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Reassessments

Engineers due for reassessment

The year you are due for reassessment, your name will be published on our website to enable the public to provide evidence about whether you meet the minimum standard for registration. 

 

Engineers due for reassessment in 2024

Reassessments

To maintain your Chartered Professional Engineer status, you need to demonstrate current competence within your area of practice. This means you must be reassessed at least every six years to demonstrate you meet the minimum standard for continued registration. ​

This will require you to:​

  • demonstrate that you are still able to practise competently in your current practice area to the standard of a reasonable professional engineer, and​

  • show that you have taken reasonable steps to maintain your engineering knowledge and skills within your current practice area.  ​

  • You should be able to demonstrate an ongoing programme of continuing professional development consistent with our CPD Guidelines.

Assessors will be looking for:

  • The technological, regulatory and good practice changes within your practice area since your last assessment or over the last six years, and what actions you’ve taken to stay up to date with these changes.

  • How your work records show the complexity and application of this new knowledge to your engineering work.

  • A copy of your current CV.

Notification of reassessment

Each year, Engineering New Zealand reassesses over 500 CPEng registrants. To ensure these are processed as efficiently as possible, reassessments are grouped into cohorts with specific due dates throughout the year.

 

You will be notified of your upcoming reassessment at least three months in advance of your due date. It is important you provide your completed application by the due date specified in the notification sent to you.

 

The Chartered Professional Engineers of New Zealand Rules (No 2) 2002 (the CPEng Rules) (Rule 24(2)) require us to proceed with your reassessment based on the information that you have provided by the due date. This means that if you fail to submit on time, the Competence Assessment Board (CAB) may propose suspending your CPEng registration. 

Defining the standard

If your practice area has not changed materially since your last assessment:

To meet the minimum standard for continued registration, you must demonstrate:

  • You are still able to practice competently in your current practice area to the standard of a reasonable professional engineer; and

  • You have taken reasonable steps to maintain the currency of your professional engineering knowledge and skills within your current practice area since your last assessment.

  • If your practice area has changed materially since your last assessment: You will need to demonstrate that you meet the minimum standard for registration within your current practice area. This will require you to go through a more detailed application process to demonstrate your engineering knowledge in your new practice area. Please contact us so we can open the correct assessment for you.

  • Minor changes to your practice area are acceptable and do not constitute a material change; for example, if you are a structural engineer who is still working in the same practice area but are now in a more management-focused role.

  • Materially different changes to practice areas include: Changing to a fundamentally different engineering discipline, for example from an electrical to a structural field; or changing to a new specialisation within your field (for example, dam safety, design verification, heavy vehicle certification).

How to prepare

Keep track of your work and CPD

If you’re a member of Engineering New Zealand, it’s easy to keep track of your development by regularly recording your work and CPD in our member area online. If you’re not a member, you’ll need to ensure you save relevant work and CPD records and have them ready to use for your reassessment.

Attend an info session

Throughout the year, Engineering New Zealand hosts information sessions for engineers preparing for their CPEng reassessment. Keep an eye on the Engineering New Zealand website – and if you’re a member, the fortnightly newsletter, Discover, to make sure you don’t miss out.

Read through the application form

Provides you with an offline version of the online application, to help you prepare. This will help ensure there are no surprises when you start completing your application online.

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