ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
1 Short title
Registration of Engineers
3 Establishment of Board
4 Functions of the Board
6 The register
7 Application for registration
9 Qualifications for registration
10 Special registration
11 Temporary registration
12 Additional qualifications
13 Corrections of register
14 Entitlement to recover fees, etc
15 Prohibitions affecting non-registered engineers
17 Improper registration
18 Disciplinary Committee
19 Disciplinary powers of the Board
21 Rules made by Boat
22 Evidential provisions
24 Registration of persons practising as engineers at the commencement of this Act
THE PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS REGISTRATION ACT
[Date of Commencement: 2nd November, 1987]
11 of 1987,
21 of 1996,
3 of 2005.
Preliminary (sections 1-2)
This Act may be cited as the Professional Engineers Registration Act.
(1) In this Act-
"authorised organisation" means an organisation in relation to which a certificate of authorisation is issued in accordance with the provisions of section 16 and remains in force;
"Board" means the Professional Engineers Registration Board established in accordance with section 3;
"Caribbean Community" means the Caribbean Community established by Article 2 of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas signed in the Bahamas on the 5th day of July, 2001 and includes the CARICOM Single Market and Economy;
[3/2005 s 2(a).]
"Chairman" means the Chairman of the Board;
"functions" includes duties and powers;
"Jamaica Institution of Engineers" means the incorporated organisation constituted on the 9th day of December, 1977, and incorporated on the 17th day of January, 1984, under the name of the Jamaica Institution of Engineers;
"member of an organisation" means any member of a partnership or association of persons or any director, manager, secretary or other similar officer of a body corporate;
"Member State" means a Member State of the Caribbean Community, excluding an associate member within the meaning of Article 231 of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas;
[3/2005 s 2(b).]
"organisation" means a partnership, association of persons or body corporate;
"practice of engineering" means the rendering of or offering to render any service or work the performance of which requires education, training and experience in the field of engineering and the application of knowledge in the mathematical, physical and applied sciences to such service or work;
[21/1996 s 2(a).]
" "practising certificate" means a certificate issued by the Board pursuant to subsection (1) of section 14A;
[21/1996 s 2(b).]
"register" means the register of engineers kept by the Registrar in accordance with the provisions of section 6;
"registered engineer" means a person who is registered under this Act to carry on the practice of engineering.
[21/1996 s 2(c).]
"Registrar" means the Registrar designated pursuant to section 5;
"secretary" means the secretary of the Board.
(2) For the purposes of this Act, a person is a national of a Member State of the Caribbean Community if that person is-
(a) a citizen of that state; or
(b) has a connection with that state of a kind which entitles him to be regarded as belonging to or, if it be so expressed, as being a native or resident of the state for the purposes of the laws thereof relating to immigration.
[3/2005 s 2(c).]
Registration of Engineers (sections 3-17)
(1) There shall be established for the purposes of this Act a body to be called the Professional Engineers Registration Board which shall be a body corporate to which the provisions of section 28 of the Interpretation Act shall apply.
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