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Registration as Registered Professional Engineer Queensland (RPEQ)

Professional Engineers in Queensland engaged in a professional engineering service must be registered under the Professional Engineers Act 2002 (QLD), unless they work under the direct supervision of an RPEQ.


A successful assessment of qualifications and competencies under Part 2 of the Professional Engineers Act 2002 (Qld) is required before lodging an application with the Board of Professional Engineers QLD for registration as a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ). Applicants must apply for assessment under an approved assessment scheme.

The Royal Institution of Naval Architects is approved as an Assessment Entity, ie  authorised to assess applications for registration as RPEQ.

Following successful assessment, the Royal Institution of Naval Architects  will issue a Letter of Assessment to be sent by the applicant to the Board of Professional Engineers QLD with BPEQ Form 2 - Applying for registration as RPEQ


Applications for registration as RPEQ will be assessed aginst the academic and professional competence requirements for Chartered membership of the Institution, ie Corporate member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (MRINA) and Chartered Engineer (CEng) with the Engineering Council of the UK.  Applicants are not required to be members of the Institution. 

The required academic qualification is a 4-year degree at BEng level or its equivalent, accredited by a signatory to the Washington Accord, or approved following individual assessment by the Institution.

Applicants are required to have achieved defined standards of professional competence in the fields of design, engineering practice and management.

Guidance on the requirements for Chartered membership

Applicants are required to be currently practising naval architecture or related engineering discipline at that level. 

Application for Registration

Chartered members of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects

Applicants for registration as RPEQ who are already Chartered members of the Institution are required to provide an updated Professional Review Report, detailing professional activities undertaken since gaining Chartered membership. 

Applications for registration should be forwarded on RINA (BPEQ) Form 1

Non Chartered members of the Institution

Applicants for registration as RPEQ who are not not members of the Institution, or who are members but not registered as a Chartered Engineer will be required to submit a Professional Review Report, detailing their academic achievement and professional activities since graduation.  They will also be required to undertake a Professional Review Interview.

Guidance on the Professional Review Report and the Professional Review Interview

Applicants are required to submit certified photocopies of their academic qualification.  Applicants will be advised if individual assessment of non-acredited academic qualifications is required, and information to be submitted.

Successful applicants will not be elected as members of the Institution or registered with the Engineering Council, unless requested with their application.  Appropriate membership and registration fees will apply.

Applications should be made on RINA (BPEQ) Form 2



Chartered member

Member - non Chartered

Non member

Initial assessment




Assessment of non accredited academic qualification





Further Information

Further information can be obtained from: 

Lisa Staples
Professional Affairs Manager
Email:   Tel: +44 (0)20 7235 4622

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