The new law provides for the regulation, practice and standards of engineering technologists and technicians.
outlines the requirements to be fulfilled when applying for a
practising licence and requires engineering technologists and
technicians to obtain licences before they can practice.
the Act, an Engineering Technologists and Technicians Registration
Board will be established to, among other things, issue licences to
The board will have power to enter and
inspect sites where construction, installation, erection, alteration,
renovation, maintenance, processing or manufacturing works are in
In doing so, the board verifies that engineering
professional services and works are undertaken by registered persons
under the Act.
The board will also ensure standards and
professional ethics and relevant health and safety aspects are observed
in line with Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2007.
of the board will have unfettered powers to enter and inspect business
premises for verification purposes and for monitoring works, services
and goods rendered by professional engineering technologists.
board will have power to recommend for the suspension of any
engineering technology professional services, works, projects,
installation process which are done without meeting the set standards.
It will also set standards and conduct professional examinations for the
purpose of registration where applicable.
The Bill was presented to the President for his signature by Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi.
of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, Clerk to the National Assembly Justin
Bundi, Bomet Woman Representative Cecilia Ngetich and Solicitor General
Njee Muturi witnessed the signing of the Bill.