PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS REGISTRATION ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I
Preliminary

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

 

PART II
Registration of Engineers

   3   Establishment of Board

   4   Functions of the Board

   5   Registrar

   6   The register

   7   Application for registration

   8   Registration

   9   Qualifications for registration

   10   Special registration

   11   Temporary registration

   12   Additional qualifications

   13   Corrections of register

   14   Entitlement to recover fees, etc

      Practising certificate

   15   Prohibitions affecting non-registered engineers

   16   Organisations

   17   Improper registration

 

PART III
Discipline

   18   Disciplinary Committee

   19   Disciplinary powers of the Board

   20   Appeals

   21   Rules made by Boat

PART IV
Miscellaneous

   22   Evidential provisions

   23   Regulations

      Minister may amend penalties etc, by order

 

PART V
Traditional

   24   Registration of persons practising as engineers at the commencement of this Act

      SCHEDULE

 

THE PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS REGISTRATION ACT

[Date of Commencement: 2nd November, 1987]

Acts
11 of 1987,
21 of 1996,
3 of 2005.

PART I
Preliminary (sections 1-2)

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Professional Engineers Registration Act.

2   Interpretation

   (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).]

PART II
Registration of Engineers (sections 3-17)

3   Establishment of Board

   (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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