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".

REA Registration

The “REA Registration Information & Guidelines for Applicants” pack, along with application and work history forms, are now available from this website. The pack includes more details about the Act and the Board, instructions for applications, other associated documents and information on the applicable fees.

REA Registration - information pack.pdf
Application Form EARB 1.pdf
Work History Form EARB 1B.pdf

A booklet version of the “REA Registration Information & Guidelines for Applicants” pack and the relevant forms can also be obtained by providing your postal address to the Registrar by e-mail, telephone, letter or fax:

The Registrar
Engineering Associates Registration Board
P O Box 12 011
Wellington 6144

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

Application forms include a declaration which must be signed by the applicant and witnessed by a person authorised to take statutory declarations. Only signed application forms will be accepted. Electronic or scanned copies will not be accepted.

Use of the original forms to confirm work history is optional, however, whatever format the work history takes must be signed by the person providing confirmation. Only signed work histories will be accepted. Electronic or scanned copies will not be accepted.

Completed applications, all work histories and the fee must be received by the Registrar at least one month prior to the next scheduled Board Meeting to be considered.

Please refer to the News page for the next scheduled Board meeting date.

Following registration the words "Registered Engineering Associate" or the post nominal letters “REA" may be used with registrant's name on business cards, correspondence, websites etc. The Certificate of Registration which is sent to successful applicants may also be displayed.