Categories of Registration & Fees

In terms of Sections 11 to 13, the Engineering Profession Act empowers the ECN to register persons in certain prescribed categories of registration. The categories are: Professionals, or graduates in training.

The categories in which a person may register are:

Full registration, divided into:

  • Professional Engineer, who should hold a professional bachelor of engineering or bachelor of science in engineering degree at NQF Level 8 (as a homogeneously continuous program, and not as a result of add-on programs) from a recognized university that followed a scientific and analytical structure of learning as applied to a broad spectrum of professional engineering, plus at least 3 years of relevant engineering work experience. Bachelor of technology or similar qualifications that may have been pegged at NQF Level 8 by the NQA, for any reason, are not equivalent to B.Eng. or BSc.Eng., by the nature and structure of admission, learning and curricula composition, and will therefore not be considered under the Professional Engineer category. These qualifications rather fall under the Incorporated Engineer category.
  • Incorporated Engineer, who should hold a bachelor’s degree or bachelor of technology degree at NQF Level 7 from a recognized tertiary institution that followed an applied/practical and technologist structure of learning as applicable to specialized or specific sub-disciplines of fields of engineering, plus at least 3 years of relevant engineering work experience
  • Engineering Technician, who should hold a national diploma or equivalent, at NQF Level 6, from a recognized tertiary institution, plus at least 3 years of relevant engineering work experience

In training registration, divided into:

  • Engineer in training, who should at minimum hold a professional engineering degree or equivalent at NQF Level 8 from a recognized university
  • Incorporated Engineer in training, who should at minimum hold a bachelor of technology degree or equivalent at NQF Level 7 from a recognized tertiary institution
  • Engineering Technician in training, who should at minimum hold a national diploma or equivalent, at NQF Level 6, from a recognized tertiary institution

A person may not practice in any of the categories, unless he or she is registered in that category.
The ‘In Training’ category only provides for the registration of persons who meet the academic requirements for registration in the Professional Categories and who are undergoing professional development under the supervision of engineering professionals.

Application and Annual Fees (1 April 2023 – 31 March 2024)

DESCRIPTION OLD NEW DIFFERENCE
Application for Registration: Engineering Technician-in-Training, ET(TR) N$460 N$505 N$45
Application for Registration: Incorporated Engineer-in-Training, IE(TR) N$500 N$550 N$50
Application for Registration: Engineer-in-Training, PE(TR) N$520 N$570 N$50
Application for Registration: Engineering Technician if registered as ET(TR) N$640 N$700 N$60
Application for Registration: Engineering Technician if not registered as ET(TR) N$1,110 N$1,220 N$110
Application for Registration: Incorporated Engineer if registered as IE(TR) N$890 N$980 N$90
Application for Registration: Incorporated Engineer if not registered as IE(TR) N$1,390 N$1,530 N$140
Application for Registration: Professional Engineer if registered as PE(TR) N$1,000 N$1,100 N$100
Application for Registration: Professional Engineer if not registered as PE(TR) N$1,520 N$1,670  N$150
       
Annual fee: Engineering Technician-in-Training, ET(TR) N$370 N$410  N$40
Annual fee: Incorporated Engineer-in-Training, IE(TR) N$480 N$530 N$50
Annual fee: Engineer-in-Training, PE(TR) N$700 N$770 N$70
Annual fee: Engineering Technician N$680 N$750 N$70
Annual fee: Incorporated Engineer N$1,060 N$1,170 N$110

Annual fee: Professional Engineer

N$1,340 N$1,475 N$135
       
Note:   Registration & annual fees for foreign nationals: +10% to above fees
       
OTHER FEES:      
Duplicate of a certificate N$100 N$300  
Duplicate of a letter N$50 N$150  
Foreign qualification evaluation fee   N$700  
Good Standing Certificate (original or duplicate)   N$150  

 

Banking Information

The Engineering Council of Namibia (ECN) would further like to inform all its members and stakeholders that as from 1st February 2019, THE ECN OFFICE WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT CASH as a form of payment for any fees.  All payments (Registration and Annual fees) should be deposited into the ECN Bank Account.  The ECN account details are:

Account name:  Engineering Council of Namibia
Account Number:  041481410
Bank:  Standard Bank of Namibia
Branch Code:   082372 – Independence Avenue
SWIFT CODE:  SBNMNANX
Reference:  Your Registration Number OR Surname & Initials