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.
  • Step 4: Update your resumé.
  • Step 5: Speak with your three referees, ensure they are available and eligible to be a referee.

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 submitted your application for assessment:

What happens after my assessment is completed?

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 Business Licensing Authority (BLA).

The report will also list the area or areas of engineering in which you are eligible to apply for endorsement if you have requested an assessment to work in the building industry.

Your application must include a copy of the assessment report provided to you on your qualifications and experience or competencies. The BLA will check this report and assess your application against the ineligibility criteria.

For more information, view How to apply for registration and endorsement.


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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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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