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Registration guides

Building Professionals

(For details, please refer to PNAP APP-7 )

Registered Building Professionals include:

  • Authorized Person (AP);
  • Registered Structural Engineers (RSE);
  • Registered Geotechnical Engineers (RGE); and
  • Registered Inspectors (RI).

AP/RSE/RGE

Step 1: Obtain Prescribed Qualification

For AP:

  • a Registered Architect (RA), a Registered Professional Engineer (RPE) in structural or civil engineering discipline or a Registered Professional Surveyor (RPS)

For RSE:

  • an RPE in structural or civil engineering discipline#

# RPE in civil engineering discipline is required to have practical experience in structural engineering

For RGE:

  • an RPE in geotechnical engineering discipline

Step 2: Acquire Adequate Experience

You should have acquired:

  • practical experience in Hong Kong for a continuous period of 1 year, within the 3 years preceding the date of the application

Step 3: Submit Application

You should submit:

Step 4: Attend Interview

  • a professional interview will be conducted by a respective registration committee with the applicant
  • you will be notified of the result within 3 months from the date of the professional interview

RI

Step 1: Obtain Prescribed Qualification

  • an AP, RSE, RA, RPE in building, structural, civil, building services (building) or materials (building) engineering discipline or RPS in the building surveying or quantity surveying division

Step 2: Acquire Adequate Experience

If you are an AP or RSE, you should have acquired:

  • experience in Hong Kong as an AP, RSE, RA, RPE or RPS in any building repair and maintenance project, within the 7 years preceding the date of application

If you are an RA, RPE (building or structural engineering discipline) or RPS (building surveying division), you should have acquired:

  • practical experience in building construction, repair and maintenance, in Hong Kong for a period or periods of not less than 1 year in aggregate, within 3 years preceding the date of application

If you are an RPE (civil, building services (building) or materials (building) engineering discipline) or RPS (quantity surveying division), you should have acquired:

  • practical experience in building construction, repair and maintenance, in Hong Kong for a period or periods of not less than 3 years in aggregate and of which at least 1 year falls within the 3 years preceding the date of application

Step 3: Submit Application

You should submit:

Step 4: Attend Interview if necessary

  • a professional interview will be conducted by a respective registration committee with the applicant
  • you will be notified of the result within 3 months from the date of the meeting of the registration committee
  • if you are an AP or RSE, a professional interview may not be required; and the applicant will be notified of the result within 1 month from the date of the application being received

Step 1: Prescribed Qualification

  • reference to New Registration

Step 2: Adequate Experience

  • reference to New Registration

Step 3: Submit Application

You should submit:

  • a duly completed Specified Form BA1A (for retention) or Specified Form BA1B (for restoration)
  • a copy of valid certificate of registration or certificate of renewal of registration issued under the respective Registration Ordinance
  • the prescribed fee (for a validity period of 5 years)

For retention:

  • you should submit to the Buildings Department (BD) not earlier than 4 months and not later than 28 days prior to the date of the expiry of the registration

For restoration:

  • application should be made within 2 years, following the date of the expiry of the relevant registration

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