Agreement between AIGCM and AQPE for professional certification Engineers

Geologists Engineers Association of the Community of Madrid (AIGCM), has reached an agreement in principle with the AQPE (Agency for Qualification of Professional Engineers) to access to the scheme professional certification engineers PEQ on favorable terms.

Geologists Engineers Association of the Community of Madrid (AIGCM), represented by its President, Mr. David Recio, and Marc Cabrera, vice president of the Association of Geologists of Catalonia (AIGC), received on 3th of June a delegation from the AQPE (Agency for Qualification of Professional Engineers) formed by its President, Mr. Jordi Guix, and its Director General, Mr. Antoni Molina.

AQPE, is a private foundation that aims the certification of professional engineers in terms of accredited professional knowledge and experience and promoting international convergence of qualification systems used and their mutual recognition.

The PEQ seal is already becoming a distinction with extensive national and international media; in fact, AQPE works to promote agreements with other agencies and professional Engineering organizations internationally renowned (ICE-UK-, VDI-Germany-; OIQ-Canada-, etc.) to allow, in the near future, fast matching of this professional certification scheme so necessary in the more advanced countries of the world and as you all know, especially you who work out, it is essential to access to positions of responsibility and even for basic exercise as an engineer outside Spain.

Therefore, from AIGCM i from AQPE we welcome this agreement, our key to improving the competitiveness of Engineers Geologists on the market, and to continue with the strategy of professionalization of the Association and the Agency. You can consult all the information on the PEQ certification in web AQPE.

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AIGCM (Association of Geologists of the Community of Madrid) is the result of the associative spirit of a group of students from the first class of Geological Engineers of Madrid, in 2005, and its main objectives is to serve as a means of expression the aspirations, demands and proposals of Geologists and Engineers also promote, coordinate and defend their rights and interests; promote and spread the figure of Geological Engineer, especially with regard to their academic training, areas of activity and professional responsibilities; exclusive representation of the profession of Engineer Geologist and defense of the professional interests of the Associates; and serve society in general, especially in those fields where the geological engineering can be especially helpful.

AQPE (Agency for Qualification of Professional Engineers) is a private foundation that aims the certification of professional engineers in terms of accredited professional knowledge and experience in different specialties, ranked areas of activity, according to certification procedures objectives and standardized, and the promotion of mainly European international convergence, the rating systems used and their mutual recognition.