The Registration Authority - with help from Engineering New Zealand (formerly IPENZ) - maintains the Register of Chartered Professional Engineers and their websites outline more on the day-to-day operations including:

  • Application for CPEng
  • CPEng Rules and Code of Conduct
  • Searching the Register
  • Filing a Complaint about an Engineer



In October 2017, the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) became Engineering New Zealand. The new name reflects the organisation's new direction and strategy - to bring engineering to life. The name Engineering New Zealand explains more clearly who they are and what they stand for. The name is self-explanatory and puts engineering first. 

Engineering New Zealand, as the Registration Authority under the Chartered Professional Engineers of New Zealand Act 2002, is required to report to the Chartered Professional Engineers Council (CPEC) each year on the activities related to administering the Register of Chartered Professional Engineers for the previous calendar year.

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The Association of Consulting Engineers New Zealand (ACENZ). Originally established as the consulting arm of IPENZ in 1959 ACENZ was born (evolved from the New Zealand Institution of Engineering-NZIE, The Professional Engineers' Association-PEA, and the Consulting Engineers' Division of the NZIE).