Functions of the Board (as provided under Section 4 of the ACT)
4. Subject to the provisions of this Act and any regulations made thereunder the functions of the Board shall be-
a) to maintain and keep a register of engineers, including consulting engineers or firms providing engineering services;
b) to consider and decide on applications for registration;
(c) to promote and provide opportunities and facilities for the, study of and for professional training in engineering;
(d) to sponsor, arrange and provide for facilities for conferences, seminars, workshops and consultations on matters related to the field of engineering;
(e) to promote and maintain professional conduct and integrity of the engineering profession;
(f) to monitor the conduct and activities of engineers, including consulting engineers or firms,
(g) to arrange for the publication and dissemination of materials produced in connection with the work and activities of the Board;
(h) to certify academic awards given by training institutions for consideration in an application made under section 10;
(i) to plan, arrange, coordinate and oversee the professional training of local graduate engineers;
(j) to collaborate with the Tanzania Commission for Universities and other relevant institutions on the accreditation of programs for training of engineers and facilitate for the same;
(k) to enter and inspect sites where construction, installation, erection, alteration, renovation, maintenance, processing, or manufacturing works are in progress for the purpose of verifying that- l) engineering activities are undertaken by engineers registered in appropriate categories and engineering consulting firms;
m) standards and professional ethics and relevant health and safety aspects are observed;
(l) to enter and inspect business offices for verification purposes or for monitoring works, services and goods rendered by engineers and engineering technicians;
(m) to suspend or issue stop order to any works, projects, service, installation, process or other engineering activities, which are done without meeting engineering professional requirement;
(n) to take legal action against persons or firms that practice engineering without being registered by the Board;
(o) to take legal action against engineers and Engineering Consulting Firms that practice engineering or offer engineering consultancy services in areas outside their competence for which they are not registered;
(p) to conduct examinations for purpose of registration and grant certificate, diplomas and other awards of the Board to successful candidates;
(q) to impose penalties on engineers, persons, employers of engineers, firms and engineering consulting firms found guilty of professional misconduct for contravening any provisions of this Act;
(r) to collaborate with local engineering training institutions, professional association and other organizations in matters related to training, professional development of engineers, engineering technicians, and other relevant Board activities;
(s) to provide a link between engineers seeking employment and prospective employers”.
(t) to carry out such other functions as the Minister may, from time to time direct after consultation with the Board.
4(2 ) The new Act recognizes that Technicians in engineering are important ingredients in the performance of engineers. Therefore the Act provides for registration of all technicians. The following are the categories of registration with the Engineers Registration Board.