International Engineering Agreements

IETA International Engineering Technologists Register in Hong Kong, China



The International Engineering Technologists Register of the International Engineering Technologists Agreement (IETA) in Hong Kong, China has been available for registration since 1 February 2008. The Institution has been authorized by the Hong Kong IETA Monitoring Committee (formerly known as Hong Kong ETMF Engineering Technologist Monitoring Committee) to implement the register. The following are the details for registration.


IETA International Engineering Technologists Register in Hong Kong, China


The HKIE is a signatory to the IETA, formerly known as Engineering Technologist Mobility Forum (ETMF) Agreement which was signed on 13 June 2003 in New Zealand. The Agreement was also signed by the representative bodies in five other signatories, namely, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and United Kingdom.


The purpose of the IETA is to establish and maintain an International Engineering Technologists Register and this Agreement intends to provide a framework for the recognition of experienced engineering technologists by responsible bodies in each of the signatory economy.


This Agreement provides a framework within which the appropriate responsible body in an economy may, to the extent it considers appropriate, recognise the substantial equivalence in professional competence and standing of experienced engineering technologists licensed, registered or otherwise deemed eligible for independent practice in another economy within which the signatory organisations have standing.


The signatories note that such registration will only be effective if the responsible bodies in the relevant economies accept the validity of the procedures and criteria through which substantial equivalence is established, and streamline the procedures for granting rights of practice in their economies to registrants applying through this mechanism.


The signatories will therefore use their best endeavours to ensure that responsible bodies in the economies within which they have standing to use the International Engineering Technologists Register as a foundation upon which to streamline procedures to be adopted in dealing with applications by registrants based in the economies concerned.


Each signatory of the IETA undertakes to implement an International Engineering Technologists Register in their own jurisdictions as the first step of implementing the Agreement.


Upon the establishment of registers in each of the signatory of the IETA, the IETA International Coordinating Committee shall liaise with the Monitoring Committees of each signatory economy on the next steps moving towards assisting International Engineering Technologists registered in each signatory economy to practise in other signatory economies.


Qualifications for Inclusion on IETA International Engineering Technologists Register in Hong Kong, China


For Hong Kong engineering technologists to be eligible for entry onto the IETA International Engineering Technologists Register in Hong Kong, they must :-


a. be Associate Members of the HKIE; and

b. have gained a minimum of seven years practical experience since graduation; and

c. have spent at least two years in responsible charge of significant engineering work; and

d. have maintained their continuing professional development at a satisfactory level.


Registration Fee


No application fee is charged and the annual registration fee for International Engineering Technologist in Hong Kong is HK$300.




After successful registration as approved by the Hong Kong IETA Monitoring Committee, registrants can use the title "IntET (Hong Kong)" as their designation, where IntET means International Engineering Technologist.


Application for Registration


Applicants should submit the completed application form with the registration fee and CPD records of the last two years to the Institution.


Further Information


For more information about the IETA, please visit the website at


For enquiries about the International Engineering Technologists Register in Hong Kong, China, please contact the External Qualifications Section by phone at 2830 9098, by fax at 2882 8402 or by email to

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