REA: Registered Engineering Associate

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Electronic Invoicing

Some minor issues have arisen since emailed fees notice invoices were sent on 8 and 9 April.

About 15% of emails “bounced” because the addresses were out of date or were discontinued services including,,, and

To receive an electronic invoice please update your e-mail with a message to:

Otherwise fees payments are welcome by cheque via post or directly into our BNZ bank account 02-0585-0003513-00 (account name is Engineering Associates Registration Board). Please include your name and/or registration number on internet banking payments.

The Board's office reopened after lockdown on 14 May. Fees notices will be posted to all unpaid REAs as soon as achievable.

Like the previous posted fees notices electronic versions were also dated 1 April. Consequently there is an “overdue” red-flag on the invoice. This has caused concern for some. Please note your fees payment is not overdue. Explanatory text in the invoice highlights the $85 (or $145 for REAcap) fee includes an early payment discount and a due date before 1 July. Next year the fees notices will avoid the “overdue” flag.

Board Meeting Date

The next board meeting is scheduled for Thursday 11 June 2020.

Registration applications, including all work histories and full payment must be received one month prior to the meeting to be considered.

REA Registration

The REA Registration Information & Guidelines for Applicants pack, along with the application and work history forms, are now available on the How to Apply page.

Watercare Compliance Statement

REA and REAcap have been recognised in the final version of the Watercare Compliance Statement Policy for Producing Water and Wastewater Infrastructure. Read the full story here:

Watercare Compliance Statement.pdf

Board Retirements

The most recent meeting of the Engineering Associates Registration Board took place on 12 March 2020. This was the last meeting for two Ministerial appointees being Chair Dr Robin Dunlop and Board member Debbie Hogan. Dr Dunlop was appointed as Chair of the Board in 2010. Ms Hogan was appointed a member of the Board in 2015.

Board photograph (PDF)