Registration, Renewal and Restoration


Engineers working in Queensland or for a Queensland based project must be registered with BPEQ. An annual registration fee is payable to BPEQ as well as a one-off application fee. 
Additionally, the assessment entities charge a one-off assessment fee when an engineer is first assessed for registration. 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. For more information see the Explanatory Notes on Registration.

Once an engineer is registered, they will be issued an Annual Practising Card and a commemorative Certificate of Registration. The online RPEQ search function  provides the most up to date information on a RPEQ's registration status.

Mutual Recognition

Engineers may be able to apply for registration through 
mutual recognition under:  

the Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 1992,
 if they are registered in an equivalent area of engineering in another Australian State or Territory; or

the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997 (Cth), if they are registered in an equivalent area of engineering in New Zealand.

You cannot seek registration under the Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 1992  or the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 2003 if you are not required to be licensed, approved, admitted, certified, or otherwise authorised to carry out engineering services under legislation in another Australian State or Territory or New Zealand.

Membership of or accreditation from a professional membership association (e.g. Engineers Australia or Engineering New Zealand) is not registration and does not entitle an engineer to apply for mutual recognition.

More information on mutual recognition can be found in the Explanatory Notes on Registration through Mutual RecognitionEngineers who believe they qualify to be registered under mutual recognition should contact BPEQ.


Registration is for a 12 month period and expires 30 June each year. RPEQs are required to renew their registration during the annual renewal period, 1 April to 31 May. More information on registration renewals (including legal definitions) can be found in the Explanatory Notes on Renewal of Registration.

Engineers who do not renew their registration during annual renewal period will have their registration lapsed. To restore their registration engineers will need apply to BPEQ and pay the full year registration fee plus a restoration fee of $61.65.

Registration renewals for 2019/20 begin 1 April 2019.

Non-practising Registration

If an engineer is not practising (e.g. parental leave, career break or retired) they may choose to register as a RPEQ non-practising. Engineers wanting to register as RPEQ non-practising should contact BPEQ.



Registration period

Registration fee (full year)

Application fee (first time applicants)

practising professional engineers




1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019





non-practising professional engineers




Engineers applying for registration from December to May are entitled to the half year registration fee.