oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Registration, licensing and specialist list in a civil engineering context
There are a number of international approaches to the regulation of a profession, including:
- Registration: Statutory regulation of a profession involves the setting of standards, the keeping of a register of qualified persons, the awarding of titles, the protection of title by law, the establishment of rules of conduct, and the disciplining of registered person who transgress such rules.
- Licensing: An area of work restricted by statutory licensing cannot be undertaken by an unlicensed person.
- Specialist lists: The non-statutory, voluntary listing of professionals who have met a defined standard of competence in a specialist area, typically administered by a professional or trade body.
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