Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content


Any person who desires to be registered as a Professional Engineering Technologist, or as a candidate engineering technologist may lodge the prescribed application with ECSA. The application must be complete in all respects to obviate unnecessary delays in the processing of the application.
Applications from persons holding accredited qualifications, including those already registered as candidate engineering technologists (formerly engineering technologists in training), will not be subjected to a detailed evaluation of their qualifications. Any applicant should at least have had three years of post-qualification training and experience before an application will be considered for registration. See Policy Statement R2/1B and the relevant DSG
An application is administratively checked for completeness. If incomplete the applicant is advised of the deficiency which must be rectified as soon as possible. Our experience shows that incomplete and badly prepared applications cause serious delays in the processing and finalisation of applications. It is strongly advised that applicants carefully read the application forms and meticulously follow the instructions. Applicants will be expected to have consulted the documents listed above and to have completed their application forms strictly in accordance with the requirements. Applications that do not comply with all the requirements will cause delays. It should be noted that the quality of a person’s application reflects on his or her professionalism.
Assuming that an applicant’s qualification is recognised, the process of evaluating the applicant’s training and experience starts. The number of applications received every month are referred to a subcommittee responsible for the discipline relevant to an applicant’s education, training and experience. The members of these committees, who are volunteers and evaluate applications in their own spare time, advise the administration of their findings and recommendations and the files are prepared for discussion at the meetings.
If a committee is unanimous in finding that an applicant is registerable the committee’s decision is reported to the next meeting of the Registration Committee for Professional Engineering Technologists. If successful the applicant is immediately registered administratively and the applicant is advised accordingly.
It is important to note that persons who were registered as "Professional Technologists (Engineering)" in terms of the Engineering Profession Act, 1990 are deemed to be registered as "Professional Engineering Technologists" in terms of Act 46 of 2000.