What are the requirements for registration?
Applicants must be:
- Citizens of Jamaica or ordinarily resident in Jamaica
- Of good character and reputation
- Members of or, hold a certificate granted by an accredited institution, or other body recognized by the Board as having competence to approve qualification as an engineer in a category of engineering work.
- Hold a certificate recognized by the Board indicating competence in some category of engineering work. They must have at least two years post qualification practical experience in that category of engineering work (at least one year of which was in Jamaica). They must also have passed such examinations as may be required by the Board.
How to apply for Registration (Individuals)?
The applicant should have:
- Engineering degree from an accredited programme or course of study
- The applicant should have a minimum of 2 years’ post graduate experience in the field of study under a registered professional engineer, at least one of those years being in Jamaica or another CARICOM state.
How to apply:
- Go to the website and download the application form CLICK HERE (individuals) | CLICK HERE (organizations)
- Complete as per instructions on the form
- A registered engineer in the discipline that the applicant desires to be registered, who can attest to the applicant’s experience, must sign the form in the designated area and affix his/her verifying initials
- A Justice of the Peace will need to sign the form in the designated area
- A copy of the organization chart showing position of applicant in the organization
- Originals of the degrees and copies must be presented
- Passport size photograph of the applicant signed by the Justice of the Peace must be presented
- Detailed Curriculum Vitae for the applicant must be submitted, each page verified by the registered engineer reference
- A portfolio of projects, with each project verified by the registered engineer reference
- Work permit (if applicable)
- Letter of engagement
- Application fee of $6000 must be paid upon submission
- Submit the form and documents to the PERB office together with the application fee
What to expect:
- Mandatory test on PERA & Code of Conduct Test – Pass mark of 70%
- If applicant is successful in the test (for each a pass of 70%), the application will be reviewed by the Credentials Committee
- If the applicant is unsuccessful in the test, he/she is allowed two other attempts and if still unsuccessful will have to reapply
- Applicants are encouraged to schedule tests and to provide any additional information requested promptly and to make themselves available for interviews when requested. An application expires six months after submission.
- The Secretariat will contact the applicant regarding the status of the application within 45 days of siting the test.
- The Credentials Committee will review and make a recommendation to the Board regarding the application
- The recommendations of the Credentials Committee may be as follows:
- Register in the category/categories requested
- The applicant will be asked to produce additional documents to substantiate the application or,
- The applicant will be asked to attend an interview or,
- Not to register
- The Board may accept or reject the recommendations of the Credentials Committee.
- If approved for registration by the Board, the applicant is required to pay the registration fee as well as the cost of the stamp or seal.
Note: Annual Practicing fees are due on the 1st January each year.