Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Who is Registered Engineer (R.E)?

"Registered Engineer" means a person who holds an accredited engineering qualification, whether working privately or in the employment of an engineering public organization and is registered as such by the Council. Registered Engineer shall perform all professional engineering works except independently signing design.

2. Who is Professional Engineer (P.E)?

"Professional Engineer" means a person who holds an accredited engineering qualification and after obtaining a professional experience of five years, whether working privately or in the employment of an engineering public organization, has passed the prescribed engineering practice examination and is registered as such by the Council.

3. What is the difference between Registered Engineer and Professional Engineer?

A newly graduate is registered with PEC as Registered Engineer. A Registered Engineer can become Professional Engineer after completing five years experience and passing engineering practice examination (EPE).

4. Can an engineer be registered as Professional Engineer?

If an engineer is registered with any of the International professional bodies like ABET, ECUK, JABEE, FEANI etc is eligible to be registered with PEC as well.

5. Is it necessary for an engineer to be registered with PEC?

An engineer cannot undertake any professional engineering works unless registered with PEC. Therefore registration with PEC is mandatory.

6. Does PEC register B.Tech?

The qualification of B.Tech is not equivalent to Bachelor of engineering. Therefore PEC does not register them as such. PEC only registers engineers having accredited engineering qualification

7. What is the difference between B.E, B.S and B.Sc(Engineering)?

There is no difference. There are different nomenclatures which are used by different Engineering universities.

8. Can an engineer working or residing outside Pakistan register himself with PEC?

Yes, he/she can download application form from PEC website (www.pec.org.pk) and after completing requisite documentation may send to PEC HQ, Islamabad or any branch office through foreign office.

9. Is it necessary to obtain renewal card if he has paid life subscription?

Yes, renewal card is issued for maximum three years. The purpose of issuing renewal card for three years is to give opportunity to engineer for updating of his/her profile/record with PEC for correspondence or mailing.

10. What are necessary documents to be attached with application form for registration with PEC?

Following documents must be attached with application form

  1. PEC application form dully filled and signed by applicant and attested by Dean/Head of department or any engineer registered with PEC
  2. Copy of F.Sc degree &transcript
  3. Copy of B.Sc/B.E/B.s degree & transcript
  4. Copy of CNIC
  5. Three photographs
  6. Fee
11. Does PEC have the facility of online account?

An Engineers can deposit the registration/renewal fee in PEC online Account No. 0685583041005497 at MCB Corporate Branch (Code 1134), Blue Area Islamabad, through any online branch of MCB nearer to their location.

12. What one has to do after the expiry of Renewal Card?

After the expiry of Renewal Card, one has to necessarily renew his / her registration for any number of years not exceeding three at a time; to obtain a valid renewal card by following the Renewal Procedure.

13. How does Pakistan Engineering Council maintain the information of Registered Engineers and Professional Engineers?

As per section 8 of PEC Act 1976, Pakistan Engineering Council maintains a Register of persons qualified to work as Registered Engineers and Professional Engineers and update the same accordingly.

14. What is Renewal?

Renewal is not an automatic activity. One has to apply for it on the Request Form (Form PEC-5A for RE and Form PEC-5B for PE) (available online and from PEC Offices); when required; and send to the PEC Headquarter Islamabad or to any PEC Branch / Liaison Offices, along with the prescribed fees and required documents mentioned in the form.

15. What documents are required for Renewal along with Form PEC-5A and PEC-5B?
  1. Two Photographs (1” x 1”)
  2. Copy of CNIC
  3. Previous Original Renewal Card
  4. Experience Certificate (from July 2010 till Date)
  5. Documentary Evidence of any other CPD Activity (Short Course, Seminar, Workshop etc) w.e.f. July 2010.
  6. Receipt regarding Deposit of Renewal Fee
16. When an Application for Renewal has to be made by Engineer?

An application for the renewal of registration on the prescribed form shall be made on or before the 31st March of the year following in which registration has expired on the 31st of December. Failing to do so, a surcharge shall be payable. However under special circumstances, the Chairman may allow renewal of registration without payment of surcharge or additional surcharge.

17. What is the Fee Schedule / Fee Requirement for Renewal of Registered Engineer?
Registration expire on December 31, (Years) Renewal fee (Rs)Existing Renewal fee (Rs)New calculation
2014 450 450
2013 600 725
2012 750 1000
2011 900 1275
2010 1050 1550
2009 1200 1825
2008 1350 2100
2007 1500 2375
2006 1650 2650
2005 1800 2925
18. What is the Fee Schedule / Fee Requirement for Renewal of Professional Engineer?
  1. Yearly Renewal Fee is as under:

    If Paid before 31st March Rs. 150.00 per Year
    If Paid between 31st March 30th June Rs. 175.00 per Year
    If Paid after 30th June Rs. 275.00 per Year
  2. For Lifetime Membership: Rs. 5000/- (One Time)
19. Is there any exemption from Fee for any Engineer?

A Professional Engineer who has attained the age of sixty years and is unemployed shall be exempted from the payment of annual renewal fee for the rest of his life and his Renewal Card shall be issued upon his request.

20. What is the Renewal Procedure for Non-Resident Pakistanis Registered Engineers and Professional Engineers?

Renewal Procedure for Non-Resident Pakistanis Registered Engineers and Professional Engineers is same as those of resident Pakistanis Registered Engineers and Professional Engineers respectively.

21. How many types of Renewal are there?

For Registered Engineer there is only one type of Renewal i.e. Yearly Renewal. However for Professional Engineer there are two types of Renewal i.e. Yearly Renewal and Life Time Renewal.

22. What is Renewal requirement of Lifetime Professional Engineer Members?

Professional Engineers who opt to subscribe for Lifetime Membership are also required to obtain Renewal Cards by following the Renewal Procedure after expiry; on “NO CHARGE BASIS”. It means they are not required to pay any Fee / Cost for Renewal purpose. However they have to renew his/her registration after expiry.

23. What is CPD?

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the means by which members of professional bodies maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge and skills for developing personal qualities required in their professional lives.
Pakistan Engineering Council under its Act has mandate for introducing and ensuring continued professional development activities amongst its growing community of engineers and has devised a comprehensive framework titled Professional Development of Engineers (Bye Laws - 2008) approved by the Government of Pakistan.

24. What is CPD Credit Point’s requirement for Registered Engineer?

For newly Registered Engineer, first year after graduation shall be a grace period and CPD will be applicable from second year onwards. A Registered Engineer shall have to earn nine credit points in first three years cycle, twelve credit points in the next three years cycle and five credit points per year thereafter for renewal of registration under the PEC Act.

25. Is CPD mandatory for Professional Engineer and what is CPD Credit Point’s requirement for them?

Yes, CPD is mandatory for Professional Engineers and existing Professional Engineers are required to obtain three credit points per year for the renewal of the registration, with effect from July 2010.

26. How a Registered Engineer becomes a Professional Engineer and what is EPE?

When a Registered Engineer has attained a minimum of five years of practical experience in relevant field of engineering from a recognized engineering organization or institution or service and has earned at least seventeen CPD credit points, he / she shall become eligible to apply for Engineering Practice Examination (EPE) on the form available in CPD Section, which is for the assessment of the engineering competence, knowledge and skills of an applicant engineer. A Registered Engineer may qualify for registration as Professional Engineer after qualifying the EPE, which may be arranged and conducted through local or foreign services hired or availed for the purpose.

27. Is there any waiver from Engineering Practice Examination (EPE)?

The EPE is optional for a Registered Engineer but is an essential part of assessment for the title of the Professional Engineer. However Professional Engineers already registered with the Pakistan Engineering Council are not required to appear in the EPE.


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