Understanding the eligibility criteria and application expectations will ensure that your experience with APEA is seamless.

Application Process

APEA offers a registration assessment process that was designed by engineers to meet the highest standard, but with a simple process at the best possible value. From the time that your application is submitted, it will take approximately 8 weeks for your application to progress to a final outcome.

Processing Times: Approximately 8+ weeks.
To avoid delays, it is imperative that our applicants follow the steps below to ensure application requirements have been met in full.

Before you apply:

  • Step 1: Read the applicable By-Laws making note of what documentation and information you need to provide.
  • Step 2: Ensure you have reviewed the Eligibility Requirements page and ensure all have been met.
  • Step 3: Ensure your Engineering degree certificate or Stage 1 Competency Assessment letter has been certified by an Authorised Witness.
  • All qualifications and academic transcripts must be uploaded in English and must be certified by an Authorised witness.
  • Step 4: Update your Resumé Requirements. 
  • Step 5: Speak with your three referees, ensure they are available and eligible to be a referee and provide at least one written reference.
If you are a member, you can upload your CPD prior to applying for RPEng via the member portal or ensure that you have all of the relevant information to upload your CPD log in the application form.
Ready to apply:

  • Step 6: Using the online application form, follow the steps to upload the information required in full.
  • Step 7: Submit.
What to expect after you have applied:
Once we have your application, it will be reviewed and then distributed to an assessor in your discipline area, who will be in contact to conduct the interviews.
Professionals Australia only accepts CPD records in our required format.

Please Note: You will receive an email once your assessment has been allocated to one of our assessors


The eligibility is based on:
To be a professional engineer, you need to be qualified...

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Resumé Requirements
To be considered eligible, you must have completed at least five years of...

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Professional Development
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Ethical commitment
Our code of ethics demonstrates your responsibility and commitment...

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100 Points of ID
It is now a requirement for all applicants to provide 100-points of identification...

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