The Catalan Fire Safety Cluster (CLUSIC), represented by his President, Mr. Pau Gavarró, received the past 2nd of July a delegation of the AQPE (Agency for Qualification of Professional Engineers) formed by his General Director, Mr. Antoni Molina and Mrs. Isabel Castillejo of the Col·legi Oficial d’Enginyers Industrials de Catalunya.

In the presentation explained  that the AQPE is a Private Foundation, founded by college of engineers, that aims the certification of the professionals of the engineering in function of the knowledges accredited and the professional experience in the different specialties, classified in scopes of action, as procedures of objective certification and standardized, as well as the promotion of the international convergence, mainly European, the systems of qualification employed and of his mutual recognition.

PEQ certificate (Professional Engineer) than issued AQPE supports competence level obtained by the professional of the engineering that subject to the procedure of evaluation applied by his professional college and sanctioned by the Committee of Professional Qualification of the AQPE. To difference, and in complementation, of university degrees, that accredits the training that qualifies for a profession, through PEQ certificate accredits the competitions that have the professionals in the scopes where have exercised them and thus accurate information is provided, precise and equable, to the companies and to the society on the professional experience of the engineers.

The Catalan Fire Safety Cluster (CLUSIC) values very positively AQPE and the importance of the professional certification to deal with the new challenges in a globalized and changing society require us. They interested especially by the scopes referring to the energetic efficiency analyzing the opportunity to enhance it by his social and economic importance.

It analyzed whether a professional model and this certification can be taken as a reference when being used, with pertinent adaptations, to endorse the competence level of the professionals of the Fire Safety, guaranteeing the training continued and putting to his disposal the necessary tools for his constant improvement.

The Catalan Fire Safety Cluster (CLUSIC) is an organisation created by a group of companies in order to cooperate and increase their competitiveness through internationalization, their knowledge of the market, the development of joint projects and the implementation of broad-ranging strategies. The CLUSIC was created in February 2014 as a non-profit business association on the initiative of the Institute for Safety Studies (the organisation responsible for the management and administration) and with the support and consolidation efforts of the General Office of Industry at the Department of Business and Employment, in addition to the backing and cooperation of the Public Safety Institute of Catalonia.

AQPE (Agency for Qualification of Professional Engineers) is a Private Foundation that aims the certification of the professionals of the engineering in function of the knowledges accredited and the professional experience in the different specialties, classified in scopes of performance, as procedures of objective certification and standardized, as well as the promotion of the international convergence, mainly European, the systems of qualification employed and his mutual recognition.