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Occupational regulatory regime for engineers: Cost-benefit analysis

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has consulted on reforms to occupational regulation of engineers twice before, but due to feedback, neither time has the process resulted in the introduction of new occupational regulation for engineers.

In response to the feedback received during the 2019 consultation, MBIE has developed a new proposal for an occupational regulatory regime for engineers, with a wider scope, encompassing all professional engineers. MBIE released a discussion document for consultation in May 2021.

MBIE analysed feedback and further refined the proposal and engaged Sapere to develop the regulatory impact statement (RIS) and undertake a cost-benefit analysis (CBA) on proposed licensing and registration of engineers.