Professional Engineer, Japan (P.E. Jp) is the national qualification stipulated by the Professional Engineer Act.
A Professional Engineer is defined as an engineer engaged in the professional practice (except for cases where such practice is prohibited under other laws) of rendering services for science and technology in planning, research, design, analysis, testing, evaluation, and training in such work, which requires application of extensive scientific and technical expertise.
The Enforcement Regulation of the Professional Engineer Act specifies 21 technical disciplines, in each of which a Professional Engineers is qualified.
The IPEJ is designated by the Ministry of the Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as the only one organization which can conduct the examination works with respect to implementation of the professional engineer examinations and registration works of professional engineer and associated professional engineer.(Articles 11 and 40, PE Act)
In the light of the mission and duty of a Professional Engineer, the purpose of the IPEJ is to nationally perform works relating to train professional engineers, give guidance and liaise with members in order to contribute to the maintenance of the dignity of the Professional Engineers and to the progress and improvement of the practice thereof and eventually contribute to the improvement of science and technology and to the development of the national economy and cooperation with the foreign countries.(Article 3, IPEJ Articles, and Articles 1 and 54, the PE Act)
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