Mutual Recognition Agreements

A Mutual Recognition Agreement is an agreement between certain countries to provide mutual recognition of an engineer’s professional title.

Countries that have Mutual Recognition Agreements with Ireland

Titles covered by these agreements:

  • Chartered Engineer/ Professional Engineer
  • Associate Engineer/ Incorporated Engineer/ Professional Engineering Technologist (only transferable from United Kingdom and South Africa)
  • Engineering Technician/ Professional Engineering Technician (only transferable from United Kingdom and South Africa)

Am I eligible?

You are eligible to apply for recognition of your professional title if you meet the following criteria:

  • Have received your professional title from a country that has a Mutual Recognition Agreement with Ireland 
  • For the Mutual Recognition Agreement to apply you must have been elected to the title under that professional body’s standard professional review
  • That you are in good standing with and still a member of your original membership body

How Do I Apply?

  • Mutual Recognition Agreement applications cannot be submitted online
  • MRA requests should be emailed to our Membership team with the subject line Mutual Recognition Agreement
  • Please include details of the title you hold and what professional body it has been awarded by

Weekly MRA Webinars 

Join our Membership Team who host weekly webinars on Mutual Recognition Agreements. These webinars include a short presentation on MRAs, what countries have these agreements with Ireland and how you can benefit from them. Register for your preferred date below. 

South African Global Engineers Webinar

South African Global Engineers Event

Thursday, 23 September 2021 @ 6pm