Peer Recognition

By registering you receive recognition from the ERB’s committees that you meet the minimum requirements expected of a professional person. This recognition extends to colleagues, as well as all other practitioners in the profession.

Public Confidence

The professional recognition you receive by becoming a member of the ERB instils a sense of confidence in the mind of the public, since they can be assured that your competence has been assessed by other professionals (knowledgeable in your field of expertise).


More and more employers are requiring registration with the ERB as a prerequisite for appointment to certain engineering positions. If you do not register, you will find it increasingly difficult to find employment in responsible engineering positions.

Exclusive Use of Reserved Names

When you register, the Act entitles you to use a particular name (and abbreviation), describing your particular type of registration – such as Professional Engineer (Pr Eng). Using any of these reserved names or abbreviations, if you are not registered with the ERB, is a criminal offense.



You can be assured of the professionalism of your staff. Since not all employers necessarily have an engineering background, registration is widely regarded as an additional and objective indication of competence.


In the event of improper conduct by an employee registered with the ERB, employers can lodge a complaint with the ERB. “Improper conduct” is defined as ranging from incompetence to gross negligence. The ERB will then investigate the complaint on its own merits and take appropriate action.


The public and gorvenment – potential clients – respond well to the fact that an organisation employs professional people as a matter of principle.


Legislation, holds employers responsible for the safety of their employees. By appointing an appropriately registered person, the employer not only takes appropriate action aimed at safeguarding the public, but is also complying with statutory requirements.