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.