The Senate is eyeing a system that will license engineering and architecture professions.
Senate Bill 11-78 stated that the licensure for architects and engineers are important to ensure that those who are practicing these jobs are qualified.
“The Olbiil Era Kelulau finds that engineering and architecture are highly specialized fields, requiring extensive education and experience.”
The bill added that the professional licensure system will be consistent with the Foreign Investment Act which provides that among those exempt from the attainment of a Foreign Investment Approval Certificate ( FIAC) are persons involved in architecture, engineering, law, or medicine.
The bill calls for the establishment of boards for Engineering and Architecture which will consist of five members with four members appointed by the President.
The board will be empowered to license persons to be engineers and architects in Palau and establish fees for examinations, admission, and annual license to practice.