The Chartered Professional Engineers Council is a statutory body established under the Chartered Professional Engineers Act 2002, and came into force on 1 July 2002.
In undertaking its statutory duties The Council:
- Reviews and Approves the Registration Authority's (The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand Inc. - IPENZ's) rules containing standards that cover minimum standards of initial AND ongoing competence plus ethical conduct
- Hears Appeals from decisions of the Registration Authority on disciplinary matters and also including decisions not to renew the registration of a chartered professional engineer
- Reviews and Reports to the Minister on the performance of the Registration Authority and The Chartered Professional Engineers Council (CPEC) in exercising their respective functions and powers under the Act
What is the Chartered Professional Engineers Act 2002?
- This Act replaces the 1924 Engineers Registration Act and its purpose is to create a quality-mark, (CPEng), for competent professional engineers and place their names on a public register.
- The CPEng Act seeks to inform the purchaser of engineering services as to whom the profession sees as competent practitioners by allowing them use of the title Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng).
- The Chartered Accountants Act provides a similar regime for accountants. This has found widespread public and professional acceptance.