Registration, Renewal and Restoration


Registration is compulsory for any engineer carrying out a professional engineering service in Queensland or for Queensland. Registration is active for 12 months from 1 July to 30 June. Registration fees are based on CPI and are subject to change. The current registration fee is set at $212.50 for 12 months. Additionally, the assessment entities charge a one-off assessment fee when an engineer first applies for assessment. After completing assessment through an approved assessment entity, applicants should complete and provide their application for registration to BPEQ, along with a letter of assessment from their assessment entity.

Alternatively, an engineer can apply for registration through mutual recognition.  Engineers who are registered in other jurisdictions may apply for RPEQ status in an equivalent area of engineering under the Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 1992. Queensland also has mutual recognition arrangements with New Zealand under the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 2003.

Once an engineer is registered they will be issued an Annual Practising Card and a Certificate of Registration. To confirm the currency of registration please use the search register. RPEQs are required to renew their registration annually within the renewal period, 1 April to 31 May.

If an engineer is not currently practising (e.g. on maternity leave, career break or retired) they may choose to register as a RPEQ non-practising at a cost of $106.25. Engineers interested in obtaining RPEQ non-practising status should contact BPEQ.

Engineers whose registration has lapsed will be required to apply to have their registration restored in order to continue to carry out engineering services in Queensland or for Queensland. Click here to apply to have your registration restored.