This piece is dedicated to answering most frequently asked questions on Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN. Complied by Isqil Najim.
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What is COREN?
COREN is Acronym for Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria. It is the apex Regulatory body that is empowered to regulate Engineering in Nigeria in all ramifications. The functions of COREN are:
i. Determining who are engineers for the purposes of the Act.
ii. Determining what standards of knowledge and skill are to be attained
by persons seeking to become registered as engineers and raising those
standards from time to time as circumstances may permit.
iii. Securing, in accordance with the provisions of the Act, the establishment and maintenance of a register of persons entitled
to practice as registered engineers and the publication from time to time of lists of those persons.
iv. To regulate and control engineering practice in Nigeria in all its aspects and ramifications.
v. Performing the other functions conferred on the Council by the Act.
Who can Register with COREN?
A Graduate of engineering from an accredited University or Polytechnics in Nigeria or outside Nigeria. The followings are engineering practitioners can register: Engineers, Engineering Technologists, Engineering Technicians, Engineering Craftsmen.
Is it compulsory to Register with COREN?
Yes, if you want to practice Engineering in Nigeria and enjoy your career, you must endeavour to register with COREN. COREN determines who is an engineer, COREN issues engineering practitioners license to practice legally in Nigeria, and also issues engineering firms (Consulting and Contracting firms) license to practice legally in Nigeria.
How can I register?
All Registrations are online. You can register through www.coren.gov.ng
What are the requirements needed before applying for COREN?
- Engineering Degree in any of the Engineering Courses from an accredited University or Polytechnics in or outside Nigeria
- 4 years post graduation experience,
- Certificates: Engineering Certificate (Degree, HND, OND NABTEB, Trade Test)
- NYSC (for graduates)
- A passport sized photograph
- Proposers: two(2) proposers are needed to sign the proposer form for you. Your Proposers must be registered Engr who are financially up to date and would attest to your good conduct.
- Certificate of Experience: Certificate of experience will be filled by someone who is a registered Engr and is financially up to date. S/he could be your boss, Professional colleague at your former or present place of work.
- A technical report of your Engineering work experience. The report should be duly endorsed by two registered Engineers who are financially up to date.
How do I recognize those who have registered with COREN?
i. A registered engineer uses the abbreviation “Engr.” Before his name.
ii. A registered engineering technologist uses the abbreviation “Engn. Tech.”
after his name.
iii. A registered engineering technician use the abbreviation “Tech.” after his name.
iv. A registered engineering craftsman uses his full title with his trade in bracket under his name.
Is COREN Acceptable Outside Nigeria?
Yes, with the COREN being a signatory to Washington Accord, the certificate will be acceptable un countries that are signatories to the accord. Be aware however that it is not a guarantee that you will get the job. You must still go through normal applications and prove yourself.
Can a Third Class graduate Register with COREN?
Do I need NYSC Certificate to Register with COREN?
Can someone with NYSC exemption letter apply?
Can a Polytechnics Graduate Apply?
Do I need connection at COREN to register?
Can you Register with COREN without First Degree in Engineering?
I am an employer running an Engineering company can I register with COREN?
What is the Difference between NSE and COREN?
How can I be a member of COREN?
Can Foreigners Register with COREN?
Can your register with COREN without NSE?
Can you register with NSE without COREN?
Can I use Statement of Results to Register With COREN?
Who is a Proposer and why do I need one?
CERTIFICATE OF EXPERIENCE FORM vs PROPOSER FORM
The two forms are difference. Both must be filled during your application Process and duly submitted.
The proposer form: This is a mandatory form all applicants wishing to register with COREN must complete and upload. The form must be completed by two Engineers who know you and can VOUCH that you’re of good character.
Certificate of Experience form: Is also mandatory and must be completed and summitted along with your application. Those who can fill this form for you are: A registered Engineer with COREN, your former or current employer, a professional colleagues with whom you have worked with on an Engineering project.
Many Applicants made mistakes while filing this forms. Among the mistakes are: using a non-engineer to fill in the forms, using an Engineer that is not financially up to date with his/her annual practicing fee, and submitting the form with no security seals from the Engineers that signed the form for you. Any of this mistakes will lead to your application either denied, declined or delayed as the case may be.
What will COREN do if you are found not to have Registered but Practices in the field and commit Professional malpractice?
Education Accreditation: What is the difference between roles of COREN and Nigerian University Commission NUC
II. COREN invites experts from Universities and Industries as resource persons.
III.COREN insists that the Provost/Dean of a College/Faculty/ School and Head of a Department must be a COREN registered Engineer.