ACEI

Membership requirements

Summary of Qualifications for ACEI Membership:

Company must:

  • Be managed by ACEI Fellow Professional Consulting Engineers (FConsEI)
  • Have good professional reputation and ethical standards
  • Be primarily engaged in providing technology based intellectual services 
  • Agree to abide by ACEI Code of Conduct / Rules for Membership
  • Not be owned by a contracting, manufacturing, state/para state organisation
  • Maintain appropriate PI Insurance
  • Have been in practice as engineering consultants for at least three years

Election of Members

  • Any organisation that would like to become a member must submit an application in writing to be approved by the Executive Board.
  • A Proposer and a seconder, both ACEI Fellow Professional Consulting Engineers must support the application.
  • After being sent to the Honorary Secretary, the form is submitted to the Executive Board who will examine the applicant’s qualifications for membership.
  • The Executive Board will officially nominate those found eligible for membership.
  • Notice of your nomination for membership, as well as any other information the Executive Board considers relevant, will be sent to each new member.
  • Any organisation wishing to object to the nomination shall do so in writing to the Honorary Secretary within three weeks of the date of such notice, where the committee will also consider all objections sent to the Honorary Secretary.
  • In the case that an organisation qualifies under Article 8, the final decision whether or not the Organisation will be elected ultimately rests with the Executive Board. 

Summary of Qualifications for ACEI Fellow Professional Consulting Engineers (FConsEI)

Applicants must:

  • Be a Chartered Engineer (CEng)
  • Have seven years professional experience
  • Have a minimum of three years practice as a Consulting Engineer
  • Be a Partner/Shareholder or in control of the management decisions of the company
  • Be directly responsible for dealing with Clients and committing firm financially to Client commissions

Every person interested in becoming registered as an ACEI Fellow Consulting Engineer must make an application in writing to be approved by the Executive Board. Following this;
  • A Proposer and a seconder, both ACEI FConsEI, must support each application.
  • Once the application approval is completed, the Executive Board will send the appropriate registration materials.
  • Membership will commence after the registration fee and subscription have been paid.
  • Following approval, the abbreviation “FConsEI” may be used exclusively to signify registration as an ACEI Fellow Professional Consulting Engineer.


Summary of Qualifications for ACEI Registered Professional Consulting Engineers (RConsEI)

Applicants must:

1. Hold a third level professional engineering qualification
2. Be a Chartered Engineer (CEng)
3. Be employed in an ACEI Member firm and exercise a management role as a consulting engineer
4. Have four or more years of ACEI approved professional engineering experience
5. Have been practicing as a professional engineer for a period of not less than four years immediately prior to application
6. Have completed an ACEI approved business related course

Those interested in becoming an ACEI Registered Professional Consulting Engineer must complete an application form and provide supporting documentation for approval by the Executive Board. Following this:

- A Proposer and a seconder, both ACEI FConsEI, must support each application
- Once the application approval is completed, the Executive Board will send the appropriate registration materials
- Membership will commence after the registration fee has been paid.
- Following approval, the abbreviation 'RConsEI' may be used exclusively to signify registration as an ACEI Registered Professional Consulting Engineer.

Further Information for download:
ACEI Constitution
ACEI Code of Conduct