As I read through all the posts regarding this subject it suddenly struck me that all this talk of the "volantary register of technologists" and requirements for a "degree" as the entry level is a little off. Surely if an applicant had a "degree" they would be an "engineer", the way I have understood it up till now (perhaps wrongly)is that is that a "technologist" was someone with qualifications (some at a higher level) which are lower than a formal degree. I am personally for the idea of registration for many of the reasons given by others but as Jim stated why should it cost so much?