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.

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

You can seek registration as an RPEQ in Queensland through:

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

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

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


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. Engineers whose registration has lapsed must apply for restoration. An additional fee is payable for engineers applying for restoration.

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 2019 – 30 June 2020





non-practising professional engineers




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