If you answered "Yes" to the question "If you are not on NPER, are you a Chartered Professional Engineer?" this page is for you.
Current CPEng members may complete a short application form for NPER if they are applying in the area of practice corresponding with their College.
Note: Members who are not on NPER can check their CPEng status by visiting www.engineersaustralia.org.au and logging in as a Member. Under Personal, select Update My Contact Details and then click on Membership. Against "Chartered status" it will state Not Current or give a date (2012 - 13) if you are a current CPEng.
If your Chartered status is Not Current the correct application form, including instructions for applicants, is available below.
Members whose Chartered status is Not Current may require an interview as part of the assessment of competency in the area of practice. However, where the written evidence convinces the reviewer that you are working independently and competently in the area, the interview will be waived. Where more information is required, or an interview is considered to be necessary, the Registrar will contact you.
Do not send an Interview Fee until you are told that an interview is being arranged.
You may also wish to register in a specific area of practice. For example, a mechanical engineer may wish to register as a pressure equipment design verifier. In such cases specific evidence of competence must be provided as described in guidelines for the specific area of practice.
There is no automatic waiver for evidence of competence in specific areas of practice by virtue of a satisfactory CPD audit outcome.
In some cases a supplementary application form attached to the guidelines must be completed and returned along with the application for registration on NPER.
The assessment of competency in specific areas of practice often involves an interview. The guidelines explain when this will be the case and will state the fees required.
When you have completed your application and assembled the necessary written evidence, forward your submission, along with the correct fees, to the Registrar of National Registers at Engineers Australia, 11 National Circuit, BARTON ACT 2600.
Your application for registration in a general area of practice will normally be considered before your application for registration in a specific area of practice.