Chartered Professional Engineers of New Zealand Act 2002

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Version as at 1 July 2022

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Chartered Professional Engineers of New Zealand Act 2002

Public Act
2002 No 17
Date of assent
31 May 2002
see section 2

The Parliamentary Counsel Office has made editorial and format changes to this version using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019.

Note 4 at the end of this version provides a list of the amendments included in it.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.


3Purpose of Act
5Act to bind the Crown
6Title of chartered professional engineer
7Protection of title of chartered professional engineer
8Requirements for initial registration as chartered professional engineer
9Issue and term of registration certificate
10Registration charges
11Chartered professional engineer to meet minimum standards for continued registration
12Removal from register
13Suspension from register
14Placing registration in abeyance
15Effect of suspension or abeyance of registration
16Registration Authority to keep register of chartered professional engineers
17Form of register
18Matters to be shown in register
19Register to be public
20Complaints on chartered professional engineers
21Grounds for discipline of chartered professional engineers
22Disciplinary penalties
23Non-payment of fines or costs
24Decision-making functions of Registration Authority and Council under this Part
25Specified procedure for making decisions
26Other procedure for making decisions
27Registration Authority and Council may hear evidence for disciplinary matters
28District Court may authorise Registration Authority or Council to summon witnesses on disciplinary matters
29Issuing of summons by Registration Authority or Council
30Serving of summons
31Witnesses’ fees, allowances, and expenses
32Failure to comply with summons
33Protection for members of decision authorities and others for disciplinary matters
34Enforcement of orders
35Right of appeal
36Decisions to have effect until appeal
37Hearing and determination of appeal
38Appeal to High Court on questions of law
39Functions of Registration Authority
40Rules relating to chartered professional engineers
41Particular requirements for preparation and approval of rules containing CPEng standards
42Application of Legislation Act 2012 to rules [Repealed]
43Registration Authority may delegate functions
44Establishment of Chartered Professional Engineers Council
45Functions of Council
46Body corporate status and powers
47Powers to be exercised for purpose of functions
48Members and their role
49Composition of board
50Criteria for appointment
51Further provisions as to Council and its board in Schedule 1
52Registration Authority to provide annual performance report to Council
53Council to provide annual performance reports on Registration Authority to Minister
54Obligation for Council to prepare own annual report
55Financial statements and statement of responsibility
57Obligation for Council to provide own annual report to Minister
58Council to publish reports
59Annual reports to be presented to House of Representatives
60Power of Minister to require information relating to affairs of Council
61Financial year of Council
62Certificate of Registration Authority or Council to be conclusive evidence
63Payment and application of charges, fines, and other money
64Annual levy to be paid by Registration Authority to Council
66Outline of transitional and consequential provisions
67Members of Engineers Registration Board to be members of Council on commencement date
68Engineers Registration Board to pay start-up amount to Council
69Related amendments to other Acts
70Rules must be made and provided to Council before 1 November 2002
71Registration Authority not to register persons for 6-month establishment period
72Related amendment to Privacy Act 1993 at end of establishment period
73Engineers Registration Board to cease new registrations from end of establishment period
74Dissolution of Engineers Registration Board at end of transitional period
75Repeal of Engineers Registration Act 1924 at end of transitional period
76Other enactments amended at end of transitional period
77Prohibition on use of title of registered engineer from end of transitional period