IChemE in Australia

RPEQ assessment options for members needing to upgrade to Chartered status

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

If you are a current Affiliate or Associate Member and wish to upgrade to Chartered Member to achieve RPEQ status then you must complete the Chartered process.

Upgrade to Chartered status and apply online for RPEQ assessment


To reach Chartered status you must satisfy the criteria

Once you have completed your Chartered application you will be sent an email outlining the outcome of your Chartered application as well as the outcome to your RPEQ assessment.

All assessment applications will need to include the following:

  • verified Competence and Commitment Report (Form C) 
  • proof of qualification(s) 
  • CV/Résumé 
  • details of two IChemE Chartered Chemical Engineers who are willing to act as your referees 
  • photo ID 
  • additional Technical Report (if advised).

Once you have upgraded to Member status of IChemE you are considered a Chartered Chemical Engineer. You have attained an internationally recognised and respected mark of competence and show commitment to the chemical engineering profession.

IChemE Chartered Chemical Engineers are also eligible to gain one or both of the following registrations dependent upon the nature of their technical experience:

Go to the Get Chartered website for further information.

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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