The Act provides for composition of a Board of nine (9) members – from among whom a Chairman is elected – and a Registrar/Secretary. Presently, there are seven (7) Standing Committees reporting to PERB: the Credentials, Disciplinary, Registration Act Enforcement, Finance, Communications and Engineering Programmes Accreditation Committees and Audit.
The Credentials Committee has responsibility for making the technical assessment of applicants seeking to become registered with the Board which is entrusted with the final approval of candidates seeking registration. To date, there are over four hundred (400) individuals and over sixty (60) engineering organizations registered in one or more of the fifteen (15) disciplines in which the Board registers engineers.
The Disciplinary Committee is mandated to investigate and hear evidence in relation to any matter concerning the conduct of a registered engineer or authorized organization and shall report its findings and recommendations to the Board.
The Engineering Programmes Accreditation Committee (EPAC) originated from a tripartite JIE/PERB/CSCE Jamaica Engineering/Accreditation Programme, funded under the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). It was formulated for the purpose of strengthening the Jamaica Engineering Registration/Accreditation System and resulted in development of a Jamaica Model capable of being utilized throughout the English-speaking Caribbean. Under the programme, accreditation publications have been produced and Jamaican and other Caribbean nationals have been trained to perform duties relating to the accreditation of engineering programmes.
The Communication Committee is responsible for undertaking public education campaign with the aim of raising the Board’s profile.
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