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Temporary Provision of Engineering Science Services


EU member states citizens may temporarily and occasionally provide services in the fields of Engineering Science in the Republic of Cyprus, by registering at the Registry of Engineering Services Providers.

According to the ETEK Law, the professions regulated by the Chamber include the following fields: Architecture including Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering including Landscape Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering including Information Technology Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mine and Applied Geology Engineering, Agronomic-Topographic Engineering, Land Survey and Valuation, Town and Spatial Planning.

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The Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber Law grants powers for the issuance of a licence to practise the profession in any field of engineering science to natural persons or legal entities (Limited Liability Company).

Any person may be included in the Registry of Engineering Services Providers if he/she:

  • is established and legally practises the Engineering Science Profession in a member state;
  • in case that the Engineering Science is not regulated profession in the member state of establishment, at least two years of Engineering Science Profession within the last ten years is required.

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The application for the registration to the Registrar of Engineering Services Providers, can be submitted either through the PSC Cyprus or you can contact directly the competent authority. Please note that the submission of the aforementioned online application form necessitates the use of an electronic signature, which has to be under the sole control of the applicant.

Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber
P.O.BOX 21826, 1513 Nicosia
Tel. 35722877644
Fax. 35722730373
Email: cyprus@etek.org.cy
Website: http://www.etek.org.cy

The application should be accompanied by the following documents:
  • copy of University Degree;
  • copy of Transcript of Academic Records;
  • two (2) recent passport-size photos;
  • copy of Passport of an EU member state;
  • copy of criminal record;
  • where services will address a specific project, a declaration is needed stating the specific services and the period of time to be provided;
  • copy of the Engineering Science Practice’s licence in the member state;
  • certificate of permanent residence in an EU member state;
  • certificate from the competent authority of the EU member state of establishment that the applicant legally practises the Engineering Science profession and holds the relevant academic qualifications;
  • certificate of one year practical training under the supervision of a civil engineer or architect (for civil engineering or architecture registration)

The applicant is informed regarding the authorisation decision within three months from the date that the application form and supporting documents were duly submitted.

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Registered engineers are obliged to comply with the provisions of the ETEK Law, the Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics, as periodically amended. Indicatively, the following information is provided below:

Implementation of Code of Conduct - Assignor's Authorisation

According to Regulation 4(2) of the Code of Conduct of the Members of the Cyprus Scientific Technical Chamber Regulations "a project may be assigned only on the basis of a written authorisation by the assignor, in which the fee must also be stated". Read more herein.

With a view to application of the above provision, the Legislator has introduced into the Roads and Buildings (Amendments) Regulations of 2000 [AA 148/2000] reference to the above document of the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber. Engineers wishing to obtain Assignor's Authorisations must dispatch to the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber the relevant application (see related documents), suitably filled in.

Implementation of Code of Ethics – Terms and limitation in advertising – Prohibition on touting and unfair advertising
The Code of Ethics of the Members of the Cyprus Scientific Technical Chamber, lists a series of permitted action that Members can refer to in order to promote and / or advertise their professional activities. Specifically and under the restrictions stated in the Code, the Members have the right to:
  • inform the public of their professional mission statements, advances and achievements;
  • reply to questions raised in technical or other press;
  • utilize mass media in order to publicise their opinion on technical or other issues;
  • print and distribute business cards or other documents which may include their name and address, as well as professional qualifications and activities;
  • publicize the establishment of their technical office;
  • issue public announcements to recruit personnel;
  • inform the public of their absence abroad to participate in scientific conferences.

Furthermore the following activities are also permitted:
  • publicize and distribute brochures, as long as the Member, if requested, is in position to document the validity of the information presented;
  • register announcements in phonebooks or other catalogues, in national or international directories of professionals or services;
  • provide information regarding professional activities of the Member or the consultancy firm;
  • launch a professional website, which can hold the name of the Member or the consultancy firm.

In general, the Code of Conduct allows lawful advertisement, publicity and promotion of professional activities, both within the Republic and abroad, within the regulated by the Code framework, in a respectful and dignified way. However, no advertizing action should be:
  • untrue, misleading or self-praising;
  • include references or comparisons to other Members or consultancy firms, regarding the quality of the service provided, or the quantity of professional work, or fees and rewards involved;
  • offend, lower, underestimate, discredit or criticize, either directly or indirectly, any other Member or consultancy firm;
  • include name of clients without their written approval;
  • repeated so frequently or in such magnitude as to exceed the limits and the rationale indicated by the professional practices;
  • include references to specialization in certain domains of professional activities.

Furthermore, Regulation 7(1) states that the members shall be bound:
  • not to tout or permit touting for custom, directly or indirectly, and not to permit any member of their staff to proceed to such actions;
  • not to pay money or offer any kind of fee or commission or consideration, directly or indirectly, to any person with a view to touting for any custom or business on their behalf;
  • to declare to their potential assignor any existing professional interest, which, if not declared, could give rise to doubts as to their professional integrity owing to their link to the potential professional obligation;
  • not to use or permit any other person to use, directly or indirectly, agents or brokers with a view to exercising influence and assigning business to them or to reward any person with a view to securing their custom;
  • not to accept work which involves receiving payment on the basis of brokerage, commission or on discount, and not to accept gifts or commission from any person related to a project or its execution.

Regulation 7(2) states that, without prejudice to the generality of the previous provisions, the Members must not tout or permit touting for business in the following ways:
  • by an unsolicited offer of their services in any way, and in particular by visiting the assignor for this purpose or by submitting drawings to potential assignors without having been requested to do so;
  • by seeking to secure a contract by reducing their fee, after having been informed of the fee that has been set for another colleague;
  • by letters, circulars, publications in the press or announcements on the electronic media.

Regulation 7 states that the members must avoid direct or indirect self-advertisement and not do or cause or permit anything to be done, the main object of which would be their personal or professional promotion or advertisement.

The Disciplinary Board

With a view to exercising control and disciplinary power over the members of the Chamber, the Disciplinary Board (DB) has been set up. This is composed of the President of the Chamber, as Chairman, and ten other members of the Chamber, of whom six must have at least ten years of professional practice in a field of engineering science. The members of the Disciplinary Board are elected for a three-year term of office by the entirety of the registered members of the Chamber.

The disciplinary procedure is curried out by one of the three Divisions, which is composed by three members of the DB (chairman and two members), as defined and constituted by the plenary session. The Divisions may decide to send cases, which they consider to be of particular importance to the Chamber, to be investigated and concluded by the plenary session of the DB.

The plenary session of the Disciplinary Board has the power to refer Disciplinary cases, related to activities of members of Cyprus Scientific Technical Chamber, for hearing either before the plenary DB or one of the (3-membered) Divisions of the DB. The decisions, both of the plenary board and the Divisions are taken by simple majority vote.

Hide details for Other AssociationsOther Associations

Cyprus Association of Civil Engineers
Bridge House, Office 2
64 Griva Digeni Avenue
1080 Nicosia
Telephone: +35722672866
Fax: +35722674650
Website: http://www.spolmik.org

Cyprus Architects Association
24 Stasikratous
1065 Nicosia
Telephone: +357 22660510, +357 22672887, +357 22314641
Email: cyprus.architects.association@cytanet.com.cy

Cyprus Civil Engineers and Architects Association
Annis Komninis 12, 1060 - Nicosia
P.O.Box 21825, 1513 - Nicosia
Telephone: +35722751221, +35722750624
Fax: +35722769371
Website: http://www.cceaa.org.cy

Cyprus Mechanical Engineers Association
Kimonos 12, Flat 102, 2001 Acropoli, Nicosia
P.O.Box 20927, 1665 Λευκωσία
Telephone: +357 22344647
Fax: +357 22344521
E-mail: info@cmea.org.cy, cmea@cytanet.com.cy

The Association of Consulting Architects and Civil Engineers, Cyprus
Pericleous 21, Flat 202, 2020 Strovolos
P.O.Box 20979, 1665 Nicosia
Tel.:+357 22376314
Fax.:+357 22314370
E-mail: poeemapm@cytanet.com.cy
Website: www.poeem.org.cy

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