Civil and structural engineers registration

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The Professional Engineers Registration Act 2019 (the Act) commenced on 1 July 2021. This Act requires you to be registered with the Business Licensing Authority (BLA) to provide professional engineering services in or for Victoria, unless you work under the direct supervision of a registered practising professional engineer or only in accordance with a prescriptive standard. For more information, view Overview and timeline.

The registration of civil and structural engineers becomes mandatory on 1 October 2022. You must lodge your application with the BLA by 1 October to continue practising as an engineer in Victoria.

Start your registration process now

Registration is a two-step process which may take up to four months to complete.

  1. You must apply to an assessment entity to have your qualifications and experience or competencies assessed. This process may take up to 90 days. You will need to provide the correct documentation or requested information that satisfies the requirements for assessment.
  2. You must lodge a registration application with the Business Licensing Authority through myCAV.

Processing the application may take up to 28 days depending on application volumes. You will need to provide a copy of your Professional Engineer Registration Victoria – Report on Outcome of Qualifications and Experience Assessment report, which you will get from the assessment entity.

We recommend that civil and structural engineers commence the process to apply for registration now to avoid any delay in lodging your professional engineer’s registration by 1 October.

You should take the first step of applying to an assessment entity by 30 June at the latest.

How to apply for registration

Only individuals, not companies, can apply for registration as a professional engineer. Find out more about eligibility for registration and how to apply.

After you lodge your application

If your application is successful, you will receive confirmation of your professional engineer’s registration through myCAV. You will receive an email to advise that your certificate is available in myCAV.

For more information, see After you lodge your application.

More information

For more detailed information on the registration process, view Registration steps.