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    Engineering Regulations: COREN introduces Mandatory CPD for Engineers’ licence Renewal

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    In compliance with the provisions of the Engineers (Registration etc) CAP E11 2004 Act as amended, the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) has released new practicing regulations for the engineers.

    In a statement released by the president of the council, Engr Ali Alimasuya Rabiu, COREN is set to introduce Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as a requirement for the procurement of practice licence in Nigeria.

    He said the introduction of the CPD will serve as a quality control mechanism to ensure that only competent practitioners were issued practice licence.

    Rabiu said the implementation would take effect from January 2023 in pursuance of the COREN amended Act which had made licence compulsory for all engineering practitioners and firms.

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    Speaking at the event, he shed more lights on the activities of the Council in recent times

    According to him, COREN has ensured the deployment of more effective strategies for guaranteeing best practices among the various professionals in engineering through the review of curricula as Nigerian Engineering Programmes are transiting from the traditional input to Outcome-Based Education (OBE) with the aim of raising the competency level of the practitioners.

    He said, “The successful investigation and/or reprimanding /prosecution of erring Engineering practitioners as it relates to collapse of Buildings and sundry offences associated with the Built Industry in Nigeria.

    “In order to ensure operational excellence in engineering some critical indigenous engineering regulations, codes and standards have been developed, some of which have been recently gazetted to regulate engineering practice in Nigeria.

    “COREN Engineering Practitioners’ Code of Conduct, Regulations on Accreditation of Engineering Programmes in Nigeria, Regulations on Structural Engineering Practice in Nigeria, Regulations for Establishment of Engineering Practitioners Examination Committee; Regulations for Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture and Marine Surveying Practice in Nigeria; Work has commenced on developing National Construction Safety Standards for Nigeria in the area of Building/Civil Infrastructure, amongst others.

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    “The establishment of the Engineering Practitioners’ Examination Committee for the immediate implementation of a harmonized professional registration scheme that will be beneficial to all stakeholders in engineering,” he said.

    “Work has commenced on developing National Construction Safety Standards for Nigeria in the area of Building/Civil Infrastructure, amongst others,” he said.

    On Engineering Regulation and Monitoring, ERM rabiu said that “COREN is activating the Engineering Regulations Monitoring by establishing State Technical Committees and State Expatriate Monitoring Committees in all the States of the Federation.

    “At present, 20 States have been inaugurated. The most recent ones were in Ogun and Lagos States last week respectively.

    The president further said COREN had been participating in the activities of World Federation of Engineering Organisations. He outlined such events as the World Engineering Summit of March, 2022 at Costa Rica, that of the 30th Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and the Pacific (FEIAP) General Assembly.

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