The Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (BPEQ) is the state engineering regulator. Established in 1930, BPEQ’s role is to administer the Professional Engineers Act 2002 (PE Act), regulate the engineering profession and register engineers to practise.
Engineers registered with BPEQ are given the protected title registered professional engineer of Queensland (RPEQ). Under the PE Act any person carrying out a professional engineering service in or for Queensland must be a RPEQ. The RPEQ mark demonstrates an engineer’s qualification, competence and experience and by being a RPEQ engineers commit themselves to ethical practise and ongoing professional development.
There are currently more than 18,000 RPEQs, across various engineers disciplines, registered by BPEQ.
BPEQ is also charged with investigating RPEQs whose conduct falls below the standards mandated by the PE Act or persons who do not comply with the PE Act (e.g. carrying out a professional engineering service when unregistered).
BPEQ – protecting the public and setting the standard of engineering.