Recognition as a Professional Engineering Body - New South Wales


You will need this recognition if you are a professional engineering body and intend to operate a scheme to recognise or register individual Professional Engineers providing engineering services in respect of class 2 buildings, or buildings with a class 2 part, in any of the six classes of engineers:

  • civil
  • electrical
  • fire safety
  • geotechnical
  • mechanical
  • structural.

Registered or recognised Professional Engineers benefit from a fast tracked registration process and their details will be listed on the Public Register for Design and Building Practitioners.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for recognition as a professional engineering body, you must:

  • require, assess, and verify qualifications, experience, knowledge, skill, and the continued professional development of professional engineers
  • assess the insurance requirements of professional engineers
  • ensure that professional engineers who are registered by your body comply with the requirements of professional engineer registration.

To be eligible to form an engineering body registration scheme, you must:

  • be open to members and non-members of the engineering body
  • include processes for assessment, establishing and auditing continuing professional development (CPD) and insurance requirements
  • monitor recognised or registered engineers to ensure compliance with the requirements of their scheme, including resolving complaints, investigating misconduct, and undertaking dispute resolution and disciplinary action
  • be made available on a public website for openness and transparency and include clear information on the scheme, including the application process, and the processes for monitoring and investigating engineers, and complaint resolution and dispute resolution
  • include a searchable register of current or former registered or recognised persons under the scheme, including any disciplinary action taken with persons on the register. The register must be published.


Up to five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $7277.00

Fees for 2021-22


Administering agency

Department of Customer Service

NSW Fair Trading

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

DBP Professional Body Applications

NSW Fair Trading

Department of Customer Service

New South Wales
Phone: 13 32 20
Website: NSW Fair Trading (Opens in new window)