Who can be certified
The applicant must possess an official university degree in engineering from:
- Technical engineer
- Degree in Engineering
- University Master's degree registered in the Registry of Universities, Centers and Titles
The degrees obtained in any university school in the national territory, legally recognized, will be accepted. For those degrees obtained outside the national territory, it will be mandatory to have the degree approved or recognized according to the terms defined in Directive 2005/36.
Professional Certificate Categories
Depending on the professional experience since obtaining the degree, as well as the level of competence, there are 3 possible categories:
- Professional Engineer.- minimum 4 years of professional experience.
- Senior Professional Engineer.- minimum 8 years of professional experience.
- Professional Engineer Expert.- minimum 16 years of professional experience
In a first phase, the applicant must send the application and the documents that justify compliance with the requirements. Once verified, there is a second phase of face-to-face evaluation, which consists of a Professional Review Interview.
AQPE certifications are renewed every 4 years, so to ensure that a professional keeps their knowledge and skills up-to-date, they are required to demonstrate (through ongoing training, professional actions, etc.) that they continue to be trained.