Chartered for 15+ years' experience

A premium pathway to Chartered for senior engineering professionals.

If you have more than 15 years’ experience, you’re likely to be a senior leader within the engineering profession. You would’ve also demonstrated the 16 competencies required to get a Chartered credential many times during your career.

That’s why we’ve made it easier for senior engineering professionals to apply for Chartered via an interview. This premium pathway cuts out the industry review and formal assessment steps, acknowledging your years of experience with a minimal time commitment.


To be eligible to apply you’ll need:

  • At least 15 years of post-graduate experience.
  • To have held significant responsibility across your career including leading teams or projects.
  • Engineers Australia membership at Member level or higher.

How to apply

If you’re eligible to apply, follow the instructions below:

Create an expanded CV detailing major projects you’ve been responsible for and your key achievements. This should include the positions you’ve held, situations, problems and opportunities you’ve faced and the specialist skills or knowledge you used to achieve a positive outcome. The aim of this is to ensure the assessors can clearly see how you’ve met the 16 competencies associated with your occupational category.

Within your expanded CV include details for two referees, including their: 

  • name
  • position and company
  • contact.

 One of your referees should be able to verify your CV and qualifications. Then, email your CV and referees to us requesting to apply for Chartered for 15+ years’ experience.

Next, if we confirm you’re eligible, we’ll email you a self-reflection form to complete. 

Complete the assessment form and combine into one PDF with your CV. To do this you’ll need to save your CV as a PDF if it’s in a document format, and then use a program or tool such as Adobe to combine the two files. 

You’ll also need to provide evidence of your continuing professional development (CPD). This can be in any format – your own log, a downloaded copy of your online record from the member portal or the template provided in the email. 

Use the link you received in the email and follow the prompts in the portal to upload:

  • the expanded CV you emailed to us that has been combined into one PDF with the self-assessment form
  • evidence of your continuing professional development (CPD).

Approximately 10 weeks after you’ve completed your enrolment, the pre-assessment team will review your submission. They’ll check that you’ve provided all of the required information and will be in touch if anything is missing or we need additional information. 

If you meet the initial requirements, you’ll receive an email invitation for an assessment interview.

Your assessment interview will be held via video call. During the interview you’ll be required to discuss some of your recent engineering work.

You’ll need to share work documents on screen and discuss how these documents demonstrate your ability to practise competently and independently. The discussion may be aided by photographs, drawings, reports and other documents as appropriate. 

You will need to prepare all materials prior to the interview and be ready to share them on-screen during the call. Slide presentations are not permitted. 

The interview takes approximately one hour. It is where your competencies as a Chartered engineer will be assessed, so make sure you prepare and provide as much evidence as appropriate.

If you don’t satisfy the criteria for becoming Chartered during your interview, your assessor may consider taking further actions before deciding on your outcome, including:

  • asking you to provide further information or documentary evidence
  • giving you an assignment
  • conducting referee checks
  • asking you for a second interview
  • put your application on hold until you’ve gained the necessary experience. 

Application outcome

You’ll receive a confirmation email in the member portal after the interview letting you know the outcome of your Chartered application. The assessor may also tell you the outcome of your application at the end of the interview.

If your Chartered application is successful, you’ll also receive your official Chartered certificate in the mail soon after.


Once you’ve qualified for a Chartered credential, you’ll be able to use a post-nominal after your name. Depending on your occupational category, you’ll gain one of the following post-nominals:

  • Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng)
  • Chartered Technologist (CEngT) or
  • Chartered Associate (CEngA)

Gain recognition

In addition to post-nominals, you can now share your Chartered credential as a digital badge to showcase your achievement 

By representing your Chartered status credential with a verified digital badge, you can demonstrate your professional capability to employers, prospective clients and peers.  

The Chartered digital badge is delivered through Credly’s Acclaim platform.

You will receive an email from [email protected] 

  1. Click the button in the email to accept your badge.  
  2. Create a free account on the Acclaim website. 
  3. Claim your badge. 
  4. Upload to your professional social media accounts, use in your email signature, online proposals and digital CV. 


The fee to apply for Chartered with 15+ years’ experience is $1985.50 including GST.

To add an additional area of practice the fee is $365 including GST.

If you have any questions about credentials or membership, contact us.