A Joint Division of the Institution of Civil Engineers and
the South African Institution of Civil Engineering

Mutual Exemption Agreement

Mutual Exemption Agreement

ECSA, SAICE and ICE have signed a Mutual Exemption Agreement  (see Section 3.6. International Registers and Mutual Exemption Agreements on this page of ECSA Website). In terms of this agreement, members of SAICE who are registered with ECSA as Professional Engineers of at least one years standing and members of ICE who are registered with the Engineering Council UK as Chartered Engineers of at least one years standing will be accorded corresponding membership and professional registration of the other on receipt of a duly completed acceptable application form and supporting documents. (see ICE website: ICE Mutual Exemption Agreement Page and on this page of ECSA Website for more information).

Application via this route is only available to Professional Engineers / Chartered Civil Engineers who qualified via the ECSA / ICE standard route (i.e. by having the required academic qualifications for that grade, by completing the required training and development and by passing a Professional Review). 

ICE-SA has requested ICE and SAICE to engage with ECSA to explore the possibility of expanding the Mutual Exemption Agreement to cover Incorporated Engineers / Professional Engineering Technologists and Engineering Technicians / Professional Technicians, however these discussions have stalled.