Registered Engineering Associate
REA

Qualified, Registered, and Accountable Technology Professionals

What is a Registered Engineering Associate (REA)?

An REA is an experienced senior engineering technician / technologist who has been registered with an internationally recognised credential.

A Valuable Credential & EARB Engineering Occupations

The REA credential provides considerable value to the public, employers, the economy and the recipients.

REA Competency Assessment Programme (REAcap)

For REAs, the REAcap validation provides colleagues, peers, employers and clients with evidence of your technical and supervisory competence.

EA Act & Registration Board

The Engineering Associates Act was passed by the New Zealand Parliament in 1961 becoming effective from 1 April 1962.

How to Apply

Applications for registration as a Registered Engineering Associate must be in writing and on the prescribed forms – electronic applications are not accepted.

Eligibility Criteria

Section 11(1) of the Act specifies the criteria for registration

Application Process

Check out the information pack and application process

Check List

Make sure your application is complete

Fees

Check out REA fees and REAcap fees

List of REAs

Search List of Current Registered Engineering Associates

List last updated 20 December 2020

To obtain further Register information, please contact the Registrar,
email: registrar@engineering-associates.org.nz or phone +64 4 472 3324


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Name: Enter surname, followed by initials if desired (eg, Smith, or Woods R A)
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Reports

2020 Annual Report by the Engineering Associates Registration Board

For the Period from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020

2019 Annual Report by the Engineering Associates Registration Board

For the Period from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

2018 Annual Report by the Engineering Associates Registration Board

For the Period from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018

2017 Annual Report by the Engineering Associates Registration Board

For the Period from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017

REA Promotional Brochure

REA is awarded under the Engineering Associates Act. The Act requires REAs to have demonstrated a superior standard of engineering competence in the branch of engineering in which they are experienced.
Registered Engineering Associates are highly valued within the engineering workforce. There are many thousands of REAs working in management and technical engineering supervisory roles within the New Zealand economy. Many of these technical engineers are involved in the export of products and services that are essential for the maintenance of New Zealand’s competitive advantage.

News

Board Meeting Date

The next board meeting is scheduled for Thursday 18 March 2021

Registration applications, including all work histories and full payment must be received one month prior to the meeting to be considered

Useful Links

Technical Engineering Associations in New Zealand

Related Organisations

The EA Act 1961

Get in touch

  • Address

    The Registrar,
    Engineering Associates Registration Board
    PO Box 12-011
    Wellington 6144
    New Zealand
  • Email

    registrar@engineering-associates.org.nz
  • Phone

    (04) 472 3324
  • Fax

    (04) 472 3323