The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's (MBIE) consultation for occupational regulation of engineers has now closed.
Thank you for your participation during MBIE's 2021 consultation on occupational regulation.
The fundamental points of our submission were:
- We support the occupational regulation of engineers, as we believe this is good for the profession and the public.
- We support the widespread, mandatory registration of engineers and allied professions.
- We support licensing being introduced.
- We support a new regulatory system, where the Regulator (Board) is accountable to a Minister and has the power to delegate regulatory functions to a service provider. We welcome MBIE’s suggestion that the regulatory service provider be Engineering New Zealand.
MBIE will now be analysing the feedback they received. They will then report to the Minister of Building and Construction and next steps will be determined.
We expect to hear more by October and will keep you up-to-date.