How To Apply

Members are authorities, agencies, bodies or institutions. They must be independent and have the un-contested authority to administer registers within their jurisdiction.

Members are typically uncontested authorities, agencies or institutions which control or are representative of the engineering profession and which have statutory powers or recognised professional authority for admission to the practicing engineering community within the jurisdiction (e.g. country, economy, geographic region). In some jurisdictions and some agreements, a Member may be an overarching committee with a defined constitution that oversees or monitors registration, licensure or equivalent recognition schemes operated by other entities or a national organization representative of a federation of professional authorities. Applications for Membership are not accepted from individuals. 

Applicants wishing to become a Member are encouraged to read the Agreements Constitution, Rules and Procedures which can be found in the Key Documents section of this website. They should then contact the Secretariat.

The Secretariat will (upon submission of preliminary documentation on its jurisdictional registration/licensure system together with the appropriate fee) present the application to the Executive Committee. A mentoring service is available should the applicant wish to make use of it. Alternatively, the Executive Committee may assign a team of two or three Authorised members as Mentors to assist the applicant in progressing towards provisional status.

Applications for admission must be accompanied by nominations from two Authorised members which can attest that the applicant meets the requirements for provisional status.

An applicant will achieve Provisional Membership by demonstrating that the registration, licensure or equivalent recognition schemes for which it has responsibility appears to be conceptually similar to those of other Authorised Members of the Agreement. By conferring Provisional Membership, the Authorised Members have indicated that they consider that the applicant has the potential capability to be an Authorised Member, but grant the Provisional Member none of the rights of Authorized Members.

The applicant must provide documentation to support their application and appear before a meeting of all Authorised Members to present their application for Provisional Member status.

Provisional Membership typically lasts from 2-4 years. Provisional Members must be supported by at least one Mentor during this time. When considered ready the applicant may then apply for Authorise Member status at which time the Provisional Member's assessment process will be witnessed by a verification team who will then submit a report to the other signatories in accordance with the requirements set down in the Rules and Procedures.