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LAWS OF KENYA The engineers regisTraTion acT Chapter 530 Revised Edition 2009 (1992) Published by the National Council for Law Reporting with the Authority of the Attorney General CAP2.

530 Engineers Registration [Rev.

2009 CHAPTER 530 THE ENGINEERS REGISTRATION ACT ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS part IprelImInary Section 1Short title.

2Interpretation.

part IIthe Board 3Establishment of the Engineers Registration Board.

4Limitation of liability of members.

part IIIthe regIstrar and the regIster 5Appointment of Registrar.

6Register of engineers.

7Publication of register and list.

8Publication prima facie evidence of registration.

9Inspection of register.

10Proof of documents.

part IVregIstratIon 11Qualications for registration.

12Temporary registration.

12AAnnual licence.

13Power to remove from and correct register.

14Restoration to the register.

15Powers to suspend registration, etc.

16Procedure at inquiry.

17Disobedience of summons and refusal to give evidence.

18Appeals.

part Vgeneral proVIsIons 19Effect of registration.

20Restrictions on use of title by non-registered persons.

21Dishonest practices.

22Regulations.

23Exemptions.

schedule.

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530 3 CHAPTER 530 15 of 1969, THE ENGINEERS REGISTRATION ACT 8 of 1975, 15 of 1978, L.N.

244/1978, th 20 of 1989, Commencement: 5 September, 1969 5 of 1990, s.

2, An Act of Parliament to provide for the registration of engineers and for 21 of 1990, connected purposes 9 of 2000, 7 of 2002.

part IpelImInary 1.

This Act may be cited as the Engineers Registration Act.

Short title.

2.

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires Interpretation.

15 of 1978, s.

2, Board means the Engineers Registration Board established by 5 of 1990, s.

2.

section 3; register means the register of engineers kept under section 6 and includes all, or any particular, parts thereof as the context so permits or implies; registered consulting engineer means a person whose name is for the time being entered in the register as a registered consulting engineer in a particular engineering discipline, classication and grade; registered engineer means a person whose name is for the time being entered in the register as a registered engineer; registered graduate engineer means a person whose name is for the time being entered in the register as a registered graduate engineer; registered graduate technician engineer means a person whose name is for the time being entered in the register as a registered graduate technician engineer; registered technician engineer means a person whose name is for the time being entered in the register as a registered technician engineer; Registrar means the Registrar of the Board appointed under section 5.

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(1) There is hereby established a Board, to be known as of the Engineers the Engineers Registration Board, which shall have responsibility Registration Board.

for regulating the activities and conduct of registered engineers in accordance with the functions and powers conferred upon it by this Act.

(2) The Board shall (a) be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal; (b) in its corporate name be capable of suing and being sued; (c) for and in connection with the purposes of this Act, be capable of acquiring, holding and disposing of movable and immovable property in its corporate name.

(3) The provisions of the Schedule shall have effect as to the constitution and proceedings of the Board and otherwise in relation to the Board.

Limitation of liability 4.

No member of the Board shall be personally liable for any of members.

act or default of the Board done or omitted in good faith in the course of carrying out the responsibilities and functions of, or exercising the powers conferred upon, the Board.

part IIIthe regIstrar and the regIster Appointment of 5.

The Minister shall appoint a Registrar of the Board, who may Registrar.

be a public ofcer, and who shall hold and vacate ofce in accordance with the terms of his appointment.

Register of engineers.

6.

(1) The Registrar shall keep and maintain a register in which the 15 of 1978, s.

3.

name of every person entitled to have his name entered therein shall be entered as soon as is practicable after his being accepted by the Board for registration, showing against his name (a) the date of entry; (b) his address; (c) his qualications; (d) the engineering discipline in which he is registered, that is to say, whether as civil engineer, mechanical engineer, Rev.

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530 5 electrical engineer or as the case may require; and (e) such other particulars as the Board may from time to time direct.

(2) The register shall be kept and maintained in as many different parts as the Board shall from time to time direct: Provided that the names of registered engineers shall be entered in a separate part of the register from the part in which the names of registered graduate engineers are entered.

(3) All changes in the particulars registered under sub section (1) shall be entered in the register by the Registrar.

7.

(1) The Registrar shall cause to be published in the Gazette, Publication of as soon as may be practicable after registration, the name, address and register and list.

qualications of each registered engineer and, subject to the directions of the Board, he may cause to be so published any amendment to or deletion from the register.

(2) The Registrar shall cause to be published in the Gazette, at the beginning of each year, a list containing the names, addresses and qualications of all registered engineers remaining on the register at the close of the previous year.

8.

A publication under section 7 shall be prima facie evidence that Publication prima the persons named therein are registered under this Act, and the deletion facie evidence of registration.

from the register of the name of any person notied by such publication, or the absence of the name of any person from such publication, shall be prima facie evidence that such person is not so registered.

9.

Any person may inspect the register and any documents Inspection of register.

relating to any entry therein, and may obtain from the Registrar a copy of or an extract from the register or any such document, on payment of the prescribed fee.

10.

(1) In any legal proceedings, a paper purporting to be a copy Proof of documents.

of or an extract from the register or any document kept or published by the Registrar, and purporting to be certied by the Registrar to be a true copy or extract, shall be admissible as prima facie evidence of the contents of the register or document.

(2) No process for compelling the production of the register or any document kept by the Registrar shall issue from any court except with the leave of that court, and any such process which is so issued shall bear a statement that it was issued with the leave of the court.

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(1) Subject to this Act, a person shall be entitled, on making an Qualications for application to the Board in the prescribed form and on payment to the registration.

Board of the prescribed fee, to be registered under this Act and to have 15 of 1978, s.

4, his name entered in the register as a registered engineer if he is 5 of 1990, s.

3.

(a) a member of an institution of engineers the membership of which is recognized for the time being by the Board as furnishing a sufcient guarantee of academic knowledge of and practical experience in engineering; or (b) a person who (i) is the holder of a degree, diploma or licence of a university or school of engineering which may be recognized for the time being by the Board as furnishing sufcient evidence of an adequate academic training in engineering; and (ii) has had not less than three years practical experience of such a nature as to satisfy the Board as to his competence to practise as a registered engineer: Provided that not less than two years of the practical experience required by this subparagraph shall have taken place after obtaining the academic qualication specied in subparagraph (i).

(2) Subject to this Act, a person shall be entitled, on making an application to the Board in the prescribed form and on payment to the Board of the prescribed fee, to be registered under this Act and to have his name entered in the register as a registered graduate engineer if he is a person to whom subsection (1) (b) (i) applies but is not yet a person to whom either subsection (1) (a) or subsection (1) (b) (ii) applies.

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(4) Subject to this Act, a person shall be entitled on making an application to the Board in the prescribed form and on payment to the Board of the prescribed fee, to be registered under this Act and to have his name entered in the register as a registered graduate technician engineer if he is the holder of a higher national diploma or an equivalent qualication in engineering obtained from an engineering polytechnic or college recognized for the time being by the Board as furnishing evidence of adequate academic training.

(5) Subject to this Act, a person shall be entitled on making an application to the Board in the prescribed form and on payment to the Board of the prescribed fee to be registered under this Act and to have his name entered in the register as a registered technician engineer if (a) he is the holder of a higher national diploma or an equivalent qualication in engineering obtained from an engineering polytechnic or college recognized for the time being by the Board as furnishing evidence of adequate academic training; and (b) has had not less than three years practical experience of such a nature as to satisfy the Board as to his competence to practise as a registered technician engineer.

(6) Subject to this Act, a registered engineer shall be entitled on making an application to the Board in the prescribed form and on payment to the Board of the prescribed fee, to be registered under this Act and to have his name entered in the register as a registered consulting engineer in a particular classication and grade if (a) he has practised in a specialized engineering eld as a registered engineer for a period determined by the Board; and (b) he has satised the Board as to his having achieved a standard of competence to enable him to practise as a consulting engineer in a particular specialization and grade.

(7) The Board may require an applicant for registration to satisfy CAP8.

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Temporary 12.

(I) Where a person satises the Board registration.

(a) that he is not ordinarily resident in Kenya; (b) that he is or intends to be present in Kenya in the capacity of an engineer for the express purpose of carrying out specic work for which he has been engaged; and (c) that he is, or immediately before entering Kenya was, in practice as an engineer in such a capacity as to satisfy the Board of his tness to serve the public as a registered engineer, the Board may, if it thinks t, direct that such person shall be registered either for a period not exceeding one year or for the duration of any specic work.

(2) An application for registration under this section shall be in the prescribed form and accompanied by the prescribed fee, and the Board may require an applicant to appear before it for the purpose of considering his application, and shall require every applicant to produce documentary evidence of his work or employment immediately prior to his entering Kenya.

(3) Registration of a person under this section shall continue only for the period or for the duration of the work specied by the Board and the decision of the Board as to whether or not the work has terminated shall be conclusive.

(4) A person registered under this section shall, in relation to the period or the work specied and to things done or omitted in respect thereof, be treated as registered under this Act but in relation to other matters shall be treated as not so registered.

Annual licence.

12A.

(1) Every person who has been registered under this Act 9 of 2000, s.

111, shall, if he intends to practise in his professional capacity, require, in 7 of 2002, s.

58.

addition to such registration, an annual licence in the prescribed form for which he shall pay to the Board a prescribed fee which shall be the sum of ve thousand shillings, or such other sum as the Minister for the time being responsible for nance may, by notice in the Gazette, prescribe.

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(3) Every annual licence shall bear the date on which it is issued and shall be effective from that date, and shall expire at the end of the licence year in which it is issued.

st st (4) The licence year shall be from the 1 January to the 31 December in each year.

(5) The Registrar shall enter on the register a notice of the date of issue of every annual licence.

(6) For the puposes of this Act, a person shall be deemed to practise in his professional capacity if he engages exclusively in his profession (a) on his own account and is entitled to receive the entire amount of all fees or charges earned for his own nancial benet; or (b) in partnership with others and is entitled to recieive a share of the prot earned by such partnership for his own nancial benet and is liable to bear a share of any losses incurred by such partnership, but no person shall be deemed to be practising in his professional capacity where he is employed (i) by the Government or any other public body; or (ii) by any state corporation as dened by the State Corpora- Cap.

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tions Act; or (iii) as an employee of any person or partnership engaged in his profession where all fees earned by him in his professional capacity accrue to the benet of his employer notwithstanding that he is employed in his professional capacity.

13.

(1) The Board may at any time direct that the name of a person Power to remove be removed from the register where such person has from and correct register.

(a) failed within a period of six months from the date of an 5 of 1990, s.

4.

inquiry sent by the Registrar by prepaid registered letter to the address appearing in the register against his name, to notify the Registrar of his current address; or CAP10.

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(2) The Registrar shall remove from the register the name of every person who dies, and shall remove from the register any entry which has been incorrectly or fraudulently made.

(3) Except in the circumstances specied in subsection (1) (a) and in subsection (2), the removal of a persons name from the register shall be notied by the Registrar to the person by prepaid registered letter addressed to the address appearing in the register against his name immediately before the removal.

(4) Subject to section 14, a person whose name has been removed from the register shall cease from the date of such removal to be registered for the purposes of this Act.

Restoration to the 14.

(1) Where the name of any person has been removed from register.

the register under section 13, the name of that person shall not be again entered in the register except by direction of the Board.

(2) Where the name of any person has been removed from the register or the effect of the registration of any person has been suspended in terms of paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section 15, the Board may, either of its own motion or on the application of the person concerned made in the prescribed manner, and in either case after holding such inquiry as the Board thinks t, direct that (a) the removal from the register be conrmed; or (b) the name of that person be restored to the register; or (c) the suspension of the effect of the registration of that person Rev.

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(3) A direction given by the Board under subsection (2) may include provision for the date upon which a restoration to the register or the termination of a suspension of the effect of registration shall take effect and for the payment by the person concerned of such fee, not exceeding the fee payable on an application for registration, as the Board may determine.

15.

(1) If a registered engineer, registered consulting engineer, Powers to suspend registered graduate technician engineer, registered technician engineer registration, etc.

or registered graduate engineer is convicted of an offence under this Act, 15 of 1978, s.

5, or is, after due inquiry held by the Board, found to have been guilty of 5 of 1990, s.

5.

an act or omission amounting to improper or disgraceful conduct in a professional respect, the Board may (a) caution or censure such registered engineer, registered consulting engineer, registered graduate technician engineer, registered technician engineer or registered graduate engineer; or (b) direct that, during such period as the Board may specify, his registration shall not have effect; or (c) direct that his name be removed from the register.

(2) For the purposes of this section a registered engineer who describes himself as a consulting engineer shall be guilty of improper conduct in a professional respect if he can be shown to have any direct or indirect interest in commercial, manufacturing or contracting interests such as would tend to inuence his exercise of independent professional judgment in the matters upon which he advises.

(3) For the purposes of this section a registered graduate engineer who describes himself in any way so as to imply that he is, or so as to lead any person to think that he is, qualied for registration as a registered engineer shall be guilty of improper or disgraceful conduct in a professional respect.

16.

(1) Upon any inquiry held by the Board under this Act, the Procedure at inquiry.

person whose conduct is being inquired into shall be entitled to appear and to be heard in person or to be represented by an advocate.

(2) For the purposes of proceedings at any inquiry held by it, the Board shall have power (a) to administer oaths; CAP12.

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(3) All summonses and orders issued under the hand of the chairman or vice-chairman of the Board shall be deemed to be issued by the Board.

(4) The chairman, or in his absence the vice-chairman, of the Board shall record or cause to be recorded a summary of any oral evidence given at an inquiry held by the Board.

(5) Subject to this section and to any regulations made under section 22, the Board shall have power to regulate its own procedure at an inquiry held by it.

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(6) For the purposes of Chapter XI of the Penal Code, an inquiry held by the Board shall be deemed to be a judicial proceeding.

Disobedience of 17.

Any person upon whom a summons or order issued under summons and refusal section 16 has been served who refuses or omits without sufcient to give evidence.

cause to attend at the time and place mentioned therein, or refuses without sufcient cause to answer fully and satisfactorily to the best of his knowledge and belief all questions put to him by or with the concurrence of the Board, or refuses or omits without sufcient cause to produce any documents in his possession or under his control which are specied in the order, shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a ne not exceeding one thousand shillings: Provided that every person giving evidence before the Board shall, in respect of any evidence given by him or any document produced by him, be entitled to all the privileges to which he would be entitled as a witness before the High Court.

Appeals.

18.

(1) Any person aggrieved by a decision of the Board to refuse 15 of 1978, s.

6, to register his name, or to remove the name of a registered engineer, L.N.

244/1978, registered consulting engineer, registered graduate technician engineer, 5 of 1990, s.

5.

registered technician or a registered graduate engineer from the register, or to suspend the effect of registration of his name, or to refuse to restore his name to the register, may appeal to the High Court against the decision of the Board and in any such appeal the High Court may give such directions in the matter as it thinks proper, and any order of the High Court under this section shall be nal.

(2) The Board may appear as respondent and be heard on any appeal against its decision and, for the purpose of enabling directions to Rev.

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(3) Until rules of court are made under the Judicature Act for such Cap.

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appeals, and subject to any such rules when made, the provisions of the Civil Procedure Act shall apply as if the decision or direction of the Cap.

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Board were a decree of a court exercising original jurisdiction.

part Vgeneral proVIsIons 19.

(1) Every person whose name has been entered in the register Effect of registration.

as a registered engineer shall, so long as his name remains in the register 15 of 1978, s.

7, as a registered engineer, be entitled to adopt and use the style and title 5 of 1990, s.

6.

Registered Engineer, or such contraction thereof as the Board may approve, and to offer his services to the public for gain or reward or by way of trade in the engineering discipline in which he is registered.

(2) Every person whose name has been entered in the register as a registered graduate engineer shall, so long as his name remains in the register as a registered graduate engineer, be entitled to adopt and use the style or title Registered Graduate Engineer, or such contraction thereof as the Board may from time to time approve, and may offer his services for employment in the engineering discipline in which he is registered.

(3) Every person whose name has been entered in the register as a registered consulting engineer shall, so long as his name remains in the register as a registered consulting engineer, be entitled to adopt and use the style or title Registered Consulting Engineer or such contraction thereof as the Board may from time to time approve and may offer his services for employment in the engineering discipline and grade in which he is registered.

(4) Every person whose name has been entered in the register as a registered graduate technician engineer shall, so long as his name remains in the register as a registered graduate technician engineer be entitled to adopt and use the style or title Registered Graduate Technician Engineer or such contraction thereof as the Board may from time to time approve and may offer his services in the engineering discipline in which he is registered.

(5) Every person whose name has been entered in the register as a registered technician engineer shall, so long as his name remains in the register as a registered technician engineer, be entitled to adopt and use the style and title Registered Technician Engineer or such contraction thereof as the Board may from time to time approve and may offer his CAP14.

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Restrictions on 20.

(1) Any person who, whether or not he is otherwise qualied use of titles or as or to be an engineer of any description not being registered under words to describe this Act non-registered persons, etc.

(a) pretends to be a registered engineer or a registered graduate 15 of 1978, s.

8, technician engineer or a registered technician engineer or a5 of 1990, s.

7.

registered consulting engineer; or (b) subject to section 23, takes or uses in any way the style or title of engineer in describing his occupation or his business or any other name, style, title, addition or description implying whether in itself or in the circumstances in which it is used, that such person is an engineer; or (c) in any way holds himself out to be an engineer of any description, shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a ne not exceeding twenty thousand shillings or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both.

(2) Any person who (a) being registered under this Act as a registered graduate engineer or a registered graduate technician engineer or a registered technician engineer in any way pretends to be or acts as if he was a registered engineer; or (b) being registered under this Act as a registered engineer or a registered graduate engineer or a registered graduate technician engineer or a registered technician engineer in any way pretends to be or acts as if he was a registered consulting engineer; or (c) being registered under this Act, in one or more disciplines and grades pretends to be, or acts as if he was, registered in another discipline or grade, shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a ne not exceeding twenty thousand shillings or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both.

Dishonest practices.

21.

Any person who 20 of 1989, Sch., (a) fraudulently makes, or causes or permits to be made, any 9 of 2000, s.

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59.

or (b) fraudulently procures or attempts to procure himself or any other person to be registered; (c) knowingly and wilfully makes any statement which is false in a material particular, or which is misleading, with a view to gaining any advantage, concession or privilege under this Act, whether for himself or for any other person; (d) practices or attempts to practise as a registered engineer without holding a current valid annual licence, shall be guilty of an offence and liable for a ne not exceeding ve thousand shillings.

22.

Subject to section 18 (3), the Minister may make regulations Regulations.

generally for the better carrying out of the provisions of this Act, and, 20 of 1989, Sch., 9 of 2000, s.

113, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, any such regulations 7 of 2002, s.

60.

may provide for (a) the conduct of the business of the Board and the procedure to be followed by the Board in any inquiry under this Act; (b) the appointment by the Board amongst its members of sub-committees and the co-option of persons thereto; (c) the duties of the Registrar; (d) the issue of certicates of registration and annual licence; (e) the fees to be paid for anything which may be done under this Act; (f) the forms to be used under this Act; (g) the exemption of any persons or class of persons from all or any of the provisions of this Act, provided they comply with such conditions as may be prescribed by the regulations; and (h) prescribing anything which under this Act may be prescribed.

23.

(1) Nothing in this Act shall prohibit or render liable to Exemptions.

prosecution any person who is registered in accordance with the 15 of 1978, s.

9.

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(2) The Minister may by regulation made under section 22 exempt certain persons, or classes of persons in particular engineering disciplines or in particular occupations or employment, from having to comply with any or all of the provisions of this Act.

SCHEDULE (s.

3) Membership of the 1.

(1) The Board shall consist of seven members who shall be Board.

persons eligible for registration under this Act and, where practicable, resident in Kenya.

(2) The members of the Board shall be (a) four persons appointed by the Minister; and (b) three persons appointed by the Institution of Engineers of Kenya.

Tenure of ofce of 2.

(1) Every year one of the members of the Board in the service members of Board.

of the Government and one of the members not being in the service of the Government shall retire, and the member to retire in each case shall be the one who has been in ofce longest; and where two or more members have been in ofce for the same length of time the member to retire shall be chosen by ballot.

(2) A member may resign by giving to the Minister notice in writing of his intention to do so.

(3) Retiring members are eligible for reappointment.

(4) Casual vacancies shall be lled as they arise, and for the purpose of subparagraph (1) a member appointed to ll a casual vacancy shall be treated as if he were the member he was appointed to replace.

Chairman and vice- 3.

(1) The Minister shall nominate one member to be chairman chairman of Board.

of the Board, and the vice-chairman shall be elected by the Board from among its members immediately after the annual appointments of members have taken place.

(2) In the absence of the chairman, or in the event of his incapacity from illness or any other cause, the functions of the chairman shall be Rev.

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4.

(1) The chairman of the Board shall convene an ordinary Meetings of Board.

meeting of the Board whenever it may be necessary or expedient for the transaction of its business and shall appoint a suitable time, place and date for the holding of each meeting.

(2) The chairman of the Board may convene a special meeting of the Board at any time, and shall cause a special meeting of the Board to be held within twenty-one days after receiving a written request to do so signed by not fewer than three members of the Board.

5.

(1) The chairman or vice-chairman and three other members Quorum and voting of the Board shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of the Board.

at meetings of Board.

(2) All acts, matters and things authorized to be done by the Board shall be decided by resolution at a meeting of the Board at which a quorum is present.

(3) A decision of the majority of members present and voting at a meeting of the Board shall be deemed to be a decision of the Board.

(4) Every member of the Board shall have one vote, and in the event of an equality of votes the person presiding shall have a second or casting vote in addition to his deliberative vote.

(5) Notwithstanding subparagraph (2), where the chairman so directs, a decision may be made by the Board without a meeting by circulation of the relevant papers among all the members and the expression in writing of their views, but any member may require that a decision shall be deferred for consideration at a meeting of the Board.

6.

The validity of any proceedings of the Board shall not be Vacancies.

affected by any vacancy among the membership, or by any defect in the appointment of a member.

7.

(1) Minutes in proper form of each meeting of the Board shall Minutes of meetings be kept, and shall be conrmed by the Board at the next meeting and and appointment of signed by the person presiding at the meeting.

secretary.

(2) The Minister may appoint a suitable person to be secretary to the Board for the purposes of attending meetings of the Board, keeping the minutes of the meetings and performing such other secretarial duties as the Board may require.

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8.

Subject to this Schedule and to any regulations made under section 22, the Board may regulate its own procedure.

The seal of the 9.

The seal of the Board shall not be afxed to any instrument Board.

except in the presence of the chairman or the vice-chairman and of one other member of the Board.

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530 19 [Subsidiary] SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION Regulations under section 22 L.N.

196/1971.

THE ENGINEERS REGISTRATION REGULATIONS 1.

These Regulations may be cited as the Engineers Registration Citation.

Regulations.

2.

Except in the case of emergency, at least seven days notice shall be Notice of meetings of given of any meeting of the Board.

Board.

3.

Where any question of procedure arises at any meeting of the Board Procedure at it shall be decided by the person presiding at that meeting, and such decision meetings.

shall be nal.

4.

(1) The Board shall have power to appoint and dissolve such Committees.

committees, to consider such matters or perform such duties, as the Board may think t.

(2) Every committee appointed under this regulation shall consist of members of the Board together with such other persons as the Board, or the subcommittee with the approval of the Board, may co-opt to the committee.

5.

Any document of the Board not required by law to be under seal shall Authentication of be sufciently authenticated by the signature of the chairman or vice-chairman documents.

of the Board or of the Registrar.

6.

(1) The Registrar shall be the secretary to the Board and shall have Duties of Registrar as the custody of the common seal of the Board.

secretary to Board.

(2) The Registrar shall attend all meetings of the Board and, subject to subsection (4) of section 16 of the Act, shall keep minutes of such meetings.

7.

(1) The Board shall cause to be kept all proper books and other records Accounts of Board.

of its accounts which shall be audited annually in such manner as the Board may direct.

(2) No disbursements from the funds of the Board shall be made without the general or special authorization of the Board.

(3) All monies received on account of the Board shall be paid into an account kept in the name of the Board at such bank as the Board shall direct, and all cheques drawn on such account shall be signed by any two members of the Board.

(4) Any accumulated funds of the Board may be placed on deposit at a bank or invested in such manner as the Board may decide.

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2010 [Subsidiary] Expenses of 8.

Any reasonable travel or subsistence expenses incurred by a member members.

of the Board in attending meetings of the Board or in undertaking any journey on the business of, and duly authorized by resolution by, the Board may be reimbursed to such member out of the funds of the Board.

Application for 9.

(1) Every application for registration under the Act shall registration.

(a) be in the English language in a form which shall be supplied by the Registrar upon request; (b) be addressed to the Registrar; (c) state the qualications upon which the application is based and have attached copies of such certicates or other documents as are necessary to evidence those qualications; (d) be accompanied by a fee of one hundred shillings which shall not in any circumstances be refundable.

(2) Every application for registration shall, so far as is practicable, be brought before the Board at its rst meeting after the receipt of the application, and the Board may consider such application or refer it to a committee whose report thereon shall be considered at the next meeting of the Board after the receipt of the report.

(3) The Board may require an applicant for registration to furnish such further information or evidence of eligibility for registration as it may think t, and may require the applicant to attend personally before the Board or a subcommittee at his own expense, and the Board may refuse to consider the application of any person who fails to comply with a requirement made under this paragraph.

(4) The decision of the Board upon an application for registration shall be communicated to him by the Registrar by letter sent to the address stated in the application.

10.

(1) Upon the completion of the entry of the name of a person in the Certicate of registration.

register a certicate of registration shall be passed under the seal of the Board and such certicate (which shall nevertheless remain the property of the Board) shall be delivered to the person concerned.

(2) Where the name of any person is removed from the register or the Board has directed that the registration shall not have effect for a specied period, the certicate of registration shall forthwith be delivered up to the Registrar by the person to whom it was issued or, if such person has died, by his personal representative.

(3) Where a certicate of registration is delivered up under paragraph (2) the Registrar shall (a) in the case of suspension of registration, hold the certicate until Rev.

2010] Engineers Registration CAP.

530 21 [Subsidiary] the expiration of the period of suspension and thereafter return it to the person concerned; (b) in the case of removal of a name from the register otherwise than on the death of the person concerned, cancel the certicate; (c) in the case of a deceased person, endorse the certicate with a note of the death and thereafter return it to the person by whom it was delivered up.

4.

Where the Registrar is satised that a registration certicate has been lost, mutilated or destroyed he may, upon payment of a fee of twenty shillings, furnish a duplicate of the certicate to the person to whom the original certicate was issued.

5.

Any person who fails to deliver up a certicate as required by paragraph (2) shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a ne not exceeding ve thousand shillings.

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Frequently asked questions

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