COREN Registration

COREN Registration Requirements and Guidelines 2021

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What Is COREN

The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) is a statutory organization that supervises and controls the training and practice of engineering in Nigeria.

It was established by decree 55 of 1970 and amended by decree 27 of 1992, currently the Engineers Act, CAP E11 of 2004 Law of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The Act inaugurated COREN as a statutory body of the Federal Government entrusted to regulate the practice of engineering in all aspects in Nigeria.

COREN registration is very important to engineers who want to undertake government projects or contracts or who want to establish their engineering firm

Engr. Ali Alimasuya Rabiu, FNSE, FNICE is the president of COREN.

Duties of COREN

The council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria has many responsibilities to carry out as a statutory body. These responsibilities are:

1. Regulating and controlling the training and practice of engineering in Nigeria

2. Carrying out the registration of all engineering personnel— engineers, engineering technologists, engineering technicians, and engineering craftsmen— and consulting firms wishing to practice or engage in the practicing of engineering.

3. Determining those who are engineering personnel.

4. Establishing Benchmark minimum accreditation standards for professional engineers

5. Promoting and ensuring stability and cooperation within engineering folk

6. Determining the academic standards of courses and accrediting programs to be offered by institutions educating engineering personnel.

7. Enrolling and licensing engineering personnel and firms and generating provisions for the control of engineering practice.

8. Enabling speedy acquisition of suitable engineering and technological skills through continual professional development.

9. Guaranteeing that engineering is practiced to boost the quality of life and promote sustainable development

COREN Council Structure

COREN Council is the greatest policy-making body. Members of the Council must be registered Engineering Personnel. The Council has 26 members following the Act, as follows:

  • The President – elected by the Council.
  • Six Representatives of the Nigerian Society of Engineers
  • Four Representatives of the Universities with Engineering Faculties
  • One Representative of the Polytechnics
  • One Representative of the Technical Colleges
  • Representatives from states of the Federation
  • Four Representatives of the Minister.
  • Representative of NATE
  • One Representative of NISET
  • One Representative of NAEC

Registration Committee For Personnel Registration

The registration committee is a standing committee of Council with COREN President as Chairman.

It is comprised of twelve members of the council including the president and the registrar. Their functions are:

  • Examining the training and qualifications of individuals seeking to become registered Engineering Personnel.
  • Considering the quality of experience of such individuals following the provisions of the Act.
  • Submitting a report to Council on every candidate, and approve for registration those persons who satisfy the requirements in line with the provisions of the Act.

Registration Committee for Firms Registration

The registration Committee for firms has COREN President as Chairman.  It is comprised of twelve Members of the Council including the President and the Registrar.

The registration committee for firms is charged with the following Responsibilities

  • Evaluating the data of firms seeking to be registered.
  • Submitting a report to Council on every Firm to approve the registration of firms who fulfilled the requirements of registration of Consulting Firms.
  • Updating the requirement on registration and practice of Engineering Consultancy Firms always.

Qualifications Needed To Become A COREN Member

COREN Carries out two forms of registration—the registration of all engineering personnel and consulting firms wishing to practice or engage in the practicing of engineering in Nigeria.

Moreover, to become registered personnel, or register your consulting firm, there are steps to follow.

An individual requesting to become registered engineering personnel must, after obtaining the approved/accredited mandated academic qualification, have four years post-graduate experience which must be under the supervision of a senior registered engineer.

COREN speculates that the continuing effectiveness of engineering personnel relies on his contact with a recognized professional organization.

However, qualifications into the engineering cadres are

Engineers

  • Sc, B. Eng, B. Tech in engineering.
  • HND in an engineering field + COREN accredited PGD in the same field.
  • Engineering diploma from continental Europe.
  • Degrees in Engineering from the East Bloc translated as M.Sc.
  • New B. Sc in some countries in Eastern Bloc as a degree.

Engineering Technologists

  • HND in Engineering from COREN accredited polytechnic or Monotechnic
  • Degrees in Engineering from East Bloc translated as B. Sc in Engineering
  • Diploma- Grad from Continental Europe.
  • Tech in Engineering from some accredited American Universities as contained in ABET list.

Engineering Technicians

  • ND in Engineering from accredited Polytechnics or Monotechnics
  • Full Technological Certificate (FTC). Advanced Technician Diploma.

Engineering craftsmen

  • WAEC Technical/NABTEB
  • Trade Test
  • Craft Certificate from City & Guild

Steps For COREN Registration

COREN ceases to collect hard copy application forms for engineering personnel registration, all applications are to be submitted online.

Moreover, ensure that you provide accurate information as inaccurate information will lead to automatic disqualification. Also, note that Application and processing fees are not refundable.

Below are the steps on how to carry out COREN registration.

1. Download the proposer and work experience forms at the COREN website before you start filling the application form online as the forms are required among the documents to be uploaded during the registration procedure.

2. Make sure your two proposers are up to date in the payment of the annual practicing fee.

3. Download the COREN new guidelines for registration and examination score sheet to assist you during your registration.

4. Visit the COREN registration page.

You are required to fill in all the basic details before progressing to paying for your registration fee online.

5. Confirm you are using a valid and correct email address and phone number when filling the firm as it is a medium you would be communicated to throughout the registration process.

6. Choose your level as it applies to you. The cost of each category is indicated.

7. Enter all the basic details, then click on ‘Register’, it will bring up a pop box to ascertain your payment details.

8. After verifying your payment details, click on Pay, and you will be directed to the Remita payment gateway.

9. Choose a payment option that favors you. You can decide to pay online with your Credit Card or print the generated Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR) number and proceed to any of the banks listed on the Remita Payment Gateway page to make payment.

10. After making your payment, it will be automatically updated and the registration process activated.

11. Click on Login to continue with your registration.

12. Choose the Registered Applicant Option as Login Type.

13. Enter the Email Address and Password you created when registering to log in.

14. Click on the Application tab by the left, to load all the information you are expected to fill.

15. Click on Profile Info, fill in the details under Basic, Contact, and Other Information.

16. Click on all other relevant tabs – Education, Work Experience, Membership of Engineering Bodies, Non-Nigerian Extra Info (For Non-Nigerian only).

17. Click on the Document tab to upload relevant documents including a Technical Report of not more than 3 Pages in MS Word Format.

You are mandated to scan and upload Original Copies of your Credentials. No single upload must be more than

Applicants registering with COREN as a Technologist can apply as an Engineer one year after obtaining their PGD from a COREN accredited university.

When you are done, click on Application Approval under the Request tab to submit your application.

Applicants writing professional interviews must upload their certificate and bring it to the exams venue.

Applicants with a professional qualification from foreign schools are to request their institution to send their transcript.

Note that wrong entry of information will attract charges and penalties. e.g. holders HND & PGD must arrange them as First qualification (HND), Second qualification (PGD)

You will need to request your transcript to be sent directly from your school to COREN through any of the following means:

Manual Delivery

Send manual copies to (The Registrar, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, 22 Addis Ababa Crescent Wuse Zone 4, P.O.Box 8461, Wuse,

e-transcripts using the school’s official email address to [email protected]

Requirements For Registration Of Consulting Firms

COREN is authorized to register Consultancy Firms in the following categories:

1. Sole-Ownership

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

The firm must be registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission with a Certificate of Registration.

Documents Needed For Application And Registration

  • Corporate Affairs form 2
  • Brochure of the firm
  • Curriculum Vitae of owner
  • Payment of an application processing fee
  • Corporate Affairs Form CAC 10 (Annual Returns)
  • Completed COREN Firm Application Form

2. Partnership

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

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

Documents for Application And Registration

  • Corporate Affairs Commission Form 2 (Form of application for registration
  • Curriculum Vitae of partners
  • Payment of the applicable processing fee
  • Deed of Partnership
  • Corporate Affairs Form CAC 10 (Annual Returns)
  • Company Brochure
  • Complete COREN organization Application Form

3. Limited Liability Company

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

The registered Engineer(s) are up to date in the payment of his/her (their) practicing fees

The corporation must be registered with Corporate Affairs Commission with a Certificate of incorporation.

Documents for Application And Registration

  • Copy of Corporate Affairs Commission Certificate of Incorporation of company
  • A certified true copy of Memorandum and Articles of Association of company
  • Certified true Copy of CAC Form C07
  • A certified true copy of CAC Form CO2
  • Copy of current Tax Clearance Certificate
  • Copy of VAT Registration Certificate
  • Copy of PENCOM Registration Certificate
  • Company’s Profile/Brochure of the company
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae of Partners/Directors endorsed by Proposers who must be ACEN members and up to date in the payment of practicing fees.
  • Comprehensive list of staff
  • Brief description of office
  • List of Office Furniture/Equipment owned/available to the firm
  • List of office facilities and computer/CAD equipment resources owned/available to the firm
  • List of specialty software owned/available to the firm
  • List of ACEN/COREN or other equivalent training courses attended in last 2 years (attach copies of Certificates of Attendance)
  • List of current Codes of Practice, Design Standards and Specifications owned
  • A name type of Contract Formats that your Firm has and uses (ICE, NEC, FIDIC, JCT, etc)
  • Copy of Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Copy of Quality Assurance (QA)/Quality Control (QC) Policy Manual
  • Copy of HSES Policy Manual
  • Signed statement of compliance with COREN Code of Conduct
  • Copy of the Firms Business Plan
  • A copy of COREN Certificate of the Director(s)
  • Payment of an appropriate application and processing fee

In addition to these required documents for registration, there are other requirements you need to meet for your firm to be registered, visit https://coren.gov.ng/portal/become-a-coren-personnel. to know the additional requirements.

COREN Registration Charges For Personnel

Examination =N148,000.00

Registration For COREN Nigerian Professional Association =N98,000.00

COREN Expatriate Professional Examination=

Application fee=N97,000

Processing fee=50,000

Full registration, seal, and stamp=$5000

COREN Expatriate Professional Association

Application fee=5000

Processing fee=92,000

Full registration, seal, and stamp=$5000

Technologist Registration

Examination= N105,000.00

Registration For COREN Nigerian Professional Association =55,000.00

COREN Expatriate Professional Examination

Application fee=N78,000

Processing fee=N50,000

Full registration, seal, and stamp=$5000

COREN Expatriate Professional Association

Application fee=3,600

Processing fee=75,000

Full registration, seal, and stamp=$5000

Technician Registration

Professional Examination=N59,000.00

Registration For COREN Nigerian Professional Association =N34,000.00

COREN Expatriate Professional Examination

Application fee=N57,000

Processing fee=50,000

Full registration, seal, and stamp=$5000

COREN Expatriate Professional Association

Application fee=2000

Processing fee=55,000

Full registration, seal, and stamp=$5000

Craftsmen Registration

Professional Examination=N38,000

Registration For COREN Nigerian Professional Association =N21,000.00

COREN Expatriate Professional Examination

Application fee=52,000

Processing fee=50,000

Full registration, seal, and stamp=$5000

COREN Expatriate Professional Association

Application fee=N850

Processing fee=52,000

Full registration, seal, and stamp=$5000

COREN Registration Charges For Firms

Nigerian Owned

Sole Ownership Registration=150,000.00

Partnership registration=225,000.00

Limited liability registration=350,000.00

Corporate registration=700,000

Foreign-Owned

Limited Liability Registration=$11,000.00

Partnership registration=$17,000

Additionally, after your initial registration payments, there are other fees you will be paying as a registered member of COREN. Visit https://coren.gov.ng/portal/registration-charges. to view the fees.

Abbreviation To Be Used By Each Cadre

After your registration to become a member of COREN, you are expected to use the following abbreviation

  • A Registered Engineer shall use the abbreviation “Engr” before his/her name
  • A Registered Engineering technologist shall use the abbreviation “ Tech” after his/her name.
  • A Registered Engineering Technician shall use the abbreviation “Tech” after his/her name.
  • A Registered Engineering Craftsman shall use his full title “Craftsman” with his trade in bracket under his/her name.

For complaints/support, you may visit the nearest COREN Office or send an email to info@coren.gov.ng

For complaints/Support on Issues of Payments call Accounts on 07016833173

For inquiries/complaints, you may visit the nearest COREN Office or Call: Head MIS on 07088697792 or send an email to any of the following;

Registration issues: [email protected]

Portal issues: [email protected]

Account issues: [email protected]

 

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