The Committee for Acceptance and Classification of Engineers (Committee) and the Engineering Consulting Offices at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment recently issued a notification reminding all engineering consulting offices and engineers that practice in engineering consulting offices, contracting companies, or any engineering activity in the private sector, to qualify and register with the Committee as soon as they are able. This requirement is mandated in Article (7) of Law (19) of 2005.
Consequences of failure to register can include, but are not limited to, one or a combination of:
- A fine of up to QAR100,000 and/or imprisonment for up to three years
- Refusal to renew the engineer’s residency permit
- Refusal to approve and release an engineer’s work permit
- Refusal to allow an engineer to change employer
- Law (19) of 2005 and its Executive Regulations, as amended by Law (2) of 2014
- Ministerial Decision by Minister of Municipality and Environment, Law (226) of (2016)
The registration process involves completing an online application, submitting various documents, including obtaining police clearance and a certificate of good conduct, and sitting for an exam before the Committee.
This client alert is not intended to be a comprehensive guide. For assistance or advice in relation to compliance with the requirements for the qualification and registration of engineers under the applicable Qatar laws, please do not hesitate to contact us.