REA: Registered Engineering Associate

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How to Apply for Registration as an Engineering Associate

Applications for registration as a Registered Engineering Associate must be in writing and on the prescribed forms – electronic applications are not accepted.

Your application for registration MUST include:

  • The prescribed Application Form which is completed as a Statutory Declaration.
  • Copies of certificates for academic and technical qualifications.
  • Copies* of any certificates relating to experience or responsibility.
  • Two recent character references.
  • An "Experience History" detailing your engineering work experience and positions of responsibility. Your CV will be acceptable for this, providing it provides adequate detail.
  • Confirmation from persons able to confirm the details in your 'Experience History'.
  • The prescribed fee.

* Note – Copies of these certificates must be "certified copies of the original".

A registration pack including forms of application is obtainable from the Registrar. This Registration Pack includes more details about the Act & the Board, Instructions for Applications, copies of the Application Forms and other associated documents, and information on the fees applicable.

Completed Applications for Registration for consideration by the Board must be received by the Registrar at least one month prior to the next scheduled Board Meeting.

The next Board meeting date is scheduled for Thursday 21 February 2019.

Following registration the words "Registered Engineering Associate" or the letters "REA" may be placed after the registrant's name on correspondence etc, and the Certificate of Registration sent to you may be displayed.

Obtain a Registration Pack by providing your postal address to the Registrar by letter, phone, fax or email.

The Registrar
Engineering Associates Registration Board
P O Box 12 - 011
Wellington 6144, New Zealand

Telephone: (04) 472 3324
Fax: (04) 472 3323