registration will happen, we should take it on board and get involved. Although IPEM hold the register, you do not have to join IPEM. IPEM 'hold' the register in a secretariat role. The IIE and other institutes have also been closely involved.