The Engineering Profession Act 18 of 1986
The Engineering Profession Act, in use today was first promulgated in 1986, at which time only the registration of engineers and technician engineers was covered. The Act was amended in 1991 to include Incorporated Engineers and the title for technician engineers was modified to engineering technicians.
Further notices issued in 2004 and 2015 expanded the list of engineering disciplines in which engineers and incorporated engineers could be professionally registered.
The Engineering Professions Bill
It has long been recognised that the scope of the ECN needed to be expanded and the development of a new Bill has been underway for some time. Of importance is the addition of the requirement for Continuing Professional Development (CPD), suitable mechanisms for accrediting local engineering qualifications and recognising foreign qualifications and the recognition of Voluntary Associations. The Bill has been submitted to the Ministry or Works and Transport for input and for gazetting for public comment.
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