Requirements For COREN Registration In Nigeria

COREN stands for Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria.

COREN membership is respected all across the country, and its forums and assemblies are popular among professionals and highly valued specialists from all over Africa.

Requirements & COREN Membership Council for the Regulation of

Engineering in Nigeria has the rights to control engineers in the country and register such personnel and companies in the relevant records. Engineers who wish to become officially registered engineering personnel has to meet COREN registration requirements.

The following are basic registration requirements you must meet if you want to qualify for COREN membership:

  • It is necessary to provide a professional report on all the engineering design, study and supervisions under the organization that wishes to register (with at least 5 years of experience)
  • You need to be willing to demonstrate the ability to complete complex projects (that would last for at least 3 years after successful COREN registration)
  • Provide a reference letter from trusted COREN member
  • Be ready to renew company membership once in 5 years
  • A foreign specialist can register only their consulting company if they work in partnership with a registered engineer from Nigeria

How To Join Nigerian Society Of Engineers

The list of documents required for registration of the company includes:

  • Company’s brochure
  • Completed corporate affairs application (form 2)
  • Owner’s or partners’ CVs
  • Annual returns form
  • Proof of processing fees payment
  • Application form provided by COREN Partnership deed (if applicable)
  • CAC forms (C07, C02, if applicable)
  • Registration Certificates (if applicable).

Other registration requirements are

Personnel registration

Being a member of a legal professional society is very important in and outside Nigeria, and such membership is great to have for successful COREN registration (this, however, does not make you a part of COREN automatically).

Functions Of Nigerian Society Of Engineers

Besides, all registered engineers are allowed adding professional abbreviation before, after or under their names depending on their degree (Engr, Engn. Tech, Tech or Craftsman). The application processing time is usually 3-6 months, so be patient once you apply.

Here are the main COREN registration requirements you have to meet:

  • You should qualify (get at least 4 years of post-graduate studies)
  • You have to be supervised by a senior registered engineer
  • It is only possible to apply for COREN membership online
  • Each applicant has to be registered with one of these organizations: NAEC/NATE/NSE/NISET
  • Nigerians are asked to provide their school transcripts (through a post, via email or manually)
  • It is necessary to get 2 proposals beforehand, as they should be submitted during the online application
  • You have to complete the form online and attach all the required files
  • Each applicant has to pay registration fees, it is possible to do this over the Internet or in the bank
  • Nigerian engineers who wish to join Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria have to use their working email and personal details (phone number, address, etc.)

Consulting firm COREN registration

If you represent a consulting organization, you need to meet the following rules to become a member of Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria:

  • The owner (at least one owner) must be a registered engineer and the company has to have a Certificate of Registration)
  • At least two of the partners have to be registered engineers and pay in time for all their practising fees, while their company should have CAC registration along with incorporation Certificate
  • A shareholder who has 55 percent or more shares should be a registered engineer, and the company should have incorporation Certificate.

Full List Of Civil Engineering Companies in Nigeria

See the complete requirement and full list of all the documents you should provide for the registration, at the official COREN’s website.

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