COREN Registration Fees, Requirements and Process (2022 Updates)

COREN Registration Fees, requirements, and processes differ depending on your preferred membership registration and qualifications. Are you an engineer or an associate in a related field looking to register with COREN? This is a complete guide on COREN registration fees, processes, and requirements.

Before we delve into different COREN registration membership and fees available, here is a brief description of COREN.

About COREN Nigeria

The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) is a regulatory body that unites, control, and regulates all the activities of engineers and other associates profession in Nigeria. The professional body which was established in 1970 has over 40,000 members across the country.

The regulatory body does not only consist of licensed engineers but also engineering students, technicians, and other allied professionals.

Do you want to know about COREN registration fees, membership requirements, and other processes? Finish reading this article to learn all you need.

COREN Registration Membership and Requirements

As mentioned earlier, the COREN registration fees and requirements depend largely on the type of membership registration you are applying for. Below is the different membership registration you can opt for depending on your qualifications.

Personal Registration

Different individuals can register individually under COREN whether you are an engineer or a technician. So far you meet the necessary criteria and requirements, registering with COREN should not be a problem. Some of these criteria include:

For Engineers

To apply you must possess either of the following qualifications

  • Engineering certificate from a reputable institution whether B.Eng, B.Tech, B.sc, or any equivalent certificate
  • Diploma or HND certificate in engineering field with a post-graduate degree certificate from an accredited institution. See the Highest Paid Engineers in Nigeria and Salaries

Technologists/Technicians

Engineering technologists and technicians are expected to possess some of the following qualifications below

Engineering Craftsmen

Craftsmen are expected to have the following qualifications

  • O’level result including passes in Technical subject (WAEC/NABTEB)
  • Trade Test
  • Craft Certificate from City & Guild

Corporate Registration

There is an allowance to register organizations and companies under COREN as long as the necessary registration requirements are met. Whether sole proprietorship, partnership, or private limited liability company, you can register under COREN with the following requirements.

Registration for COREN by corporate business requires that the firm must be owned by a licensed and practicing engineer. Also, the business must be registered by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). Check out the The Cost of CAC Registration Fees in Nigeria, 2022

Below are some other requirements for COREN registration for corporate businesses

a) For the Sole-Proprietorship business, below are the documents to be submitted

  • Corporate Affairs form 2
  • Brochure of the firm
  • Curriculum Vitae of owner
  • Payment of an application processing fee
  • Corporate Affairs Form CAC 10 (Annual Returns)
  • Completed COREN Firm Application Form

b) For Partnership business, the documents to be submitted for COREN registration are;

  • Corporate Affairs Commission Form 2 (Form of application for registration)
  • Curriculum Vitae of partners
  • Payment of the application processing fee
  • Deed of Partnership
  • Corporate Affairs Form CAC 10 (Annual Returns)
  • Company Brochure
  • Complete COREN organization Application Form

c) For Limited Liability Company, the documents to be submitted include;

  • Documents For Application And Registration
  • Copy of Corporate Affairs Commission Certificate of Incorporation of company
  • A certified true copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the company
  • Certified true Copy of CAC Form C07
  • A certified true copy of CAC Form CO2
  • Copy of current Tax Clearance Certificate
  • Copy of VAT Registration Certificate
  • Copy of PENCOM Registration Certificate
  • Company’s Profile/Brochure of the company
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae of Partners/Directors endorsed by Proposers who must be ACEN members and up to date in the payment of practicing fees.
  • Comprehensive list of staff
  • Brief description of office
  • List of Office Furniture/Equipment owned/available to the firm
  • List of office facilities and computer/CAD equipment resources owned/available to the firm
  • List of specialty software owned/available to the firm
  • List of ACEN/COREN or other equivalent training courses attended in the last 2 years (attach copies of Certificates of Attendance)
  • List of current Codes of Practice, Design Standards, and Specifications owned
  • A name type of Contract Formats that your Firm has and uses (ICE, NEC, FIDIC, JCT, etc)
  • Copy of Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Copy of Quality Assurance (QA)/Quality Control (QC) Policy Manual
  • Copy of HSES Policy Manual
  • Signed statement of compliance with COREN Code of Conduct
  • Copy of the Firms Business Plan
  • A copy of the COREN Certificate of the Director(s)

COREN Registration Fees

Now that we have established the COREN registration requirements, below are the different COREN registration fees for different membership registration.

COREN Registration Charges For Individual / Personnel

  1. COREN Registration Fees For Engineers

a) Normal Examination fee is N148,000
Registration For COREN Nigerian Professional Association is N98,000

b) For Expatriate Professional Examination
The application fee is N97,000
The processing fee is 50,000
Full registration, seal, and the stamp is $5000

c) COREN Expatriate Professional Association
The application fee is 5000
The processing fee is 92,000
Full registration, seal, and the stamp is $5000

  1. Technologist Registration

a) Normal Examination is N105,000
Registration For COREN Nigerian Professional Association is 55,000.00

b) COREN Expatriate Professional Examination
The application fee is N78,000
The processing fee is N50,000
Full registration, seal, and the stamp is $5000

c) COREN Expatriate Professional Association
The application fee is 3,600
The processing fee is 75,000
Full registration, seal, and the stamp is $5000

  1. COREN Registration Fees For Technician

a) Normal Professional Examination is N59,000.00
Registration For COREN Nigerian Professional Association is N34,000.00

b) COREN Expatriate Professional Examination
The application fee is N57,000
The processing fee is 50,000
Full registration, seal, and the stamp is $5000

c) COREN Expatriate Professional Association
The application fee is 2000
The processing fee is 55,000
Full registration, seal, and the stamp is $5000

  1. COREN Registration Fees For Craftsmen

a) Professional Examination is N38,000
Registration For COREN Nigerian Professional Association  is N21,000.00

b) COREN Expatriate Professional Examination
The application fee is 52,000
The processing fee is 50,000
Full registration, seal, and the stamp is $5000

c) COREN Expatriate Professional Association
The application fee is N850
The processing fee is 52,000
Full registration, seal, and the stamp is $5000

COREN Registration Fees For Firms

  1. Nigerian Owned Business COREN registration fees

a) Sole Ownership Registration is 150,000.00
b) Partnership registration is 225,000.00
c) Limited liability registration is 350,000.00
d) Corporate registration is 700,000

  1. Foreign-Owned

a) Limited Liability Registration is $11,000.00
b) Partnership registration is $17,000

Step-by-step process on How to Apply for COREN Registration

Are you among those searching for how to pay for the COREN registration fees? Follow these steps to apply for COREN registration.

  • Visit www.coren.gov.ng/download/category/12-others to download the Proposer and Work Experience Forms before you start filling out the application form online. You will need to upload it with other documents during the registration process. as this is a requirement among the documents to be uploaded during the registration process. Please ensure and confirm that your two (2) proposers are up to date in the payment of their annual practicing fee.
  • Visit the COREN registration portal at www.portal.coren.gov.ng/account/register to get started
  • Fill in the basic details required including a valid email address and phone number.
  • Select the category that applies to you and the cost will be indicated.
  • Proceed to pay by verifying your payment details and clicking on the payment button.
  • Depending on your preferred payment options, it will be updated automatically after successful payment.
  • You can now log in with the details created earlier to continue your registration.
  • Once you have logged in successfully, click on the application option to update your information.
  • Check the Profile info and update your details where necessary
  • Check other options including Education, Work experience, and membership in engineering bodies to update.
  • Click on the documents option to update the required documents. Ensure you scan and upload original documents of not less than 500Kb.
  • After submitting all the required documents, proceed to the application approval button to submit your application.

Conclusion

With the above information, you will be able to perform COREN registration online, pay the fee and get many other useful information.

In case you have any problems regarding COREN registration, fees, and requirements, direct your questions to these contacts.

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