The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) entered in to a five year agreement with the Institution of Engineers, Australia (Engineers Australia) recently to facilitate the mobility of Professional Engineers from one country to the other. The agreement was signed when the President of IESL , Eng. (Dr) S B Wijekoon met with the National President of Engineers Australia, Dr.David Cruickshanks-Boyd on June 17, 2015 in Canberra, Australia .
Both the IESL and Engineers Australia are authorised to register International Professional Engineers in their respective countries being members of the International Professional Engineers Agreement.
Pursuant to this Agreement , applicants whose names appear in the International Professional Engineers Register of IESL or the Chartered Professional Engineers of Engineers Australia whose names appear in the International Professional Engineers Register of Australia will qualify for registration / licensing by the other Institution if they agree to abide by the laws, rules ,regulations and ethical standards and meet the continuing competency assurance requirements as set out by the latter Institution. They will have to declare any previous application for registration/licensing and complete an application form and pay any fees required.
This agreement will not apply to engineers who have obtained their registration/licensing in their home countries through the respective Institutions by means of a mutual recognition agreement involving a professional association of a third Institution.