AIRAH Professional Engineer Register (APER)


Registered Professional
Engineer of Queensland


AIRAH Professional
Engineer Register

What is RPEQ?

Registration as a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) is a formal recognition of the qualification and competency of an engineer in the state of Queensland.

How do I get RPEQ assessment?

The Queensland Engineers Registration Scheme is a regulatory model where assessment is undertaken by a professional engineering body prior to the engineer registering with the Queensland Government’s Board of Professional Engineers.

AIRAH is an approved assessment entity for the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (BPEQ) to undertake assessments for mechanical engineers seeking to become a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ).

More information on the Queensland scheme can be found at

What is the difference between RPEQ and APER?

The Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) and the AIRAH Professional Engineer Register (APER) are different.

RPEQ is a legislated title, awarded by the Board of Professional Engineers Queensland (BPEQ). To achieve the title, you need to have your qualification and competency assessed by an approved assessment entity such as AIRAH.

APER is the professional accreditation for engineers operating in the HVAC&R building services industry. It is administered by AIRAH and has been designed to meet the requirements of the RPEQ and other state-based schemes as they are released.

The APER is open to both AIRAH members and non-members.

AIRAH members on the register may carry the post-nominal of AIRAH Registered Professional Engineer (ARPEng).

The assessment eligibility requirements are the same for APER and RPEQ.

Please read the APER guidelines for more information on the accreditation program.

For information on how to apply for the APER, please click here.
AIRAH Streamline session AIRAH hosted the free Streamline session "Professional engineers registration – Queensland update" in December 2021. Click here to watch the recording.

For any additional questions or assistance with your application, please email [email protected] or call the national office on 03 8623 3000.

We recommend exploring the links below for detailed information on APER, including how to apply, providing your qualifications, CPD activities, and more.


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