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Council for the Regulation
Of Engineering in Nigeria

BECOME A REGISTERED COREN MEMBER

In Section 1 (i) subsections (a) and (b) and subsection (3) of Section (4) of COREN enabling decree, Council is empowered to determine who are engineering personnel and to register them in their respective registers.


Council has been able to regulate, as contained in its publication CP3, that a person desiring to become a registered Engineering Personnel must, after obtaining the approved/accredited required academic qualification, must have four (4) years post-graduate experience which must be under the supervision of a senior registered Engineer.


Council believes that the continuing effectiveness of an engineering personnel depends on his contact with a recognized professional society and therefore advises engineering personnel to belong to a recognized professional society.


It must be emphasized that membership of a society does not by itself grant automatic right to registration. Council still needs to satisfy itself that the academic qualification is registrable for the category applied for.

 

APPROVED SCHEDULE OF ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS INTO ENGINEERING CADRES

S/N ENGINEERS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGISTS ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS ENGINEERING CRAFTSMEN
1 B. Sc, B. Eng, B. Tech in Engineering HND in Engineering from COREN accredited Polytechnics or Monotechnics. ND in Engineering from accredited Polytechnics or Monotechnics WAEC Technical/NABTE B
2 HND in an Engineering field + COREN accredited PGD in the same field e.g. HND Civil Engineering + PGD Civil Engineering

Degrees in Engineering from East Bloc translated as B. Sc in Engineering

Full Technological Certificate (FTC). Advance Technician Diploma. Trade Test
3 Diploma – Engineer from Continental Europe. Diploma- Grad from Continental Europe. Craft Certificate from City & Guilds.
4 Degrees in Engineering from the East Bloc translated as M. Sc. B. Tech in Engineering from some accredited American Universities as contained in ABET list.
5 New B. Sc in some countries in Eastern Bloc as degree

Note: For further clarification on foreign qualifications, Consult ABET or FEANI

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The decree specifies the abbreviation to be used by each cadre as follows:

 

  • A Registered Engineer shall use the abbreviation "Engr" before his name
  • A Registered Engineering Technologists shall use the abbreviation "Engn. Tech" after his name.
  • A Registered Engineering Technician shall use the abbreviation "Tech" after his name.
  • A Registered Engineering Craftsman shall use his full title "Craftsman" with his trade in bracket under his name.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE REGISTRATION OF CONSULTING FIRMS

1.0 Requirements for Registration of Consulting Firms

Council is empowered to register Consultancy Firms in the following categories:

1.1 SOLE-OWNERSHIP

This must be owned by a COREN registered Engineer who must be up to date in the payment of his practicing fee

1.2 The firm must be registered by Corporate Affairs Commission with a Certificate of

Registration.

1.3 Documents for submission must include:

(i) Corporate Affairs Form 2 (form of application for registration)

(ii) Brochure of the firm

(iii) CV of owner

(iv) Payment of an appropriate processing fee

(v) Corporate Affairs Form CAC 10 (Annual Returns)

(vi) Completed COREN Firm Application Form

1.4 PARTNERSHIP

1.4.1 To be owned by two or more registered engineers who must be up to date in the payment of their practicing fees.

1.4.2 The Firm must be registered with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) with Certificate of incorporation.

2.0 Documents for submission must include:

(i) (Corporate Affairs Commission Form 2 (Form of application for registration)

(ii) CV of partners

(iii) Payment of the appropriate processing fee

(iv) Deed of Partnership

(v) Corporate Affairs Form CAC 10 (Annual Returns)

(vi) Company Brochure

(vii) Complete COREN Firm Application Form

2.1 LIMITED LIABILITY FIRMS/COMPANIES

2.1.0. Directors on the board who are registered Engineers must be shareholders of the firm and hold at least 55% shares.

The registered Engineer(s) must be up to date in the payment of his (their) practicing fees

2.1.1 The Firm must be registered with Corporate Affairs Commission with Certificate of incorporation.

2.2. Documents for submission must include:

(i) Copy of Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) Certificate of Incorporation of Firm

(ii) Certified true copy of Memorandum and Articles of Association of Firm

(iii) Certified true Copy of CAC Form C07

(iv) Certified true copy of CAC Form CO2

(v) Copy of current Tax Clearance Certificate

(vi) Copy of VAT registration Certificate

(vii) Copy of PENCOM registration Certificate

(viii) Company’s Profile/Brochure of the Firm

(ix) Detailed CV of Partners/Directors endorsed by Proposers who must be ACEN members up to date in practicing fees.

(x) Comprehensive list of staff

(xi) Brief description of office

(xii) List of office Furniture/Equipment owned/available to the firm

(xiii) List of office facilities and computer/CAD equipment resources owned/available to the firm

(xiv) List of specialty software owned/available to the firm

(xv) List of ACEN/COREN or other equivalent training courses attended in last 2 years (attach copies of Certificates of Attendance)

(xvi) List of current Codes of Practice, Design Standards and Specifications owned

(xvii) Name type of Contract Formats that your Firm has and uses (ICE, NEC, FIDIC, JCT, etc)

(xviii) Copy of Professional Indemnity Insurance

(xix) Copy of Quality Assurance (QA)/Quality Control (QC) Policy Manual

(xx) Copy of HSES Policy Manual

(xxi) Signed statement of compliance with COREN Code of Conduct

(xxii) Copy of the Firms Business Plan

(xxiii) A copy of COREN Certificate of the Director(s)

(xxiv) Payment of an appropriate application and processing fee

3.0 Other Requirements

In addition to the firm having met above requirements for registration, All Directors shall

3.1 Demonstrate technical expertise by providing a detailed engineering report (minimum of 2,000 words) of studies, designs and supervision of works carried out under supervision in organisations with the competence to provide such training. Such work experience shall be for a period of not less than five years.

3.2 Demonstrate experience by the seniority attained and level of responsibility carried in a consulting engineering firm or similar organization. The candidate shall be required to demonstrate that he has been able to lead a project team of reasonable size. Such experience should have been acquired for a period of not less than three years after initial registration with COREN/Recognized Professional bodies. This shall be provided with a Statement of Consultancy Experience signed by the head of a Registered Consulting Firm with COREN and member of ACEN (i.e.: A reference letter from a registered company with COREN and ACEN proposing the company for registration with a copy of the firm’s COREN certificate attached).

3.3 All firms will apply for renewal of their Firm membership every five years. The application for renewal will be submitted three months before the expiry date of the old firm membership. Any Firm that has stayed off consulting services for a period of five years or more shall be required to re-apply for fresh registration as a consultant.

3.4 Also, Expatriate Engineers who are granted provisional registration cannot register a 100% owned Engineering Consulting Firm.

3.5 Expatriate Engineers who are registered with COREN and desire to register a Consulting Firm can only do so in Partnership with the Nigerian Engineer.

3.6 The Partnership agreement must have the Nigerian Engineer as the major shareholder (i.e own at least 55% of the shares) while his foreign counterpart holds a minority shareholding.

3.7 Consulting firms must indicate that they are consulting firms when registering with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).

3.8 Memorandum of the Association should be specified that the company is solely in consulting business.

Registrar.

 

List of Approved Institutions and Courses
S/N UNIVERSITY PROGRAMMES
1 Federal University of Technology Minna Agricultural Engineering
Civil Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Electrical Computer Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
2 University of Uyo Agricultural Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical / Electronics Engineering
Food Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
3 University of Agriculture Abeokuta Agricultural Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
4 Lagos State University

Chemical Engineering
Electrical/ Computer Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
5 Nigerian Defence Academy Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
6 Ahmadu Bello University Agricultural Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical/ Electronics Engineering
Water Resources Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Materials/ Met Engineering
Chemical Engineering
7 Federal University of Technology Akure Agricultural Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical/ Electronics Engineering
Materials/ Met Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
8 University of Agriculture Makurdi Agricultural Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical/ Electronics Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
9 Ladoke Akintola University of Science and Technology Agricultural Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Food Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
10 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Agricultural Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical/ Electronic Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
11 Enugu State University of Science and Technology Agricultural Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Computer Engineering
Civil Engineering
Mechanical /Prod Engineering
12 Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma Civil Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical/Electronics Engineering
13 Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Materia/Met Engineering
Mechanical/Prod. Engineering
Electronics/ Computer Engineering
Industrial Production Engineering
14 University of Ado - Ekiti

Civil Engineering
Electrical /Electronics Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
15 Rivers State University of Science and Technology Agricultural Engineering
Chemical/Petroleum Engineering
Agricultural Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Marine Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
16 Federal University of Technology Yola Agricultural Engineering
Chemical/ Par Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical/ Electronics Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
17 Bayero University Kano Civil Engineering
Electrical/ Electronics Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
18

University of Maiduguri

 

Agricultural Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
19

Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife

 

Agricultural Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical/ Electronics Engineering
Food Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Material/ Met Engineering
20 University of Lagos Civil Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Electrical/ Elctronics Engineering
Computer Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Material/Met Engineering
Petroleum/ Gas Engineering
21 Federal University of Technology Owerri Agricultural Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical/ Electronics Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Material/Met Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Polymer/ Textile Engineering
22 University of Ibadan Agricultural Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical /Electronics Enginering
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Wood Engineering
23 University of Illorin Agricultural Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
24

University of Nigeria Nnsukka

 

Agricultural Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical/ Electronics Engineering
Electronics Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
25 University of Port Harcourt Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical/ Electronics Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
26 University of Benin Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical/ Electronics Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Production Engineering
27 Anambra State University Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
28 University of Abuja Civil Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
29 Igbinedion University Okada Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
30 Convenant University Otta Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Computer Engineering
Information/ Communication Engineering
31 Bells University of Technology Otta Not Yet Visited
32 ABTI American University Yola Not Yet Visited
33 Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike Agricultural Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical/ Electronics Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
34 Cross River University of Technology, Calabar Civil Engineering
Electrical / Electronics Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Wood Products Engineering
35 Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State Agricultural Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical/ Electronics Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
36 Imo State University Owerri Agricultural Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical/ Electronics Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
37 Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State Agricultural and Environmental Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical/ Electronic Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Marine Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
38 Kano State University of Science and Technology Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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