Engineers whose registration has expired are not permitted to call themselves a RPEQ or carry out professional engineering services – it is an offence to carry out professional engineering services without being registered or directly supervised.
The PE Act provides for a period following each registration year during which those previously registered engineers who did not renew their registration can apply to have their registration restored.
BPEQ will send a notice to previously registered engineers that their registration has expired.
The restoration period is 1 July – 31 August. Previously registered engineers who make a restoration application within the restoration period can do so through the ‘My Account’ portal.
Applications for restoration made after the restoration period may be accepted by BPEQ at its discretion and only in extenuating circumstances. However, there is no guarantee that BPEQ will accept a restoration application made after 31 August. Any restoration application made after 31 August cannot be done through the ‘My Account’ portal. The application will need to be made using an approved form provided by BPEQ on demand. BPEQ will not consider any restoration application more than six months after the end of the restoration period – i.e. the end of February the following year.
If BPEQ refuses a restoration application or imposes conditions on the registration, the applicant may apply to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal for a review of BPEQ’s decision.
using RPEQ number and your chosen password
button found under your general profile information
Applicants must declare fitness to practice issues and comply with CPD obligations
payment can be made by Mastercard and VISA credit card
When making its decision to restore registration, BPEQ will consider:
Applicants will be asked to answer questions about their continuing professional development (CPD) and fitness to practice (FTP). Applicants should be able to answer:
Applicants who answer NO to both CPD questions and/or YES to FTP questions will be required to make a declaration about their CPD and FTP and attach supporting evidence (e.g. CPD log).
Applicants must complete the restoration application form in full and pay the associated fees to restore their RPEQ status.
The process time for a restoration application can be up to four weeks. This can take longer if your application is not complete. This might be because of:
BPEQ will contact you if you have submitted an incomplete application.
Plus application fee: to be advised
Plus application fee: to be advised
You will receive confirmation by email.
No. Your restoration application and payment must be made at the same time.
Once you have completed and submitted your restoration application and made payment you will be able to obtain your payment receipt from your My Account.
Once you have completed and submitted your restoration application and made payment you will be able to download your 2021-22 Certificate of Registration from your My Account.
NB: the Certificate of Registration downloadable from your My Account is your official certificate of registration. The certificate with the BPEQ seal issued to you when you first registered is a commemorative certificate only and BPEQ no longer issues the plastic RPEQ cards.
Click on ‘Forgot password?’ beneath the RPEQ number and password fields on the My Account sign in page, enter your RPEQ number and click ‘Submit’. You will receive an email which includes a link to reset your password.
For more information on RPEQ Restoration, read the Restoration of Registration Policy.