Peruvian Engineers Association
Colegio de Ingenieros del Peru CIP
The Peruvian Engineers Association is an autonomous non-governmental institution created in year 1962 by Congress Law 14086 updated by Congress Law 24648 of year 1987. The Peruvian Engineers Association is the only entity responsible for undertaking the assessment, registering and licensing of professional engineers for practicing the engineering in the country, as well as for representing, defending and norming the development and the practice of engineering.
In Peru, it is a statutory requirement to be registered and licensed in order to engage in the regulated practice of engineering. To remain licensed, registered engineers must practice within the regulatory standards and norms established by the Peruvian Engineer Association. To October 2015, it has 178,017 registered members distributed in 28 regions and 19 engineering discipline chapters.
A. Government Structure
The governing bodies of the Peruvian Engineers Association:
- National Congress of Regional Councils
- National Council
- Regional Assembly
- Regional Councils
The National Congress of Regional Councils is the highest body of the Association. Its decisions represent the sovereign will of all the members. The National Congress meets once every six months and is chaired by the National Dean.
The National Council is the representative and executive body of the Association, coordinating the activities of the Regional Councils. The National Council leads and conducts the institutional life according to its principles, goals and objectives, and executes the policies and decisions adopted by the National Congress of Regional Councils. The National Council is leaded by the National Dean.
The Regional Assembly is the highest body of the Peruvian Engineers Association in each region. The Regional assembly meets once every six months and is chaired by the Regional Dean.
The Regional Council is the representative and executive body of the association in each region. It leads and conducts the institutional life in the region and executes the regional development plan. It is leaded by the Regional Dean. There are 28 Regional Councils throughout the country.
The members of governing bodies including the National Dean and Regional Deans are elected in open elections for a period of three years.
B. Engineering Discipline Chapters
Engineers are grouped in specialized chapters in charge of the promotion, development and consolidating of the corresponding engineering discipline in the country. There are 19 engineering discipline chapters:
|Agronomic Engineering||Agriculture Engineering|
|Civil Engineering||Economic Engineering|
|Electrical Engineering||Electronics Engineering|
|Forest Engineering||Geological Engineering|
|Industrial and Systems Engineering||Food and Agroindustry Engineering|
|Mechanical Engineering||Mechanical-Electrical Engineering|
|Metallurgical Engineering||Mining Engineering|
|Fishing Engineering||Petroleum and Petrochemical Engineering|
|Chemical Engineering||Sanitary and Environmental Engineering|
Engineering chapters are open in each region at the request of the corresponding Regional Council.
C. Professional Engineers Representing and Defense Bodies
There are two committees in charge of represent and defend engineers in the practice of engineering.
- Committee of Workplace. Groups and represents ordinary members of the Peruvian Engineer Association working in a dependent relationship with the employer.
- Committee of Professional Defense. Defends engineers in issues related to the practice of engineering.
D. Professional Deontological Bodies
The ethical and moral provisions contained in the Professional Deontological Code of the Peruvian Engineer Association are of national scope and mandatory for all engineering professional.
The Peruvian Engineer Association has the following Deontological Bodies:
- Regional Deontological Prosecutor. Receives and evaluates complaints to offenses against professional ethics and qualify them to be presented to the corresponding Ethics Tribunal.
- Regional Ethics Tribunal. Act as a local regional court to resolve the complaints to offenses against professional ethics and offenses against the oath of joining the CIP
- National Ethics Tribunal. Act a second instance to resolve the complaints to offenses against professional ethics and offenses against the oath of joining the CIP.
- Regional Disciplinary Tribunal. Act as a court to resolve complaints to offenses against the institution and its norms and rules.
- National Professional Ad Hoc Tribunal. Act as a court to resolve complaints against offenses to the practice of engineering including the non-licensed practice of engineering.
E. Advisory Bodies
The Peruvian Engineers Association has advisory bodies at national and regional levels.
- National Advisory Board
It is the advising body of the National Council. It is composed by four past National Deans and four past Regional Deans.
- Regional Advisory Board
Each Regional Council has a Regional Advisory Board by all past Regional Deans.
F. Supervisory Bodies
The Peruvian Engineers Association has two supervisory bodies.
- National Audit Commission
Conducts the process of auditing the financial statements of the National Council and inform to the National Congress of Regional Councils on the financial results and financial management of the National Council.
- Regional Audit Commission
Each region has a Regional Audit Commission to conduct the process of auditing the financial statements of the Regional Council and inform to the Regional Assembly on the financial results and financial management of the Regional Council.
The Peruvian Engineers Association has the following institutes to fulfill and attain its goal and objectives.
- Institute of Professional Engineering Studies
In charge of promoting and conducting the training, specialization and professional updating of engineers to be capable of contributing with the technological development of the country.
- Institute of Prospective and Strategic Development
In charge of conducting prospective studies and strategic development proposals regarding the practice of engineering and the technological development of the country.
- Institute “Peru Plan”
In charge of making proposals of plans and strategies for the Long Term National Development at regional, macro regional and national levels. The proposals are submitted to government policy maker and relevant public and private institutions.
- Institute of International Relations
In charge of conducting the international relations of the Peruvian Engineers Association with the foreign professional institutions as well Peruvian engineer practicing abroad.
- Institute of Social Services
In charge of providing welfare services to members of the Peruvian Engineers Association. Welfare services include health and recreational services, financial and legal advising, insurance and pension.
Registering and Licensing of Engineers by the Peruvian Engineers Association