Why Registered Professional Engineer (RPEng)?
Professionals Australia is a member-based organisation, committed to achieving greater respect, recognition and reward for its members. To do this, we must constantly be aware of what is important to members, and what is concerning them.
Registered Professional Engineer (RPEng) was established because our members told us that registration is important, but not at any cost.
Registered Professional Engineer (RPEng) is a new alternative to existing registration schemes which focuses on quality, affordability and a streamlined application process.
The key features of Registered Professional Engineer (RPEng)
Professionals Australia has been approved to operate an assessment scheme by the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (BPEQ).
Registered Professional Engineer (RPEng) processes provide the apparatus for Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) assessment.
To hold Registered Professional Engineer (RPEng) status, you must:
- Have completed a qualification in one of the disciplines of engineering of four years duration or equivalent in an institution recognised under the international agreement governing quality and equivalence – The Washington Accord.
- Have a minimum of five years’ relevant work experience in the field of engineering for which you are applying for accreditation as an RPEng.
- Provide a minimum of three professional referees who can support your work experience claims.
- Record of Continuing Professional Development activities and hours, using our CPD Log andhave completed 150 hrs of relevant CPD over three years.
- Pay the relevant fee.
- Agree to abide by the By-laws and Code of Ethics.
- To start with, we have been approved to conduct RPEQ assessments in these disciplines of engineering. This also confers RPEQ status:
All applications are assessed by an approved Assessor, appointed by the Assessment Committee.
Professional Referees may be either the applicant’s supervisors or colleagues who are familiar with the work experience activities highlighted in the applicant’s curriculum vitae and must have known the applicant for a period of at least 12 months. Professional Referees must satisfy one of the following requirements:
- Registered Professional Engineer of Professionals Australia. The referee’s accreditation must be in the discipline for which the applicant is seeking accreditation.
- CPEng or CP, or equivalent status as outlined in Section 3.6. The referee’s accreditation must be in the discipline or similar discipline to which the applicant is seeking accreditation.
- Engineer with a Bachelor degree (or other historically or internationally recognised equivalent or higher qualification) in the discipline or similar discipline to which the applicant is seeking accreditation. This referee must also have more than five years of work experience in the discipline or similar discipline in which the applicant is seeking accreditation. That is, they must be eligible to hold RPEng accreditation.