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Ministry of Labour launches engineering accreditation system

13 Jun 2021

The Sultanate of Oman has launched its own accreditation system for the engineers, which the Ministry of Labour (MoL) believes would bolster the Omanisation process which is in full swing in various fields.

The MoL signed an agreement with the Oman Society of Engineers on Sunday, a statement from the ministry said.

‘The cooperation programme includes three parts – regulating the practice of engineering work in the sultanate, raising the rates of Omanisation in the engineering profession, and empowering the Omani engineers by developing their competitive capabilities,’ the MoL said.

The Oman Society of Engineers will issue the engineering professional accreditation. 

It will review the certificates of engineering qualifications and engineering experience, evaluate the capabilities, expertise and technical and personal skills of engineers and ensure that there are no court rulings on applicant engineers.

‘The system aims to issue the appropriate permits for engineers to engage in engineering professions according to the requirements of the degrees. The system will not allow any engineer to practise the profession until after obtaining the engineering professional accreditation. The system also aims to create a unified national registry for engineers documenting their qualification level and their professional experience and updates,’ the MoL said. The system will protect society from wrong practices and support career substitution policies.

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