RPEQ Renewal

Key dates

RPEQ registration expires 30 June 2020

The renewal period is 1 May 2020 – 30 June 2020

Your renewal must be completed and submitted, and payment made by 30 June 2020

Your RPEQ registration will be active for 12 months from 1 July 2020 – 30 June 2021

2020/21 registration fees

1 May – 30 June

RPEQ Practising – $232.75
RPEQ Non-practising – $116.35

1 July – 31 August

RPEQ Practising – $295.80
RPEQ Non-practising – $179.40

Key dates

RPEQ registration expires 30 June 2020

The renewal period is 1 May 2020 – 30 June 2020

Your renewal must be completed and submitted, and payment made by 30 June 2020

Your RPEQ registration will be active for 12 months from 1 July 2020 – 30 June 2021

2020/21
registration fees

1 May – 30 June

RPEQ Practising – $232.75
RPEQ Non-practising – $116.35

1 July – 31 August

RPEQ Practising – $295.80
RPEQ Non-practising – $179.40

5-step online renewal process

To complete the 5-step online renewal process, registrants must be able to answer:

YES to either question one (1) or question two (2) of the continuing professional development (CPD) questions (Section C); and

NO to ALL fitness to practice (FTP) questions (Section D).

Applicants who have not complied with CPD requirements and/or declare a FTP issue should contact BPEQ.

BPEQ 2020-21 Renewals - 5-step online renewal process diagram

For online renewal, a declaration form must be read and accepted. Under the Professional Engineers Act 2002 (Qld), it is an offence to state anything on the form that you know is ‘false or misleading in a material particular’. BPEQ may cancel registration where it has reasonable grounds to believe that the person has been registered because of a materially false or misleading representation.

5-step online renewal process

To complete the 5-step online renewal process, registrants must be able to answer:

YES to either question one (1) or question two (2) of the continuing professional development (CPD) questions (Section C); and

NO to ALL fitness to practice (FTP) questions (Section D).

Applicants who have not complied with CPD requirements and/or declare a FTP issue should contact BPEQ.

200327 BPEQ 2020-21 Renewals - 5-step online renewal process diagram

For online renewal, a declaration form must be read and accepted. Under the Professional Engineers Act 2002 (Qld), it is an offence to state anything on the form that you know is ‘false or misleading in a material particular’. BPEQ may cancel registration where it has reasonable grounds to believe that the person has been registered because of a materially false or misleading representation.

Payment options

After answering the online renewal questions, you have two (2) payment options:

Pay now

Pay now through My Account using a credit card.

Pay later

Credit Card

Provide credit card details along with Tax Invoice to
finance@bpeq.qld.gov.au
or post to:
PO Box 15213 CITY EAST QLD 4002

or

Direct Debit

Complete a Direct Debit Request Form (available in My Account). Provide completed Direct Debit Request Form along with Tax Invoice to
finance@bpeq.qld.gov.au
or post to:
PO Box 15213 CITY EAST QLD 4002

Please note that only payments by VISA or MasterCard are accepted.

Payment options

After answering the online renewal questions, you have two (2) payment options:

Pay now

Pay now through My Account using a credit card.

Pay later

Credit Card

Provide credit card details along with Tax Invoice to
finance@bpeq.qld.gov.au
or post to:
PO Box 15213 CITY EAST QLD 4002

or

Direct Debit

Complete a Direct Debit Request Form (available in My Account). Provide completed Direct Debit Request Form along with Tax Invoice to
finance@bpeq.qld.gov.au
or post to:
PO Box 15213 CITY EAST QLD 4002

Please note that only payments by VISA or MasterCard are accepted.

Changing your registration type

Applicants changing their registration type should contact BPEQ to obtain a renewal application form.

If you are changing from Non-Practising to Practising, you must also provide the following information with your renewal application form:

Evidence that you have undertaken at least 150 hours of structured CPD in the previous five (5) years.

or

Evidence that you are currently chartered (or equivalent) with one of BPEQ’s approved assessment entities.

If you are changing from practising to non-practising you simply need to tick the ‘non-practising’ box on the renewal application form.

Changing your registration type

Applicants changing their registration type should contact BPEQ to obtain a renewal application form.

If you are changing from Non-Practising to Practising, you must also provide the following information with your renewal application form:

Evidence that you have undertaken at least 150 hours of structured CPD in the previous five (5) years.

or

Evidence that you are currently chartered (or equivalent) with one of BPEQ’s approved assessment entities.

If you are changing from practising to non-practising you simply need to tick the ‘non-practising’ box on the renewal application form.

Continuing Registration Requirements

The 2020-21 renewal period for of all registrations is in process and will continue until 30 June 2020. The Board would like to remind all RPEQs of the need to comply with the requirements of Section 16 (3) of the Professional Engineers Act 2002 (Act).

Whether you are registered with an assessment entity for participation in their assessment scheme or you otherwise comply with the Board’s continuing registration requirements, it is a condition of your registration that you complete the continuing registration requirements of the assessment entity you are registered with or otherwise complete 150 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) in a rolling three-year registration period. As part of each renewal application you are required to indicate how your own professional practice meets either of these continuing registration requirements.

The Board and the assessment entities conduct regular audits of CPD compliance. If an applicant for renewal of their registration is found to have made a misleading declaration in relation to meeting their continuing registration requirements, then there are serious consequences. If the Board renewed a registration based on any false representation made by an applicant, the Board can cancel the RPEQ’s registration under section 28 (a) of the Act.

Further, if the Board are satisfied that any applicant has made a false declaration the Board may prosecute the applicant for an offence under Sections 30 and 31 of the Act for providing the Board with false or misleading information in relation to the application for renewal.

To put it in simple terms; if you tick the box to indicate that you have complied with your continuing registration requirements when you have not in fact done so then you risk the cancelation of your registration and prosecution for a summary offence with a maximum penalty of $6,500.

In this current registration year, the Board have uncovered a number of false declarations in this space and now wish to remind all RPEQs applying for renewal to be cognisant of their obligations under the Act.

Continuing Registration Requirements

The 2020-21 renewal period for of all registrations is in process and will continue until 30 June 2020. The Board would like to remind all RPEQs of the need to comply with the requirements of Section 16 (3) of the Professional Engineers Act 2002 (Act).

Whether you are registered with an assessment entity for participation in their assessment scheme or you otherwise comply with the Board’s continuing registration requirements, it is a condition of your registration that you complete the continuing registration requirements of the assessment entity you are registered with or otherwise complete 150 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) in a rolling three-year registration period. As part of each renewal application you are required to indicate how your own professional practice meets either of these continuing registration requirements.

The Board and the assessment entities conduct regular audits of CPD compliance. If an applicant for renewal of their registration is found to have made a misleading declaration in relation to meeting their continuing registration requirements, then there are serious consequences. If the Board renewed a registration based on any false representation made by an applicant, the Board can cancel the RPEQ’s registration under section 28 (a) of the Act.

Further, if the Board are satisfied that any applicant has made a false declaration the Board may prosecute the applicant for an offence under Sections 30 and 31 of the Act for providing the Board with false or misleading information in relation to the application for renewal.

To put it in simple terms; if you tick the box to indicate that you have complied with your continuing registration requirements when you have not in fact done so then you risk the cancelation of your registration and prosecution for a summary offence with a maximum penalty of $6,500.

In this current registration year, the Board have uncovered a number of false declarations in this space and now wish to remind all RPEQs applying for renewal to be cognisant of their obligations under the Act.

Have a question?

Here are some common questions and answers:

Where do I find the portal to access ‘My Account’?

You can access the ‘My Account’ portal by clicking the blue button found on the right side of the website page or through here: portal.bpeq.qld.gov.au. If you still cannot find the ‘My Account’ portal, please contact us at admin@bpeq.qld.gov.au.

What do I do if I have forgotten my password?

Click the ‘Forgot password?’ underneath the fields and follow the prompts. An email will be sent to your nominated email address with a link to reset your password. Make sure you check you spam/junk mail as well.

How do I change or update my email address?

To change or update your email address, please email admin@bpeq.qld.gov.au and request to have it changed.

How do I change or update my postal address?

After logging in, you can change or update your postal address under you ‘Profile’.

How do I obtain a Tax Receipt?

A Tax Receipt is downloadable from the ‘My Account’ portal. Once logged in, it will be available within 24 hours of receipt of the Renewal Questionnaire. The Tax Receipt will also be posted along with your Registration Certificate.

I have missed the renewal period. What do I do?

If an engineer’s registration has expired, they can apply to BPEQ within two months of their registration expiring (1 July – 31 August) to have it restored. A restoration fee of $295.80 (this includes the cost of registration for 12 months) will apply. Applications for restoration made more than two months after the expiry may also be accepted by BPEQ under reasonable circumstances.

Have a question?

Here are some common questions and answers:

Where do I find the portal to access ‘My Account’?

You can access the ‘My Account’ portal by clicking the blue button found on the right side of the website page or through here: portal.bpeq.qld.gov.au. If you still cannot find the ‘My Account’ portal, please contact us at admin@bpeq.qld.gov.au.

What do I do if I have forgotten my password?

Click the ‘Forgot password?’ underneath the fields and follow the prompts. An email will be sent to your nominated email address with a link to reset your password. Make sure you check you spam/junk mail as well.

How do I change or update my email address?

To change or update your email address, please email admin@bpeq.qld.gov.au and request to have it changed.

How do I change or update my postal address?

After logging in, you can change or update your postal address under you ‘Profile’.

How do I obtain a Tax Receipt?

A Tax Receipt is downloadable from the ‘My Account’ portal. Once logged in, it will be available within 24 hours of receipt of the Renewal Questionnaire. The Tax Receipt will also be posted along with your Registration Certificate.

I have missed the renewal period. What do I do?

If an engineer’s registration has expired, they can apply to BPEQ within two months of their registration expiring (1 July – 31 August) to have it restored. A restoration fee of $295.80 (this includes the cost of registration for 12 months) will apply. Applications for restoration made more than two months after the expiry may also be accepted by BPEQ under reasonable circumstances.

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