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:

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:

After conducting the assessment of your qualifications and experience or competencies, we will give you a report on your assessment listing the area or areas of engineering in which you are eligible to apply for registration with the Board of Professional Engineers Queensland (BPEQ).

Your application must include a copy of the assessment report provided to you on your qualifications and experience or competencies. The BPEQ will also check with Professionals Australia to ensure that you are the successful applicant of the assessment. For more information, view How to apply for registration. Professionals Australia only accepts CPD records in our required format.

For more information, view How to apply for registration.

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
To meet the CPD requirements, you must....

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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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