Applying for additional areas of engineering

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You can apply for registration and endorsement, if required, in an additional area or areas of engineering at any time.

To support your application, you must provide a report from an assessment entity confirming that you are qualified and experienced or competent to be registered and endorsed, if required, in that area or areas of engineering. For more information on assessment entities and assessment schemes, view Registration and endorsement steps.

You must use myCAV to apply for an additional area or areas of engineering. For more information, view About myCAV – Registration and licensing

Fees

The fee to apply for an additional area or areas of engineering for 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022 is $87.00 and must be paid at the time of application.

Changing your type of registration

You may change your type of registration from practising to non-practising, or vice versa, at any time.

There is no restriction on how long you can be registered as a non-practising professional engineer.

While you are registered as a non-practising professional engineer you cannot be endorsed to work in the building industry.

If you are registered and endorsed to work in the building industry and you change to a non-practising registration, your endorsement will be suspended by the Business Licensing Authority (BLA).

You must use myCAV to apply to change your type of registration. For more information, view About myCAV.

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If you are applying to change your registration from:

  • practising to non-practising you may be entitled to a pro rata refund of your registration or renewal of registration fee, whichever is applicable, and
  • non-practising to practising you will be required to pay a pro-rata top up fee.

For details of your refund or pro-rata top up fee contact the BLA.