​Professional Accreditation: It enables engineers to manage their personal profile without the need for consulting the council; in addition to executing several self-services such as renewal applications, promotions, helping new comers with their passports and other services through the e-services portal.


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About Professional Accreditation

 
 
 
 
 
 

The statute of Saudi Council of Engineers, established under Royal Decree 36/M, empowers it to establish governing policies and criteria for engineering practice in Saudi Arabia, and Article 27 of its bylaw stipulates that all engineers who practice the profession in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia must be registered with the Council.

Objectives of professional registration:

  1. Assessment of academic qualifications and practical experiences of engineering practitioners.
  2. Maintain continuous professional development in order to improve the skills of engineers and follow the developments in the field of specialization.
  3. Provide and apply the best professional practices by engineers to achieve the protection of society and ensure its well-being.
  4. Create a registry of engineers with validated qualification level and professional experiences.

 

Professional registration requirements:

  • Obtain the necessary scientific qualification in one of the engineering disciplines (Bachelor of Engineering or equivalent)
  • To sign on Authorization and Agreement.
  • Provide necessary documents to complete the registration process (ID / No. border, passport, academic record).
  • Pay the required membership fees.
  • - Registration for those with less than five years of experience shall not be accepted, unless they are Saudi, Bedoon or born in Saudi Arabia.

 

Renewal of Professional registration:

  • Apply for e-renewal through the e-portal of the Council.

 Professional grading requirements:

Associate Engineer:

In addition to the basic requirements, documents of certified professional experience in the same field for a minimum of four (4) years are required and to be submitted online.

Professional engineer:

In addition to the basic requirements, documents of certified professional experience in the same field for a minimum of nine (9) years are required and to be submitted online.

Consultant engineer:

In addition to the basic requirements, documents of certified professional experience in the same field for a minimum of nineteen (19) years are required and to be submitted online.

 

Types of memberships:

Full membership:

Professional registration only for Saudis, for a period of 3 years, costs 1250 SAR, at grade of "Engineer".

Expat Engineer with Engineering Profession:

Professional registration only for Non-Saudi engineers whose residence permit/visa carries "Engineer" profession, for a period of 3 years, costs 1250 SAR, at grade of "Engineer".

Expat Engineer with Non-Engineering Profession:

Professional registration only for Non-Saudi engineers whose residence permit/visa carries a profession other than engineering, for a period of 3 years, costs 1250 SAR, at grade of "Engineer".

Non-Resident Foreign Engineer:

Professional registration only for Non-Saudi engineer who currently does not possess residence status in Saudi Arabia, but invited to work by a Saudi employer; membership is valid for 3 years and costs 1250 SAR, at grade of "Engineer".

Student membership:

It is a free membership for students who are currently pursuing engineering education. Valid for one year, and renewable.

Technician Membership:

For holders of engineering qualifications lower than a bachelor degree; valid for one, two, or three years, at 600.00 for first year and 100.00 SR for subsequent years each.

Interested in Engineering:

A membership given to individuals who do not possess engineering certificates but are keen and active in engineering; valid for one year, costs 100.00 SR, renewable.

 

Membership Card and Certificate 

Membership card and certificate are issued after assessment and verification of the submitted academic credentials for genuineness from the issuing institute/university. This process may take up to three months.

Certificate and card could be collected from SCE offices or request for a courier delivery through the personal account at SCE e-portal upon payment of 50.00 SR against courier service charge, payable through SADAD. Expected normal delivery period is 7-10 working days.

 

Profession Change:

Profession change from non-engineering profession to Engineering profession:

Expat engineers who enter the Kingdom with a non-engineering visa, and willing to practice engineering, should apply for profession change after the initial acceptance as a member in the Council and the payment, done online through the portal of Labor Office. No document/letter from SCE is required.

Profession change from engineering profession to non-engineering profession:

Any expat who enter the Kingdom with an engineering profession visa, and applied to SCE, but rejected due to non-compliance, should apply for profession change to an appropriate non-engineering profession through the Labor Office. A temporary approval for 10 days will be granted for the legal process upon submission of a written agreement by the employer.

 

Passport update:

  • If an engineer, who had a non-engineering profession in his visa/Iqama and changed his profession to "engineer" through Labor Office, should update his passport status at his profile at SCE e-portal.
  • The member should update his passport status at his profile at SCE e-portal immediately after each Iqama renewal.

 

 

  1. Professional Examination
    SCE provides two accredited professional exams

    1-American professional exams in cooperation with NCEES:
    The available exams for  registration :-

  2. Fundamental of Engineering FE
    Fundamental of Surveying FS
    Principal and Practice of Engineering PE
    Principal and Practice of Surveying PS

    2-Saudi Council of Engineers exam in cooperation with QIYAS
    The available exams for  registration :-
  3. Fundamental of Engineering FE
    Fundamental of Architecture FA

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SCE Membership Categories: 

 

 

Membership fees:

Fees Amount (SAR)
Verification fees 500
Membership fees  
 Engineer250 X Number of years
 Technical200 X Number of years
 Interested100 X Number of years
Renewal fees  
 Engineer250 X Number of years
 Technical200 X Number of years
 Interested100 X Number of years
   
Classification renewal fees  
 Associate450
 Professional1050
 Consultant1550
Classification fees difference  
 To associate450
 To professional1050
 To consultant1550
 From associate to professional600
 From associate to consultant1100
 From professional to consultant500
Date update Fees with Yakeen 100
NCEES FE test fees 1500
NCEES PE test fees 2500
Fees to resume the certificate verification again 500
Fees for sending certificate by mail (handling) 50