A temporary engineer is a foreign engineer who is not ordinarily a resident in Kenya but intend to be present in Kenya in the capacity of a registered engineer for a period not exceeding one year or for the duration of any specific work for which he/she has been engaged as per Section 12 of the Engineers Act. For one to practice as a temporary engineer in Kenya, one is required by law to register with the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK). The registration provides an assurance to the public that one is adequately skilled to take the responsibilities that come with making engineering decisions.
Temporary engineer registration in Kenya
To register as a temporary engineer (foreign engineer) in Kenya, you must meet the following requirements.
- Academic Qualification Documents e.g. degrees, etc.
- Certificate of Registration from a registration body in the country of origin with a letter from that body indicating the category of registration and the current registration status.
- Current practicing license from the country of origin.
- A letter from the employer in the country of origin certifying that he/she has been practicing engineering before entering Kenya.
- Detailed Curriculum Vitae duly signed on all the pages.
- A letter from employer in Kenya stating what he/she is coming to do and for how long.
- A copy of contract showing duration of the project.
- A copy of work permit.
- They should also submit to the Board contact address, telephone numbers, taxes and e-mails of the following:
- Institutions where they graduated from.
- Their Engineering Registration body.
- Their employer before entering Kenya.
- Application fees – Ksh 150,000.
- Annual licence fee – Ksh 150,000.