IChemE in Australia

RPEQ assessment options for current Chartered Members and Fellow

IChemE Chartered status demonstrates your competence and enables you to apply for RPEQ registration.

If you would like IChemE to assess your competencies to achieve RPEQ status, please follow the prompts during the online application. Once IChemE has completed the assessment an email outlining your outcome will be sent back to you within three working days.

Apply online for RPEQ registration

Benefits of registration

As a Chartered Member with RPEQ status, you will: 

  • be internationally recognised and respected
  • have access to IChemE’s monthly tce magazine, @tcetodayjobs, e-bulletins, networking opportunities, access to the Knovel e-library and Journal archives
  • be entitled to use the title ‘Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland’ or the abbreviation ‘RPEQ’. Registration provides protection for professional engineers by ensuring that unqualified people do not practise as engineers in Queensland
  • be included on the 'Roll of Registered Professional Engineers of Queensland''.

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) requirements

All applicants approved as an RPEQ may be subject to a random audit of their professional development activities once every three years. Audited members and registrants are required to demonstrate a minimum average of 150 hours over a three year continuous period to maintain their registration. IChemE will conduct the audit under the instruction of BPEQ. Once registered, successful applicants will have to use IChemE’s online CPD tool (available soon) to record their CPD activities.

Disclaimer: Applicants are advised that a successful assessment by IChemE does not automatically register them as a Registered Professional Engineer in Queensland under the Act.


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