These FAQs were formulated from the most frequently asked questions to date. Please use the fields below to assist in finding the question and answer that best suited for your query.
The PERB is authorized to administer the Professional Engineers Registration Act (PERA) and does the following inter alia:
Registration is compulsory for all persons, firms and organizations wishing to offer engineering services in JamaicaBack to Top
Yes. The public may lodge a complaint in writing against a registered engineer with the PERB, addressed to the Registrar at PERB’s offices. The board, after investigation, may take disciplinary action including censure, reprimand or delisting.
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Persons who contravene the PERA will be guilty of an offence and will be liable to be fined on summary conviction before a Resident Magistrate.Back to Top
The PERB currently approves engineers in fifteen categories of engineering work including:
Yes. Applicants who meet all the requirements under the Act may be qualified for registration by the Board in the categories deemed appropriate. They may then carry on the practice of engineering in these categories and charge fees in accordance with services renderedBack to Top
Those who may qualify for special registration are:
Persons working for a specified time on a particular project, persons on the staff of the University of the West Indies, persons at other institutions approved by the Minister of Transport and Works such as the Parish Councils and persons engaged in a teaching or research capacity in engineering work. The special registration remains valid as long as they remain engaged, as they were when the special registration was granted. This only applies as long as they continue to work for the particular organization for which they received special registration.
Temporary registration may be granted to engineers who satisfy the PERB that they will be visiting Jamaica temporarily for the purpose of practicing the profession of engineering