How to apply for registration and endorsement

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Using myCAV

You must use myCAV to apply for registration and endorsement (if required). For more information, view About myCAV – Registration and licensing.

To start using myCAV, you must create your own myCAV account using a personal email address to verify your identity and then sign-in to your account.

Create or sign-in to your myCAV account

Complete and lodge your application for registration and endorsement in myCAV.

You may apply for registration and endorsement in one area of engineering or multiple areas of engineering.

You must submit the following documents via myCAV to support your application:

  • a report from an assessment entity confirming your qualifications and experience or competencies in the area or areas of engineering in which you are applying for registration and endorsement
  • if you are not verified online, certified copies of identity documents and consent form. Refer to the records checks information below.
  • if you are seeking endorsement to practise in the building industry, evidence that you are covered by the professional indemnity insurance required by section 135 of the Building Act 1993 and the current Ministerial Order. You can contact the VBA for help with your required insurance obligations as an endorsed building engineer.

For more information on the registration process, view Before you apply and Registration steps.

Records checks

You must provide proof of your identity as part of your application.

You can do this by verifying your identity online. For more information, view Identity verification.

If you can’t complete online identity verification, you must submit certified copies of four identity documents and a signed consent form with your myCAV application. The correct documents, properly certified, will help your application avoid delays. For more information, view Records checks.

The Business Licensing Authority (BLA) will conduct checks with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) and other agencies to verify your eligibility to be registered. Any disputes about the accuracy of the results of the checks will be referred to ACIC.

Fees

These fees apply from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.

  • Initial registration (for 3 years) – practising professional engineer - $499.10
  • Initial registration (for 3 years) – non-practising professional engineer - $169.40
  • Initial endorsement (for 3 years) - $221.70

The fees must be paid at the time of application. The fees are the same if you apply for registration in one area of engineering or multiple areas of engineering.

The fees for registration and endorsement are for three years.

Providing incorrect information

It is a serious offence to give information to the BLA that is known or believed to be false or misleading in a material particular. Significant penalties apply, view Penalties.

Unregistered trading

It is an offence under the Professional Engineers Registration Act 2019 to provide professional engineering services without being registered and endorsed, if applicable. Significant penalties apply, view Penalties.