Changes In Fees

The Board of Engineering advises of the following changes in its fee structure:


Application Fees

Current: $50.00 New: $200.00


Registration Fees

Current: $500.00 New: $650.00


The current Practice Fees are as follows:

Members of APETT $640.00
Non APETT $750.00
Retired Persons: 50% of the above


Effective 2019 the Fee structure will be as follows:

Members of APETT $700.00
Non APETT $825.00
Retired Persons: 50% of the above

Board of Engineering of Trinidad and Tobago
UWI Course - Performance-based Seismic Design 2018 Print



This course, which has been in operation for the past 8 years, was originally conceived as a means of simultaneously training professional engineers as well as MSc students. It is an optional course in our MSc Civil Engineering programme. Regarding the former set, the content of this course is essential for engineers in order to understand modern building codes which are needed for ensuring public safety. This is because there has been a revolution in the philosophy of the new building codes making them much more sophisticated. In fact, the new version of ASCE 7 – ASCE 7-16, was released a few months ago and knowledge of performance-based seismic design is required for a thorough understanding of its provisions. Likewise, two weeks ago, the new standard for performance-based seismic design was released (ASCE 41-17), which is even more detailed and requires an introduction to the paradigm of performance-based seismic design for its proper understanding.

Board Of Engineering Advises All Developers Print


The Board of Enginering of Trinidad and Tobago urges all developers to use only registered engineers in the design and construction of any engineering work.

The Board advises that such a policy could mitigate potential disastrous consequences now and in future years, particularly in the present environment of accelerated development activity in the country.  It would also help to ensure that the Country gets quality for money invested.

The Engineering Profession Act, 1985 makes provision for the registration of Engineers in Trinidad and Tobago.  A Registered Engineer is bound by a strict Code of Ethics under existing legislation.  However, there is no legal requirement that one must be a Registered Engineer to practise engineering in Trinidad and Tobago.

This contrasts with other professions, such as:-


  • The Legal Profession – where only lawyers accepted by the local bar can practise law.
  • Medicine – where only practitioners accredited to the Medical Board can practise medicine.
  • Plumbing – where only licensed plumbers can practise plumbing.
  • Electrical installation – where only licensed wiremen are allowed to wire buildings etc.

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