The Ministry of Municipality has announced the launch of a new registry for Qatari engineers desiring to join the Qatari Engineers Society. This is part of implementing the Ministerial Decision no 139 for 2022, which stipulates the creation of a registry for the Qatari engineers under the management of the Committee for Accreditation of Engineers and Consultancy Offices.
At a press conference, committee chairman engineer Khalid al-Marzouqi explained that as most Qatari engineers in the country work for the government, it was not possible to register them in the engineers registry regulated by Law no 19 of 2005, which made many Qatari engineers unable to join the Qatar Society of Engineers.
The new registry was launched according to HE the Minister of Municipality's decision no 139 for 2022 to enable Qatari engineers to join the engineers society. The Committee for Accreditation of Engineers and Consultancy Offices will receive and process the applications for registration, in addition to specifying the engineering specialties, issuing and renewing the registration certificates, prepare and approve the necessary forms for this and other related tasks.
To qualify for the registration process, the engineer must be a Qatari national, above 18 years old, have a bachelor degree in engineering or equivalent degree from an approved institute or university by the state, and submit the necessary documents and certificates. The process of registration is not considered as license to practice the profession as it is regulated by another law.
Engineer al-Marzouqi pointed out that the number of the registered engineers working in the private sector in the country amounted to 32,035 with 24,631 having valid registrations. He said that the annual increase in the engineers registration in Qatar is estimated at 13%.