OUR ASSESSMENT PROCESS
Our assessors are here to help you take your career to the next level. In 2017, we streamlined the process for CPEng and Chartered Member, to make it even easier to apply.
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GENERAL MANAGER – PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS
We encourage every member to work towards becoming a Chartered Member – because it demonstrates a high level of competence to an international standard. It’s good for you as an individual but it’s also good for the profession.
"In 2018, a focus will be on renewing our agreements with overseas organisations so that New Zealand credentials continue to be recognised internationally."
When we talked to members about becoming a Chartered Member or Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), we discovered that there were things we could improve. Some candidates were struggling to understand the requirements, and the process was time consuming and complicated.
We streamlined the assessment process, making it more inclusive and holistic, and giving assessors more flexibility. For example, we developed guidelines to show how engineering academics can demonstrate their competence based on their core learning and knowledge activities. There are around 1,000 engineering academics in New Zealand, but only about 15 percent are Chartered Members, and we want to change that.
Once the new assessment process was in place, our assessment team travelled around the regions giving presentations. The feedback has been very positive. We received around 250 applications in 2017, but we’re expecting interest to grow significantly under the new system.
In 2018, a focus will be on renewing our agreements with overseas organisations so that New Zealand credentials continue to be recognised internationally. The immediate focus will be agreements with Engineers Australia and the Engineering Council in the United Kingdom, but we want to increase our reach in other countries too.