AISA /PACIFIC /North America/Europe & Africa Professional Engineers Registration Systems
Myanmar Engineering Council
Myanmar Engineering Society
The ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations (AFEO) is a non-govermental body. Its members are the engineering institutions and organisations of ASEAN countries with the following main objectives:
ASEAN Engineering Register would now be as follows:-
In Australia, Engineering is a self regulated profession. The Institution of Engineers Australia is an ultimate professional body to govern the self regulation of Australian engineering profession.
Currently, the Government Registration & Licensing system only exists in the State of Queensland where the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (BPEQ) of the Government of Queensland manages the Registered Professional Engineers of Queensland (RPEQ).
CHARTERED PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER
The Institution of Engineers Australia (Engineers Australia)
REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER OF QUEENSLAND
Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (BPEQ) of the Government of Queensland
The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) represents engineers from all disciplines, aiming to promote and advance the profession and serve the wider community.
IPENZ operates national registers that recognise engineers in three broad groups – Professional Engineers, Engineering Technologists and Engineering Technicians. It also runs the national register for Engineering Geologists.
Professional Engineer – works on complex engineering matters.
Engineering Technologist – works on broadly-defined engineering matters.
Engineering Technician – works on well-defined engineering matters.
Engineering Geologist – works on complex engineering geological matters.
IPENZ's role as Registration Authority – IPENZ's administration of the Chartered Professional Engineers register.
There is an agreement in place between a number of APEC countries for the purposes of recognising “substantial equivalence” of professional competence in engineering. APEC countries can apply to become members of the agreement by demonstrating that they have in place systems which allow the competence of engineers to be assessed to the agreed international standard set by the APEC Engineer agreement.
Registration on the IPER register with APEC Engineer ensures that professional engineers have the opportunity to have their professional standing recognised within the APEC region thereby contributing to the globalisation of professional engineering services. This is of particular benefit to engineering firms that are providing services to other APEC economies but it also adds value to individuals who may wish, at some stage, to work in these economies.
Each member economy of the APEC agreement has given an undertaking that the extra assessment required to be registered on the local professional engineering register will be minimised for those registered under the APEC Engineer agreement.
The SPEA is an association of the bodies which represent engineers within countries in the Pacific Island Forum geographical region. In some countries, there is a formal body, and that body is regarded as the national chapter of SPEA. In other countries there are too few engineers to form a formal body, so the national chapter is informally constituted.
Each national chapter has a representative on the Council of SPEA, and the Council elects a President of the Association. The Council meets at least twice per year. The costs of doing so are met by national chapter subscriptions. At each meeting of the Council a forward-looking work programme is developed.
The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) provides both financial and technical support to SPEA, although it is not a member and does not have a representative on the Council. Engineers Australia is also supportive of SPEA
· Chartered Engineer (CEng)
· Incorporated Engineer (IEng)
· Engineering Technician (Eng Tech)
The Engineering Council is the UK regulatory body for the engineering profession. We hold the national registers of 232,000 Engineering Technicians (EngTech), Information and Communications Technology Technicians (ICTTech), Incorporated Engineers (IEng) and Chartered Engineers (CEng).
In addition, the Engineering Council sets and maintains the internationally recognised standards of professional competence and ethics that govern the award and retention of these titles. This ensures that employers, government and wider society - both in the UK and overseas - can have confidence in the knowledge, experience and commitment of professionally registered engineers and technicians.
SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS (UK)
Professional Engineer-PEng (UK) Registration
The main objective of the Society is to enhance the status of trained and experienced professional engineers in the absence in the UK of any legal protection for the title"Engineer". The founding members believed that this was necessary, as "Engineer" can be used by anyone in the UK, whether or not trained or experienced. This remains a priority for the Society.
The Society created and maintains a Register of Engineers who can demonstrate knowledge and competence in engineering. Applicants who meet the Society's criteria for membership may use the designation "P.Eng"..
the Society of Professional Engineers traces its origins to the Society of Engineers, which was founded in 1854 as a learned society. On 27 October, 1969, a number of the Society of Engineers' Corporate members formed the Society of Professional Engineers. (The original Society of Engineers was integrated in 2005 into the Institution of Incorporated Engineers, itself merging with the Institution of Electrical Engineers in 2006 to form the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the biggest professional engineering body in Europe).
The Society is a Company Limited by Guarantee, registered in England, and its Memorandum and Articles of Association were approved by the UK Government's former Department of Trade and Industry, now Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Its legal objects are:
· To promote the high standards of expertise and professionalism in the practise of engineering, for the benefit of those members of the general public who have need to avail themselves of the services of engineers.
· To promote the development of inventions and improvements in the practise of engineering and to disseminate information on matters affecting the practise of engineering so as to bring the results of research and considerations of good practise into the public domain.
· To promote improvements in the laws relating to matters of engineering practise so that members of the public may be better able to rely on the highest standards of advice and practise in those who purport to be professional engineers.
The Society keeps a register of persons who subscribe to the Society and who, in the eyes of the Society, 'have proved their competence and can be accurately described as Professional Engineers', awarding them the 'PEng MSPE' (member) or 'PEng FSPE' (fellow) designation according to qualifications and experience
The SPEng (or SPE) has signed a Mutual Agreement with the Société Nationale des Ingénieurs Professionnels de France (SNIPF) SNIPF is a French Professional Engineering body recognised by the European Commission for issuing certificates of competence to French Professional Engineers.
In the United States, registration or licensure of professional engineers and engineering practice is governed by the individual states. Each registration or license is valid only in the state where it is granted. Therefore, many professional engineers maintain licenses in more than one state., also known as reciprocity, between states allows engineers who are licensed or registered in one state to obtain a license in another state without meeting the ordinary rigorous proof of qualification by testing. This is accomplished by the second state recognizing the validity of the first state's licensing or registration process.
Requirements for licensing vary, but generally are as follows:
Graduate from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)-accredited four-year college or university program with a degree in engineering (e.g., bachelor of engineering, bachelor of science in engineering, master of science in engineering, master of engineering) or, in some states, graduate from an ABET-accredited four-year college or university program with a degree in engineering technology.
Complete a standard Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) written examination, which tests applicants on breadth of understanding of basic engineering principles and, optionally, some elements of an engineering speciality. Completion of the first two steps typically qualifies applicants for certification in the U.S. as an engineer in training (EIT), sometimes also called an engineer intern (EI).
Accumulate a certain amount of engineering experience: in most states the requirement is four years, but it is lower in some. For engineering technology graduates, the required number of years may be higher.
Complete a written Principles and Practice in Engineering (PE) examination, which tests the applicant's knowledge and skills in their chosen engineering discipline (civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, etc.), as well as engineering ethics.
For standardization, FE and PE exams are written and graded by a central organization, the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). However, each state's board of professional engineers individually sets the requirements to take the exams, as well as the passing score. For example, applicants in some states must provide professional references from several PEs before they can take the PE exam. There is a fairly large range in exam pass rates for FE and PE exams, but the pass rate for repeat test takers is significantly lower.
All 50 states and the District of Columbia have engineering boards that are represented on the NCEES, which administers both the FE and PE examinations
In many states, practising engineers are required by law to maintain a U.S. Professional Engineering registration. With this registration, the engineer can:
· Demonstrate competence in profession
· Offer engineering services directly to the public
· Serve as an expert credentialed witness
The registration and examination process is handled by individual state board’s of registration and the National Council of Examiners of Engineers and Surveyors.
For detailed information, click HERE to download the address of the Professional Engineer Registration Boards of the States of United States of America
The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) is a statutory body established in terms of the Engineering Profession Act (EPA), 46 of 2000. The ECSA's primary role is the regulation of the engineering profession in terms of this Act. Its core functions are the accreditation of engineering programmes, registration of persons as professionals in specified categories, and the regulation of the practice of registered persons.
Consequently, the ECSA is the only body in South Africa that is authorised to register engineering professionals and bestow the use of engineering titles, such as Pr Eng, Pr Tech Eng, Pr Techni Eng, Pr Cert Eng, on persons who have met the requisite professional registration criteria.
FEANI is a federation of professional engineers that unites national engineering associations from 32 European countries. Thus, FEANI represents the interests of over 3,5 million professional engineers in Europe.
FEANI is striving for a single voice for the engineering profession in Europe and wants to affirm and develop the professional identity of engineers.
Through its activities and services, especially with the attribution of the EUR ING professional title, FEANI aims to facilitate the mutual recognition of engineering qualifications in Europe and to strengthen the position, role and responsibility of engineers in society.
The General Secretariat of FEANI, managing the activities of the federation, is located in Brussels since late 1997.
Professional Engineer & Engineering Technologists/ Technicians Registration in Canada
Professional Engineer- The Institution of Engineers Canada
The Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (CCPE), operating with the business name of Engineers Canada, is the national organization of the 12 provincial and territorial associations that regulate the practice of engineering in Canada. Engineers Canada serves these associations, which are its sole members, by delivering national programs for standards of engineering education, professional qualifications and professional practice.
In addition to being the voice of its constituent members in national and international affairs, Engineers Canada coordinates the development of national policies, positions and guidelines on behalf of the engineering profession. It also promotes greater understanding of the nature, role and contribution of professional engineers and engineering to society, and undertakes federal government relations and national media relations on behalf of, and in consultation with, the provincial and territorial associations.
In Canada the designation "professional engineer" can only be used by licensed engineers and the practice of engineering is protected in law and strictly enforced in all provinces. The regulation and licensing of engineers are accomplished through a self-governing body that is given the power to license and discipline professional engineers, as well as regulate the practice of the professional engineers in their province, such as Professional Engineers Ontario. A self-governing body's prime purpose is to protect the public. An engineering license and the award of the title "professional engineer" grants the right to practice as a professional engineer. Many of these associations are also responsible for regulating other related professions. The process for registration is generally as follows:
Graduate with a degree from an accredited program in engineering or applied science, accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB).
Complete an engineer-in-training (EIT) or engineering internship program under the direction of a professional engineer. With the exception of Quebec, this is a minimum four-year program.
Review of work experience by the association.
Pass a professional practice exam, the content and format of which differs by province.
Professional engineers are not licensed in a specific discipline but are bound by their respective provincial code of ethics (e.g. in Ontario: Professional Engineers Act R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 941) from practicing beyond their training and experience. Breaches of the code are often sufficient grounds for enforcement measures, which may include the suspension or loss of license, and financial penalties. It could also result in serving time jail, should negligence be shown to have played a part in any incident that causes loss of human life.
Engineers are not tested on technical knowledge during the licensing process if their education was accredited by the CEAB. Accreditation of schools and their accredited degree granting status are monitored and controlled. This accreditation process is governed by Engineers Canada through their active group CEAB.
The accreditation process is continuous and enforced through regular accreditation reviews of each school. These reviews typically include the review of the school's curriculum (including marked final exams and assignments), interviews of current students, extracurricular activities and teaching staff as well additional areas the visiting board may feel need addressing. The specific areas considered are curriculum content, program environment and general criteria. The associations are granted both an exclusive right to title and an exclusive right to practice. There are only a few exceptions specifically noted in the acts—which do not include any "industrial exemptions." Therefore, a professional engineer is legally required to be registered. The level of enforcement varies depending on the specific industry. And, in some provinces, there is no requirement of having graduated from an accredited Canadian university in order to be a professional engineer.
The professional engineer's license is only valid in the province of delivery. There are, however, agreements between the associations to ease mobility. In 2009, professional engineers Ontario led an initiative to develop a national engineering licensing framework
Board of Professional Engineers Ontario
Board of Professional Engineers Quebec
Canadian Council of Technicians & Technologists
Engineering Council of India (ECI) was established on April 4, 2002 as an Association of engineers under the Patronship of the then Dy. Chairman, Planning Commission, Shri K. C. Pant, by coming together of a large number of Professional Organizations /Institutions of engineers to work for the advancement of engineering profession in various disciplines and for enhancing the image of engineers in society, by focusing on quality and accountability of engineers and to enable the recognition of expertise of Indian engineers and their mobility at international level in the emerging WTO/GATS environment. It has emerged as a common voice of its member organizations.
Pakistan Engineering Council (Urdu: پاكستان انجنيرنگ کونسل; acronym PEC), is a professional and statutory federal institution for accreditation and regulation of the chartered and professional engineers and technicians. The PEC is dedicated for promoting its education programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. Established in 1976 by the PEC 1976 Act of the Constitution of Pakistan, it is the elite representative engineering community in the country, assisting the government and the provisional governments of the four provinces.
The PEC grants license and registration of engineers, consulting engineers, technicians, and the accreditation of the engineering programs operation and oversees by the accredited universities and institutions. The PEC also asserts its role as a think tank to the government and undertakes its efforts to establish scientific standards for engineering innovations and services to the nation. It has full representation in four provinces of the country and has provisional head offices in each four provinces; its headquarters is located in Islamabad, Pakistan which served its operational command and control secretariat. PEC has a provisional signatory status with Washington Accord.
The HKIE (Hong Kong Institution of Engineers) signed as a signatory to the EMF Agreement on 25 June 2001 in South Africa. The Agreement was also signed by the representative bodies in other signatories, namely, Australia, Canada, Chinese Taipei, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom and the United States.
The purpose of the EMF Agreement is to establish and maintain an EMF International Register of Professional Engineers and this Agreement intends to provide a framework for the recognition of experienced professional engineers by responsible bodies in each of the signatory economy.
Professional Engineer Japan (P.E. Jp) is the national qualification stipulated by the Professional Engineer Act.
A Professional Engineer is defined as an engineer engaged in the professional practice (except for cases where such practice is prohibited under other laws) of rendering services for science and technology in planning, research, design, analysis, testing, evaluation, and training in such work, which requires application of extensive scientific and technical expertise.
The Enforcement Regulation of the Professional Engineer Act specifies 21 technical disciplines, in each of which a Professional Engineers is qualified.
The IPEJ is designated by the Ministry of the Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as the only one organization which can conduct the examination works with respect to implementation of the professional engineer examinations and registration works of professional engineer and associated professional engineer.