Professional registrations

Registered Professional Engineer Queensland (RPEQ)

IChemE is an approved assessment entity for Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) registration. In 2002 the state of Queensland, Australia introduced the ‘Professional Engineers Act’ making it a requirement that professional engineering services in Queensland and the design of buildings, plants, machinery or products for use in Queensland, are carried out by engineers who hold the status of Registered Professional Engineer QLD (RPEQ).

The Act applies extraterritorially, meaning RPEQ registration is still required for any professional engineering services carried out interstate or overseas but destined for Queensland, Australia.

RPEQs can:

  • demonstrate the required level of qualification and competence to practise as a chemical engineer in Queensland, Australia
  • provide critical engineering services to Queensland
  • be subject to an audit of their professional development activities. Audited registrants are required to demonstrate an average of 150 hours of CPD over a three-year continuous period to maintain their registration.

How to be assessed

Our assessment standards for Chartered Member MIChemE also satisfy the requirements for RPEQ. There are four options depending on your current membership grade:

  1. Chartered Members and Fellows already meet the competency requirements for RPEQ.
  2. IChemE members in other grades can upgrade to Chartered Member and request to be assessed for RPEQ at the same time.
  3. If you are not an IChemE member you can apply for Chartered Member and request to be assessed for RPEQ at the same time.
  4. If you wish to be assessed for RPEQ registration but do not want to join IChemE, you will still need to satisfy the requirements for Chartered Member. You will have to go through the full application and assessment process but will not be admitted to membership upon completion.

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