BPERB

Creation

Whereas it is expedient to provide for regulating the profession of engineers and matters connected therewith as well as development and maintenance of the profession of Engineers:
It is hereby enacted a follows:

87.1 Short Title, Extent and Commencement

    • This document may be called “The Bangladesh Professional Engineers Registration Board Bye-Laws 2000”
    • It extends to the whole of Bangladesh;
    • It will come into force as decided by the functional body of the Institution.
87.00 The Bangladesh Professional Engineers Registration Board

Whereas it is expedient to provide for regulating the profession of engineers and matters connected therewith as well as development and maintenance of the profession of Engineers:
It is hereby enacted a follows:

87.1 Short Title, Extent and Commencement

i) This document may be called “The Bangladesh Professional Engineers Registration Board Bye-Laws 2000”
ii) It extends to the whole of Bangladesh;
iii) It will come into force as decided by the functional body of the Institution.

87.2 Definitions

87.02.01 In these Bye-Laws unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context :

(i)  “Government” means Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

(ii) “Board” means the Bangladesh Professional Engineers Registration

Board constituted under this document for the purpose of the registration of Professional Engineers;

(iii) “Institution” means the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh;

(iv) “Council” means the Council of the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh

elected according to its Constitution to act as its governing body;

(v) “Corporate Member” means such a person who has been elected as a

Corporate Member of the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh as provided

in its constitution;

(vi) “Professional Engineer” means a person who by virtue of his/her

professional and academic qualifications has been elected as a Corporate

Member of the Institution and accepted by the Board to be registered as a

Professional Engineer which expression shall include all regular,

temporary and provisional enrolments as Professional Engineer;

(vii) “Constitution” means The Constitution of the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh;

(viii) “Register” means the Register of Professional Engineers approved by the Board;

(ix) “Regulations” means a regulation made by the Bangladesh Professional

Engineers Registration Board as provided in Section 10 of this document.

(x) “Bye-Laws of the Institution” means the Bye-Laws of the Institution of

Engineers, Bangladesh framed under its Constitution ;

(xi) “Centre” means the centres ofr the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh;

(xii) “Conduct” means professional conduct prescribed by the Bangladesh

Professional Engineers Registration Board;

(xiii) “Recognised Qualifications” means qualifications that are prescribed sufficient to enroll a person as a Professional Engineers as provided in Sections 9 and 10 of this document.

87.02.02 A Professional Engineer shall be deemed “to be in practice” when individually or in partnership with other Professional Engineers in practice, being self-employed or being engaged by others on a part time of full time basis who in consideration of remuneration received or to be received or otherwise :-

i) Engages himself/herself in the practice of Engineering;

ii) Offers to perform or performs services involving Engineering studies,

forcasting, planning, recording, design, construction, manufacture, operation, maintenance and any associated works or renders professional services or assistance in or about matters or principle or details relating to engineering analysis, evaluation, estimation or quality and quantity of works and their cost, techno-economic analysis, interpretation, inspection, certification and the like;

(iii) Renders professional services or assistance in or about any matter of engineering connected with organisation and methods, staffing, programming, policy formulation, management systems, procedures for maintaining or improving efficiency of an organisation in matters of planning, design, construction, production marketing, operation, maintenance, development, etc.;

(iv) Offers to perform or performs or renders professional services in or about any matter of engineering linked with or applied to any other branch of human knowledge and profession such as medicine, economics, agriculture, industry, law, business administration, marketing, journalism and so on;

(v) Renders professional services or assistance in or about any matter of engineering research and development, personnel development, teaching, training and publication;

(vi) Renders such other services as, in the opinion of the Board, are or may be rendered by a Professional Engineer in practice and the words “to be in practice” with their grammatical variations and cognate expressions shall be construed accordingly.

IEB Constitutional Provision
68. Bangladesh Professional Engineers Registration Board (BPERB)
  1. The institution shall establish a registration board to regulate the engineering profession and matters related therewith as well as the development of the profession of engineers.
  2. The registration board shall be named as the Bangladesh Professional Engineers Registration Board (BPERB), and henceforth called as Registration Board
  3. The Board shall be an autonomous body of the institution.
  4. The Council of the Institution shall frame bye-laws as per Article 55 on the Recommendation of the Registration Board.

The Council shall be apprised of the decisions of the Board in the next meeting of the council through the Honorary General Secretary for information or approval as the case may be.

The Council shall delegate powers to the Board for its smooth functions & management as per provisions of the Bye-Laws of the Institution.

87.00 The Bangladesh Professional Engineers Registration Board (BPERB)

87.01   Objectives:

Whereas it is expedient to provide for regulating the profession of Engineers and matters concerned therewith as well as development and maintenance of the profession of Engineers, and whereas the institution are to establish a regulating Body for this purpose, The Bangladesh Professional Engineers Registration Board has been established as per provisions of Article 68 and 69 the Constitution.

88.00 Terms of Office and filling of casual vacancies

88.01      The Ex-officio members will hold the offices of the Board during the tenure of their appointment as Vice-President (Academic and International Affairs), Honorary General Secretary of the IEB and Chairman, BAETE. Any casual vacancies originated from resignation or any other valid reason shall be filled in by nomination from the Chairman of the Registration Board.

The person nominated to hold a casual vacancy, as allowed for in Clause 88.01 above, shall hold office for the remaining period of the term.

88.02      The person nominated to hold a casual vacancy, as allowed for in article 4.4 above shall hold office for the remaining period of the term.

No member of Board shall hold office for more than two consecutive terms. Meeting of the Board.

89.00 Meeting of the Board

89.01      The Board shall meet at least four times in a year at such time and place as may be decided by the Chairman. In case of emergence the Registrar of the Board, with the consent of the Chairman may call a meeting. The notice period of meetings of the Board shall he 15 days except, in cases of emergency, when the notice period shall be at least 7 days.

89.02      Ever meeting of the Board shall be presided over by the Chairman or, if absent, by a Chairman to be elected by the members of the E3oard present amongst themselves.

89.03      Unless otherwise provided by Regulation one third of the Board members shall from a quorum and all the Acts of the Board shall be decided by the majority of the members present and voting.

89.04      Any decision taken in any meeting of the Board shall immediately be communicated to the Honorary General Secretary of the Institution for information and/or approval of the Council as per provision of the Article 69.e) of the Constitution.

89.05      Upon request or instruction of the Council of the Institution any decision taken by the Registration Board shall be subject to review by the BOG.

90.00 Incorporation of The Engineer’s Registration Board:

The Bangladesh Professional Engineer’s Registration Board of The Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh shall be a body corporate by the same name having perpetual succession and common seal, with power to acquire, hold and dispose of property, both movable and immovable, and to contract, and shall be the said name sue and be sued.

91.00 Administration and Management of the Registration Board

The Board shall:

(i)      Appoint or nominate such other officers and employees or engage such consultants, contractors, etc. As the Board deems necessary to carry out the purposes of these Bye-Laws.

(ii)     Constitute from amongst its members or outside such Committee. Sub-Committees. Tribunals and other bodies for general or special purposes as it deems necessary to carry out the purposes of these Bye-Laws.

(iii)    Fix remuneration, allowances, honoraria as well as other terms and conditions for its office bearers, employees, advisers, consultants, contractors and others as the case may be for services rendered to the Board.

(iv)    Require and take from any officer or servant of the Board such security for the performance of his duties as the Board may deem fit.

(v)     Appoint a Registrar.

(vi)    All officers and other person appointed or employed by it on a full or part time basis, on payment of salaries or otherwise, shall be deemed to be public servants within the meaning of Section 21 of the Bangladesh Penal Code (The Act XLV of 1860).

(vii)   No other Act of the Board orally Committee or Tribunal set by it shall be called into question on the grounds merely of existence of any vacancy in or any defect in the constitution of such Committee, Tribunal, etc.

(viii) Manage the funds and properties of the Board and    account for them to the Council.

92.00 Headquarters of the Board and Branches

92.01       The Headquarters of the Board shall be at IEB Headquarters, Ramna, Dhaka.

92.02      The Bangladesh Professional Engineers Registration Board may establish branch offices at home and abroad if it finds so necessary to carry out the purpose of these Bye-Laws.

93.00 Indemnity

The Board will not be liable for anything which is in good faith done or intended to be done tinder these Bye-Laws.

94.00 Responsibilities of the Registration Board

94.01   The responsibilities for carrying out the purpose of these Bye-Laws shall be vested in the Board.

94.02      In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provision, the responsibilities of the Board shall include:

94.02.01   The pursuit of International recognition for Professional Engineers who are registered with the Board including;

–    The establishment of standards for enrolment as Professional Engineers.

–    Ensuring that the prescribed standards are maintained.

–    Development of these standards such the’ eventually become accepted internationally.

–    Negotiating with other overseas provisional bodies the mutual recognition of standards.

94.02.02   Prescribing of conditions for permanent, temporary and provisional enrolment as Professional Engineers, including:

–    Mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

–    Training under Agreement

–    Professional Reviews.

94.02.03   Recognition of foreign and local qualifications and training for purposes of permanent, temporary and provisional enrolment in the Register

94.02.04   Promotion to Government of legislation regulation the performance, conduct and standards of Professional Engineers;

94.02.05   Promotion of reforms in the engineering profession :

94.02.06   Establishment of levels of fees for registration as a Professional Engineer;

94.02.07   Granting or refusal of registration for practice under these Bye-Laws;

94.02.08   Maintenance and publication of a Register of persons qualified to practice within the jurisdiction of Bangladesh as Professional Engineers and issuance of certificates confirming registration;

94.02.09   Removal of names from the Register and restoration of the names which have been removed;

94.02.10   Regulation and maintenance of the status and standards of professional qualifications of professional Engineers;

94.02.11   Exercise of such disciplinary powers over Professional Engineers and servants of the Board as may be prescribed;

94.02.12   Formation of such Standing Committees, ad-hoc Committees, Enquiry Committees and Tribunal for carrying out the purposes of these Bye-Laws. taking disciplinary actions and hearing of complaints against Professional Engineers as the Board deems necessary;

94.02.13   Levy and collecting of annual Registration fees and CPD assessment fees from the Institution or individuals for all enrolled Professional Engineers;

94.02.14   Delegation of powers to its Officers and Committees as necessary for smooth discharge of its functions;

94.02.15   Exercise of such other powers and talking such other steps as may be necessary for efficient functioning of the Bangladesh Professional Engineers Registration Board and carrying out the purposes of these Bye- Laws;

94.02.16   Prescribing Rules of Conduct for Professional Engineers;

94.02.17   Accreditation of graduate and post graduate engineering qualifications

94.02.18   Establishment of budgets for the financial management of the Board and presentation to Council annually of the following approval Audited accounts Annual report Budget for the coming year Proposals for appointment of auditors

95.00 Power to Make Regulation with the approval of the Council of the Institution

95.01   The Board may make regulations to carry out purposes of these Bye-Lawfs and without prejudice to generality of this power, such Regulations may provide for;-

  • The management of the property of the Board and the maintenance and audit of its accounts.
  • The summoning and holding meetings of the Board conducting of the business in such meetings and maintenance of records and decisions thereof.
  • The powers and duties of the Chairman, Registrar other officers of the Board.
  • The mode of appointment of ad-hoc Committees, Sub-Committees, Standing Committees, Enquiry Committees, Tribunals, Complaints Committees, etc.
  • The mode of engaging employees, advisers, consultants, contractors, etc.
  • The method employment and the procedure for maintenance and compilation of the Register and publication of the list of practicing Professional Engineers intending to practice in engineering within the jurisdiction of Bangladesh.
  • The procedure for holding enquires and taking disciplinary actions should the institution fail to resolve the complaints about the professional conduct of Professional Engineers including those having provisional or temporary registration.
  • Any other matter. for which under these Bye—Laws provision may be made by Regulations.

95.02      Not with-standing anything contained in the above Sub-section, the Board in consultation with the concerned agencies and the Institution may make regulations provide for the recognition of academic qualifications and oilier matters as follows

  • Prescribing the conditions and standards to be achieved and maintained for permanent, temporary and provisional enrolment as Professional Engineers:
  • Prescribing a uniform minimum standard of courses of training for obtaining accredited graduate and postgraduate Engineering qualifications:
  • Prescribing minimum requirements for the content and duration of courses of stud as aforesaid.
  • Prescribing the minimum requirements for admission to courses of training as aforesaid.
  • Notifying which Engineering qualifications granted by the Engineering Institutions in Bangladesh and outside are recognized by the Board:
  • Prescribing the qualifications and experience required for professional qualifications in all branches of Engineering antecedent to granting of recognized Engineering qualifications.
  • Suggesting model terms of contract for providing professional services in different disciplines.
  • Prescribing professional conduct for individuals, groups and enterprises engaged in Engineering works in Bangladesh.
96.00 Liaison with Engineering Institutions and the Public Service Commission

96.01   The Board shall maintain liaison with Engineering Educational Institutions, the Public Service Commission, the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh and such other bodies which hold examinations for grant of academic and professional degree and selecting persons for entry into public and other services in order to ensure that a uniform standard is maintained in prescribing the professional qualifications as mentioned in section 96.02

96.02      In matters of registration of Professional Engineers, the decision of the Board about prescribing the examination standards, or the recognized qualifications or such qualifications possession of which may exempt a person form passing a prescribed examination shall be final.

97.00 Maintenance of Register of Professional Engineers

97.01   The Board shall maintain a Register of Professional Engineers

97.02      The names of only those Engineers who possess recognized qualifications and maintain the standards of professional development as prescribed in these Bye-Laws and the regulations provided for in clause II, will be entered into the said Register and as a result of which they will be called Professional Engineers.

97.03      The Board may also enter provisionally or for a temporary period of specified duration, names of such persons in the Register who may qualify for such provisional and temporary registration as may be provided in the Regulation framed under this document.

97.04      The register shall include the following particular about every Professional Engineer:

(i)      His or her full name, date of birth, domicile, residential and professional address;

(ii)     The date on which his or her name is entered in this Register;

(iii)    His or her qualification;

(iv)    Professional disciplines in which lie or she intends practice Engineering:

(v)     Any other particulars that may be prescribed.

97.05      The Board shall cause to be published in the national press, in manner may be prescribed, a list of the new Professional Engineers as on the first day of July of each year.

97.06      The Register may be in separate volumes and separate Registers may be maintained for the regular Professional Engineers ad the provisional and temporary entries.

98.00 Registers to be Public documents

The Register maintained under Clause 98 shall be deemed to be a public document.

99.00 Removal of names from the Register

99.01    The Board may remove from the Register the name of any Professional Engineer.

  • (i) Who is dead, or
  • (ii) From whom a request has been ‘received to that effect:
  • (iii) Who has not paid within a period to be defined by the Board. any prescribed fee required to be paid by him her and prescribed by the Board
  • (iv) Who after enquiry is found to have broken the Rules of Conduct
  • (v) Who has not attained the required level of CPD in the given time period, as prescribed in 95.02 (ii)

99.02    The Bangladesh Professional Engineers Registration Board may also remove the name of any person from the Register who suffers disabilities in the following respects:-

  • (i) Is of “nso” mid mind and stands so adjudged by a competent court ; or
  • (ii) Is an undischarged insolvent; or
  • (iii) having been discharged of insolvency, has not obtained from the Court a certificate confirming that his/ her insolvency was caused by misfortune, without an misconduct from his or her part ; or
  • (iv) Has been convicted by a competent court, whether within or without Bangladesh of an offence involving moral turpitude and punishable with imprisonment and/or responsible for an offence, not of a technical nature, committed by him/her in his/her professional capacity unless in respect of the offence committed, he/she has either been granted a pardon or on an application made by him/her in this behalf the Government has, by an order in writing removed the disability.

99.03    The Boards in its discretion may remove from the Register the name of any person who has been adjudged guilty of infamous conduct in any professional respect, after holding an enquiry at which opportunity has been given to such person to be heard in person of through advocate or pleader and dealing with the ease in the manner prescribed in the regulations framed for this purpose under this Bye-Laws. For the purpose of enquiry in this respect. the Board shall be deemed to be a Court within the meaning of the Evidence of the Act 1972 (I of 1972) and shall exercise all the powers of a Commissioner appointed under the Public Servant’s (Inquires) Act 1850 (XXXVII of 1850).

99.04    The name of any person whose Corporate Membership it: the Institution of Engineers. Bangladesh or another Professional Engineering body is 4ithdran or suspended shall also be removed from the register for the duration of suspension or withdrawal of such corporate membership.

100.00 Privileges of the Professional Engineer

A person who has fulfilled the prescribed requirements and whose name has been entered and remains in the Register at the order of the Board will be called a Professional Engineer and will be entitled to use the abbreviations PEng after his or her name, and will be able to use such insignia, emblems etc. as the Board may prescribe and award.

101.00 Responsibilities of a Professional Engineer

101.01                Every Professional Engineer shall notify any transfer of his or her residence or practice to the Board within 60 clays of such transfer.

101.02                No professional Engineer shall use or publish in any way whatsoever any name, title, description or symbol indicating or calculated to lead persons to infer that lie or she possesses any professional qualification unless the same has been conferred upon him by a legally constituted authority within or outside Bangladesh.

C99 The Composition of Bangladesh Professional Engineers Registration Board (BPERB)

The composition of the Registration Board shall be as follows:

  1. Chairman :

The Chairman who shall be an eminent Engineer and shall be a fellow of the Institution to be nominated by the Council as per provision of the Bye-Laws of the Institution from a panel of three eminent engineers proposed by a search committee formed by the President of the Institution.

  1. Vice Chairman :

The Vice Chairman who shall be an eminent Engineer and shall be a fellow of the Institution to be nominated by the Council as per provision of the Bye-Laws of the Institution from a panel of three eminent engineers proposed by a search committee formed by the President of the Institution.

  1. Members (Ex-Officio)
    1. i) Vice President (Academic & International Affairs), IEB
    2. ii) Honorary General Secretary, IEB
  • iii) Chairman, BAETE
  1. Members :
  2. Vice Chancellor BUET or his nominee at the level of Senior Professor (engineering faculty)
    1. Two Vice Chancellors from DUET/RUET/KUET/CUET/TEU/ BAU or their nominees at the level of Senior Professor (engineering faculty) and one member from private universities having at least one program accredited by BAETE, to be nominated by the Council.
      1. i) One Representative from the Ministry of Education not below the rank of an Additional Secretary (preferably with background of science & technology) to be nominated by the Council.
      2. ii) One number from private universities at the level of a senior Professor to be nominated by the Council.
  • iii) Two Corporate Members of The Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh who shall have been a fellow to be nominated by the Council.
  1. iv) Two engineers from the public sector, holding or held not below the rank of Chief Engineer or equivalent and having good academic records and professional experience, nominated by the Council of The Institution who shall have been a Fellow of the Institution.
  2. v) Four members representing the Private Sectors nominated by the Council of The Institution as per provision of the Bye-Laws.
  3. vi) Five eminent members from other professions nominated by the Council of The Institution as per provision of the Bye-Laws.
  • vii) One member from a region/international engineering professional body by invitation from the Council of The Institution.
C100 Terms of Office of the Registration Board

The terms of the office of the Board shall be 4 (four) years. Maximum one half of the members of the Board shall be replaced every two years by the Council on the recommendation of the Board. Past, Immediate Past Chairman, Vice Chairman or Members may be re-nominated

C101 Registration as Professional Engineer

A Corporate Member of The Institution, fulfilling the prescribed requirements of the Board and hiving his her name entered in the Register at the order of the Board, shall he called a Professional Engineer and shall be entitled to use the abbreviations P.Eng. after his or her name and shall be able to use such insignia emblems. etc. as the Board may prescribe and award as long as his/her name is on the Register.

101A.00 Submission for Registration of Professional Engineers

Applicants shall enclose the following with submissions:

  1. Completed application Form with signature
  2. Details of previous seven years of service record in engineering profession of which at least two years must be in a responsible capacity where s/he has taken independent decisions.
  • Evidence of academic qualifications
  1. Evidence of membership of IEB
  2. Achievement of competence and commitment written by the candidate in 3000-4000 words should be submitted (printed)
  3. References obtained from three sponsors in sealed envelopes are to be submitted (Sponsor’s confidential Report)
  • Statement of five (5) days or thirty (30) hours of CPD record during previous twelve (12) months
  • Two copies of attested recent photograph (passport size)

 

101A.01   Checking of Submission

 The Application will be checked by a committee headed by the Registrar, BPERB to ensure that:

  1. All documentations are as required and in order.
  2. The sponsors’ reports on ethics and character as required.
  • The necessary processing fees have been paid.
  1. Professional competence and commitment report made by the applicant in order.
  2. CPD quality and quantity as required.

If the Registrar is of the opinion that the submitted documentation does not meet the necessary submission, the applicant will be requested to make correction/ changes and to resubmit a corrected application.

101A.02     Formation of Assessor Panel and Preliminary Selection

Once satisfied that the complete Application is in order, the Registrar will place the relevant documentation to the Board for forming an Assessor Panel of two members nominating from the BPERB list of assessors. The assessors will individually examine the CPD record, sponsors’ reports, work experience of the applicants and the competence and commitment reports submitted by the applicants. The grades of CPD record, work experience, sponsors’ report and competence report are compiled. On that basis the assessors will select the successful candidates for an oral test/interview and for Writing Assignment (WA). The preliminary selected candidates attend oral interview and sit for Writing Assignment. The assessors jointly grade the oral interview and independently Writing Assignment.

101A.03     The interview(oral test)/professional review will begin with a 15-minute (about) presentation of the candidate’s experience based on project(s) to highlight his/her work experience and involvement in a maximum 4 (four) specific projects. This is an opportunity for the candidate to go into more detail on particular topics linking to the career competence and commitment report.

Generally the performance of interview (oral test) provides assessment of the attributes gained by and required of the applicant to comply with the CORE PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE STANDARDS and rules of ethics for professional engineers. The presentation, question, answer and discussion during oral interview will last a maximum one hour.

101A.04    The applicants are expected to have developed standard competences along with rules of ethics and communication skills formed by BPERB and s/he is to demonstrate these through Writing Assignment in two hours. This Writing Assignment (within 1500 – 2000 words) exercise shall be held in a controlled condition (examination) under the supervision of the assessor panel formed by the Board. This Writing Assignment will be conducted in English on one subject comprising ethics and communication skills. This shall highlight a candidate’s knowledge of ethics and his/her communication skills. The subject of the Writing Assignment (WA) comprising ethics and communication skills shall be decided by the assessor panel. The assessors shall set two questions for choosing one for answering.

101B.00 Award of Professional Engineer Registration
  1. An assessor panel of two members assesses a batch of one or two candidates at a time. An application package of each candidate is sent to the assessor panel by the Registrar and they check the followings :
  • CPD Report
  • Work Experience
  • Sponsor’s Report
  • Competence and Commitment Report

An application is rejected by the assessor panel if the quality and quantity of CPD is not equivalent to the Core Competence of IEA or work experience shown in the application is less than seven years or the evidence lacks two years experience in a responsible capacity or the sponsor’s grade is less than 2.5 on scale 1-5.

Otherwise the applications are accepted and the applicants are called for interview (oral test) to be held for an hour and for producing WA (Writing Assignment) in a controlled condition in two hours. The assessor panel checks the WA and grades them on a scale 1-4. The grades of Writing Assignment (WA), Interview (oral test), Work experience and Competence and Commitment Repot are complied together to take decision for recommending Pass, Fail or Borderline.

  1. The assessors take decision on the basis of the ratings of Competence and Commitment Report, Oral Test, Writing Assignment (WA) and work experience for recommending pass, fail or borderline case. The assessors’ decision is free from any interference and influence by a third party. Ruther the activities of BPERB are always free from such interference.
  • On the recommendation of the respective Assessor panels, the Registrar will place the recommended list in the Board meeting after getting clear statements from Ethics Board of IEB for the award of the Professional Engineer status to the applicants and allow them to use the abbreviated title PEng as post nominal. After the approval of Board the result will be notified by the Registrar, BPERB.
  1. If the Assessor Panel is of the opinion that the candidate does not appear to meet the necessary requirements of competence, the Panel could:

Reject the case – here details of short-comings must be given in the comment box to enable the unsuccessful applicant to take remedial measures before s/he again applies; All such decisions of Assessor Panel will be conveyed in written to the Registrar who will inform the applicants accordingly.

101C.00 Renewal of P.Eng Registration

For the renewal of registration of the P.Eng the applicant will be required to provide evidence of :

  1. Continuation in the engineering profession at the same or higher level of responsibility;
  2. An average of not less than 5 (five) day or 30 (thirty) hours CPD undertaken for the previous year;
  • Payment of the prescribed registration fees.

 

 101C.01    Re-sitting the Professional Review :

The unsuccessful candidates at the oral interview or the Professional essay writing (Writing Assignment) will need to undertake the whole process again.  In case of resit s/he has to demonstrate all the required attributes fresh.

 101C.02    Annual Registration :

Annual registration fees are due on 1st January of each year. If registration fees are not paid by 31st October of a year, the names of such engineers be removed from the Register of Professional Engineers, after giving a period of one month’s notice, by a letter sent by Registered Post. The registration fees for a particular year will be accepted only if the Professional Engineer has submitted his/her CPD requirements of the previous year for verification and declares that s/he is actively engaged in the practice of engineering.

101C.03    Re-Registration :

Engineers whose names have been taken off from the Register can get themselves re-registered after paying arrears of registration fees and submitting their updated CPD records for verification. If the arrears of registration fees are due for more than two preceding years, a surcharge of 25% of the fees will be levied.

101D.00 Appeals by agrieved Candidates

Candidates have the right to appeal to BPERB where they feel that there was an error in the process and in cases of unforeseen events. If a candidate is aggrieved about the assessment process and the gradings, s/he may appeal for justice.

 101D.01 Ground for appeal :

An appeal may be made by a person on one or more of the following grounds:

  1. that the assessor panel has not considered all relevant material presented.
  2. that irrelevant information was taken into account
  • that due process has not been followed
  1. that the conduct of the assessment has demonstrated bias that has affected the applicant.

 

  101D.02 Lodging an appeal :

An appeal by a candidate must;   

  1. be in writing
  2. set out the grounds for appeal
  • be lodged with the Chairman BPERB within 2 months of the date of notification of the Assessor Panel’s decision.
  1. pay the prescribed fees for reassessment.

 

101D.03 Processing Appeals :

  1. The Chairman BPERB will form appropriately constituted an Appeal Panel. The Appeal Panel must include at least three Professional members (P.Eng) of IEB, Bangladesh, preferably in the same discipline/area of practice as the appellant, one of whom will be appointed by the Chairman, BPERB as Chair.
  2. The original decision maker(s), assessor(s) or Assessor Panel will not be included in the Appeal Panel.
  • Proposed Appeal Panel members must declare any prior knowledge of association with the appellant before being appointed to the Panel. If a conflict of interest arises that might unfairly influence the outcome of appeal, that person must stand down.
  1. An Appeal Panel must conduct its proceedings as promptly as proper consideration of the matter(s) permits, must declare and take action to remove any conflict of interest, must conduct its assessment in private.
  2. A decision supported by the majority of the votes cast is the decision of an Appeal Panel.
  3. The decision of an Appeal Panel is final.
  • The Registrar, BPERB will provide the appellant with a written statement of the decision of an Appeal Panel, including the statement of reasons.
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