IPEA Agreement

The International Professional Engineers Agreement recognises the substantial equivalency of standards establishing the competency of professional engineers for independent practice

Previously known as the Engineers Mobility Forum (EMF), the International Professional Engineers Agreement (IPEA),  is a multi-national agreement between engineering organisations in the member jurisdictions which creates the framework for the establishment of an international standard of competence for professional engineering, and then empowers each member organization to establish a section of the International Professional Engineers Register.

The standard of competence applied is the same as for the APEC Engineer agreement. Most of the APEC agreement members are also members of the IPEA agreement, but the latter is truly global so that countries such as the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa have become members of IPEA even though they cannot join the APEC agreement.