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ENFORCEMENT DECREE OF THE PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS ACT

Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20206, Jul. 27, 2007

Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008

Presidential Decree No. 21214, Dec. 31, 2008

Presidential Decree No. 22075, Mar. 15, 2010

Presidential Decree No. 22269, Jul. 12, 2010

Presidential Decree No. 22429, Oct. 13, 2010

Presidential Decree No. 22626, Jan. 17, 2011

Presidential Decree No. 23488, Jan. 6, 2012

Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013

Presidential Decree No. 25358, May 22, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 25780, Nov. 28, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 27129, May 10, 2016

 Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Decree is to prescribe matters delegated by the Professional Engineers Act and those necessary for the enforcement thereof.
 Article 2 (Scope of Duties of Professional Engineers)
The category and scope of matters requiring professional applicability with regard to science and technology under Article 3 (4) of the Professional Engineers Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Act") shall be provided for in attached Table 1.
 Article 3 (Organization of Deliberative Committee for Development of Professional Engineer System)
(1) "Relevant central administrative agencies prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 3-2 (4) 1 of the Act means the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Employment and Labor, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, the Ministry of Public Safety and Security, the Rural Development Administration, and the central administrative agencies that are regarded by the chairperson of a Deliberative Committee for Development of Professional Engineer System (hereinafter referred to as the "Committee") under Article 3-2 (1) of the Act as related to an item on the agenda brought before the Committee for deliberation. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 22075, Mar. 15, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 22269, Jul. 12, 2010; Act No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014>
(2) In commissioning members of the Committee under Article 3-2 (4) 2 of the Act, the Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning shall ensure that the Committee is composed of representatives of the industrial, academic and research circles, and the representatives from each sector are evenly distributed, who shall not exceed three persons per sector. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 3-2 (Dismissal of Committee Members)
Where a member referred to in Article 3-2 (4) 2 or 3 of the Act falls under any of the following, the Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning may dismiss the relevant member.
1. Where he/she becomes unable to perform his/her duties due to mental disabilities;
2. Where he/she engages in any misconduct in connection with his/her duties;
3. Where he/she is deemed unsuitable as a member due to neglect of his/her duties, injury to dignity or on other grounds;
4. Where he/she personally expresses that it is difficult to perform his/her duties.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 27129, May 10, 2016]
 Article 4 (Operation, etc. of Committee)
(1) The chairperson of the Committee shall convene meetings of the Committee, and shall preside over such meetings.
(2) Whenever the chairperson of the Committee convenes a meeting, he/she shall notify each committee member of the date, venue, and agenda of the meeting by no later than seven days prior to the scheduled date of the meeting: Provided, That the same shall not apply where urgent circumstances or other extenuating grounds exist to the contrary.
(3) A meeting of the Committee shall be duly formed with the attendance of a majority of incumbent committee members, and shall pass resolutions with the affirmative vote of a majority of the members present at the meeting.
(4) The head of a related central administrative agency under Article 3 (1) may request the Committee to include matters on which deliberation is required by the Committee, such as major policy issues and plans relating to the category of professional engineers under his/her control, in the agenda of the Committee for deliberation.
 Article 4-2 (Organization, Function and Operation of Special Committee for Deliberation on Qualifications for International Processional Engineers)
(1) A special committee for deliberation on qualifications for international professional engineers (hereinafter referred to as the "Special Committee") shall be established in the Committee under Article 3-2 (6) of the Act.
(2) The Special Committee shall professionally deliberate on the following matters concerning deliberation on necessary requirements for mutual recognition of qualifications as professional engineers (hereinafter referred to as "recognition of qualifications as international professional engineers") pursuant to an international convention under Article 3-2 (2) 4 of the Act: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25780, Nov. 28, 2014>
1. Standards for deliberation on recognition of qualifications as international professional engineers;
2. Whether professional engineers meet requirements necessary for recognition of qualifications as international professional engineers;
3. Other matters recognized by the chairperson of the Committee as necessary for deliberation on recognition of qualifications as international professional engineers.
(3) The chairperson of the Special Committee shall report the results of deliberation prescribed in paragraph (2) to the Committee. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25780, Nov. 28, 2014>
(4) The Special Committee shall consist of not less than 11 but not more than 15 members and the members shall have the following qualifications: <Amended by Act No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 25780, Nov. 28, 2014>
1. Each person nominated by the head of the relevant agency from among public officials in the position of director in the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, the Ministry of Employment and Labor, and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport;
2. Less than ten persons commissioned by the chairperson of the Committee in consideration of gender, from among those who have profound knowledge and abundant experience in science and technology and in the professional engineer system.
(5) The chairperson of the Special Committee shall be nominated by the chairperson of the Committee, from among members prescribed in paragraph (4) 2.
(6) The chairperson of the Special Committee shall convene meetings of the Special Committee and preside over such meetings.
(7) A meeting of the Special Committee shall be duly formed with the attendance of a majority of incumbent committee members, and shall pass resolutions with the affirmative vote of a majority of the members present at the meeting.
(8) The term of office for members under paragraph (4) 2 shall be three years.
(9) Matters necessary for the operation of the Special Committee, other than those provided for in paragraphs (1) through (8), shall be determined by the chairperson of the Committee after a resolution by the Committee.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 22429, Oct. 13, 2010]
 Article 4-3 (Dismissal, etc. of Special Committee Members)
(1) A person who nominates a member under Article 4-2 (4) 1 may withdraw the nomination, where the member falls under any of the subparagraphs of Article 3-2.
(2) Where a member referred to in Article 4-2 (4) 2 falls under any of the subparagraphs of Article 3-2, the chairperson of the Committee may dismiss the relevant member.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 27129, May 10, 2016]
 Article 5 (Establishment of Principles of Ethics)
A professional engineers' association established under Article 14 of the Act may lay down the principles of ethics with which professional engineers shall comply to fulfill their duty of good faith and duty of decorum under Article 4 of the Act.
 Article 6 (Establishment, etc. of Master Plans for Developing Professional Engineer System)
(1) When the Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning establishes a master plan for developing a professional engineer system under Article 5 of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "master plan"), he/she shall consult with the head of the central administrative agency responsible for the matters relating to qualifications as professional engineers under Article 10 of the National Technical Qualifications Act (hereinafter referred to as the "competent Minister") and then present for deliberation the plan to the Committee. The same shall also apply to any revision to the master plan. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning may request the competent Minister to submit materials necessary for establishing the master plan. In such cases, the competent Minister shall cooperate as requested, unless any specific ground exists to the contrary. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) The Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning shall, upon establishing the master plan, notify the Minister of Employment and Labor and the competent Minister thereof. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 22269, Jul. 12, 2010; Act No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 7 (Establishment and Execution of Implementation Plan)
(1) The competent Minister shall, upon receiving a notice of the master plan under Article 6 (3), establish and execute an implementation plan for matters under his/her control.
(2) The competent Minister shall present the implementation plan under paragraph (1) and the results of the execution thereof to the Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Articles 8 through 10 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 22429, Oct. 13, 2010>
 Article 11 (Establishment, etc. of Standards for Recognition of Qualifications for International Professional Engineers)
(1) When the Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning establishes or amends the standards for deliberation on recognition of qualifications for international professional engineers, he/she shall present the proposed standards to the Special Committee and the Committee for examination and deliberation. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 22429, Oct. 13, 2010; Act No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning shall publicly announce the standards for deliberation established or amended pursuant to paragraph (1). <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 12 (Persons Subject to Training Courses for Professional Engineers)
(1) Where any of the following professional engineers intends to register under Article 5-7 (1) of the Act, he/she shall complete a training course of not less than credits under the following classification pursuant to Article 5-3 (2) of the Act: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25780, Nov. 28, 2014>
1. A professional engineer who fails to register within three years after he/she has been qualified as a professional engineer pursuant to Article 2 of the Act: Eight credits for the last one year as of the date of filing an application for registration;
2. A professional engineer in whose case the effect of registration is lost because he/she has failed to renew registration under Article 5-7 (4) of the Act: 90 credits for the last five years as of the date of filing an application for registration;
3. A professional engineer in whose case three years have passed after his/her registration or renewed registration was revoked pursuant to Article 5-9 of the Act: Eight credits for the last one year as of the date of filing an application for registration.
(2) Where a professional engineer who performs the duties of professional engineer under Article 3 of the Act or other statutes intends to renew registration pursuant to Article 5-7 (4) of the Act, he/she shall complete a training course of 90 credits pursuant to Article 5-3 (2) of the Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25780, Nov. 28, 2014>
 Article 13 (Methods and Standards, etc. of Training Courses for Professional Engineers)
(1) Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 25780, Nov. 28, 2014>
(2) The curriculum and content of training courses under Article 12 and the standards for recognition thereof shall be prescribed in attached Table 2.
(3) "Where the education and training that a professional engineer receives pursuant to any other statute fall under the standards prescribed by Presidential Decree" in the proviso to Article 5-3 (2) of the Act means cases where such training courses conform to the curriculum prescribed and publicly announced by the Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning considering the persons subject to the training courses, content of training courses, and training facilities of educational institutions, etc. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 14 (Educational Institutions for Professional Engineers)
(1) The Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning may designate any of the following institutions or organizations as an educational institution, if it satisfies the requirements prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 22626, Jan. 17, 2011; Act No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25358, May 22, 2014>
1. A professional engineers' association established pursuant to Article 14 of the Act;
2. An institution or organization designated as an educational institution for engineers pursuant to the Construction Technology Promotion Act, the Electric Technology Management Act, the Engineering Industry Promotion Act, or any other statute;
3. A university or college falling under Article 2 of the Higher Education Act;
4. A non-profit corporation established for the purpose of academic activities, with permission of the competent administrative authority pursuant to Article 32 of the Civil Act;
5. A government-invested research institution in the field of science and technology established pursuant to the Act on the Establishment, Operation and Fostering Government-Funded Science and Technology Research Institutions;
6. The Korea Institute of Science and Technology Evaluation and Planning (including its annexed institutions) established pursuant to Article 20 of the Framework Act on Science and Technology.
(2) Detailed matters concerning the procedures for designating educational institutions shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 15 (Confirmation, etc. on Achievements in Training Courses)
(1) Any professional engineer shall, upon the completion of the training courses under Article 12, file a report on his/her achievements in the courses to the Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning shall review the achievements reported under paragraph (1) and issue a certificate of completion of training courses if such achievements satisfy the standards for the recognition of training courses under Article 13 (2). <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) The further details concerning the submission of a report on achievements in training courses and the issuance of a certificate of completion of training courses shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 16 (Maintenance and Management of Records of Workplaces of Professional Engineers)
(1) The Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning shall grant each professional engineer a registration number pursuant to Article 5-4 (2) of the Act, and make an entry of the following information in the comprehensive information system for professional engineers under Article 5-5 of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "comprehensive information system") for maintenance and management thereof: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Name, workplace, career, and academic attainment of a professional engineer;
2. Category of professional engineers and date of acquisition of qualification thereof;
3. Achievements in training courses under Article 5-3 of the Act.
(2) Any professional engineer may file a report on the information under each subparagraph of paragraph (1) via the comprehensive information system. The same shall also apply to any revision to any reported matter.
 Article 17 (Collection, etc. of Data Required for Comprehensive Information System)
Where the Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning requests a related central administrative agency, a professional engineers' association, etc. (hereinafter referred to as "related central administrative agency, etc.") to submit materials pursuant to Article 5-5 (2) of the Act, he/she shall describe the purpose and method of using such materials. In such cases, the Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning may, if necessary, request the head of a related central administrative agency, etc. who has submitted the materials to supplement or update it. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 17-2 (Registration and Renewal of Registration of Professional Engineers)
(1) The types and scope of duties of professional engineers who should be registered pursuant to Article 5-7 (1) of the Act shall be as specified in attached Table 2-2.
(2) Any professional engineer who intends to register in order to perform the duties of professional engineers pursuant to Article 5-7 (1) of the Act shall submit an application for registration of a professional engineer prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, along with the following documents:
1. A copy of a certificate of qualification for professional engineer;
2. A document proving that he/she has completed a training course under Article 12 (1).
(3) Any professional engineer who has registered pursuant to Article 5-7 (1) of the Act shall renew his/her registration every five years pursuant to paragraph (4) of the aforesaid Article.
(4) Any professional engineer who intends to renew his/her registration pursuant to Article 5-7 (4) of the Act shall file an application for renewal of registration of a professional engineer prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning with the Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning, along with a document proving that he/she has completed a training course under Article 12 (2).
(5) The Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning shall examine whether a professional engineer who has applied for registration under paragraph (1) and renewal of registration under paragraph (3) constitutes the grounds for the refusal of registration and renewal of registration under the subparagraphs of Article 5-8 (1) of the Act, and if he/she refuses such registration or renewal of registration, he/she shall notify the results thereof to a professional engineer who has applied for registration or renewal of registration.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 25780, Nov. 28, 2014]
 Article 18 (Application. etc. for Registration of Establishment of Professional Engineer Office)
(1) A professional engineer who intends to register the establishment of a professional engineer office under Article 6 (1) of the Act (including a joint office of professional engineers; hereinafter the same shall apply) shall file a written application for such registration with the Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning, along with the documents specified by Ordinance of the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning shall, upon receiving an application for registration under paragraph (1), record necessary matters in the registry of establishment of professional engineer offices and issue a certificate of registration of the establishment of the professional engineer office to the applicant, unless any ground exists to reject the registration under Article 7 of the Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 19 (Criteria. etc. for Registration of Joint Offices of Professional Engineers)
(1) "Supporting personnel prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 6 (4) 1 of the Act means any of the following persons who work in the technical field (referring to the technical field as defined in the category column of attached Table 1) to which the category of qualification held by professional engineers (hereinafter referred to as "partners of a joint office") who have formed a joint office of professional engineers (hereinafter referred to as "joint office") belongs: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22429, Oct. 13, 2010>
1. Professional engineers;
2. Engineers;
3. Persons who have a career in the relevant technical field for two or longer years after they acquired the qualification as an industrial engineer;
4. Persons who hold a bachelor or higher degree in the department relating to the relevant technical field;
5. Persons who have a career in the relevant technical field for three or longer years (two or longer years where they graduated from a three-year junior college) after they graduated from a junior college relating to the relevant technical field.
(2) Any person who intends to establish a joint office shall prepare an agreement on the operation of the joint office, and the partners of the joint office shall jointly sign and seal such agreement.
(3) The agreement under paragraph (2) shall contain the following matters:
1. Purpose, name, and address of the office;
2. Names and addresses of partners;
3. Matters concerning the organization and operation of such office;
4. Matters concerning admission to and withdrawal from the partnership;
5. Matters concerning revenue and expenditure.
 Article 20 (Reporting on Change in Registered Matters)
A change in any matter registered in connection with the registration of a professional engineer office under Article 8 (1) of the Act, temporary shutdown, or permanent closedown of a professional engineer office shall be reported within fifteen days from the date on which such change, shutdown, or closedown occurs.
 Article 21 (Maintenance and Management of Records concerning Performance Results of Professional Engineer Offices)
(1) The Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning shall maintain and manage the records concerning performance results of each professional engineer office according to the following categories pursuant to Article 11-2 (2) of the Act: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Scope of technology;
2. Project owner;
3. Bidding method;
4. Contract amount and contract period;
5. Other matters that the Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning deems necessary for maintaining and managing records of performance results of each professional engineer office.
(2) The Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning may register the information referred to in each subparagraph of paragraph (1) in the comprehensive information system for maintenance and management thereof. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 22 (Consultation on Revocation of Registration)
Whenever The Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning intends to revoke the registration of a professional engineer office pursuant to Article 12 of the Act, he/she shall consult with the competent Minister, clarifying the grounds for such revocation. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 23 (Authorization for Establishment of Professional Engineers' Association)
Where professional engineers intend to obtain authorization for the establishment of a professional engineers' association under Article 14 (1) of the Act, they shall file an application therefor with the Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning in writing, along with the following documents: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Articles of association;
2. Statement of assets;
3. Business plan and budget for revenue and expenditure for the year of establishment;
4. Written resolution on establishment;
5. Documents describing details concerning the election of the representative of establishment;
6. Letter of acceptance of appointment and curriculum vitae of an executive officer.
 Article 24 (Matters to Be Stated in Articles of Association)
The articles of association of each professional engineers' association shall contain the following matters:
1. Purposes;
2. Name;
3. Address of principal place of business;
4. Matters concerning assets and accounting;
5. Matters concerning appointment and removal of executive officers;
6. Matters concerning rights and duties of members;
7. Matters concerning business activities and the execution thereof;
8. Matters concerning meetings;
9. Matters concerning amendment to the articles of association;
10. Other important matters concerning management of the professional engineers' association.
 Article 25 (Application for Authorization for Amendment to Articles of Association)
Where a professional engineers' association intends to obtain authorization for an amendment to its articles of association under Article 14 (4) of the Act, it shall file a written application therefor with the Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning along with documents specified by Ordinance of the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 26 (Entrustment, etc. of Authority)
(1) "Affairs prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 20 (1) 7 of the Act means affairs relating to the acceptance of request for examination for the recognition of international professional engineer qualification and the issuance of certificates of recognition of international professional engineer qualification under Article 5-2 (1) and (3) of the Act and affairs relating to the issuance of certificates of registration of professional engineers under Article 5-7 (2) of the Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22429, Oct. 13, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 25780, Nov. 28, 2014>
(2) Pursuant to Article 20 of the Act, the Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning shall entrust the educational institutions designated pursuant to Article 14 with affairs relating to the training courses under Article 5-3 of the Act (excluding affairs relating to the review of achievements in training courses and the issuance of certificates of completion of training courses under Article 15). <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Pursuant to Article 20 of the Act, the Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning shall entrust a professional engineers' association with the following affairs, if the association meets the requirements prescribed and publicly notified by the Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 21214, Dec. 31, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 22429, Oct. 13, 2010; Act No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25780, Nov. 28, 2014>
1. Acceptance of reporting on the workplace, career, academic attainments, etc. of each professional engineer under Article 5-4 of the Act;
2. Affairs relating to the establishment and operation of the comprehensive information system under Article 5-5 of the Act;
2-2. Affairs relating to the issuance of certificates of registration of professional engineers under Article 5-7 (2) of the Act;
3. Registration of establishment of a professional engineer office under Article 6 of the Act;
4. Acceptance of reporting on a modification of registered matters, temporary shutdown, or permanent closedown under Article 8 of the Act;
5. Management of performance results of professional engineers with registered office pursuant to Article 11-2 of the Act;
6. Deleted; <by Presidential Decree No. 25780, Nov. 28, 2014>
7. Affairs relating to the review of achievements in training courses and the issuance of certificates of completion of training courses under Article 15;
8. Affairs referred to in paragraph (1).
(4) The Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning shall publicly announce the names, addresses, representatives, and other details of educational institutions and professional engineers' associations to whom affairs are entrusted under paragraphs (2) and (3) (hereinafter referred to as "entrusted institutions"). <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
(5) When the entrusted institutions handle affairs entrusted under paragraphs (2) and (3), they shall file a report on the results therefrom to the Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
(6) If a professional engineer who has registered the establishment of his/her professional engineer office falls under any ground for revocation of registration of the professional engineer office as provided for in Article 12 of the Act, the professional engineers' association to whom affairs are entrusted under paragraph (3) shall file a report on such fact to the Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 26-2 (Processing of Personally Identifiable Information)
The Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning (including any person entrusted with the authority of the Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning pursuant to Article 26) may process data that includes a resident registration number or foreigner registration number prescribed in subparagraph 1 or 4 of Article 19 of the Enforcement Decree of the Personal Information Protection Act, if inevitable to perform the following affairs: <Amended by Act No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25780, Nov. 28, 2014>
1. Examination of international professional engineer qualifications and issuance of international professional engineer qualification certificates pursuant to Article 5-2 of the Act;
2. Reporting and management of workplaces, careers, etc. pursuant to Article 5-4 of the Act;
3. Establishment and operation of the comprehensive information system for professional engineers pursuant to Article 5-5 of the Act;
3-2. Registration and renewal of registration under Article 5-7 of the Act;
3-3. Refusal of registration under Article 5-8 of the Act;
4. Registration, etc. of establishment of professional engineer offices pursuant to Article 6 of the Act;
5. Acceptance of a report on any modification of registered matters or any business suspension or closure of professional engineer offices pursuant to Article 8 of the Act.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23488, Jan. 6, 2012]
 Article 26-3 (Re-Examination of Regulation)
The Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning shall examine the appropriateness of the following matters every three years from each base date specified in the following subparagraphs (referring to the period that ends on the day before the base date of every third year) and take measures for improvement, etc.:
1. Persons subject to training courses for project engineers and standards for the completion thereof under Article 12: November 29, 2014;
2. Submission of the achievements in training courses under Article 15 (1): November 29, 2014;
3. Standards for imposing administrative fines under Article 27 and attached Table 3: November 29, 2014.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 25780, Nov. 28, 2014]
 Article 27 (Standards for Imposition of Administrative Fines)
(1) The standards for imposing administrative fines pursuant to Article 22 (1) and (2) shall be listed in attached Table 3.
(2) The Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning may increase or decrease the amount of an administrative fine within one half of such amount pursuant to attached Table 3, considering the motive, details, frequencies, etc. of the relevant offence: Provided, That the amount so increased shall not exceed the upper limit of amount prescribed in Article 22 (1) and (2) of the Act. <Amended by Act No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22429, Oct. 13, 2010]
ADDENDA
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on July 27, 2007.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Administrative Fines)
Imposing administrative fines in relation to any offense committed before this Decree enters into force shall be governed by the previous provisions.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 21214, Dec. 31, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22075, Mar. 15, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on March 19, 2010. (Proviso Omitted.)
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22269, Jul. 12, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22429, Oct. 13, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Training Courses)
(1) The amended provisions of Article 12 (1) shall also apply to a person who has obtained a qualification certificate of a professional engineer before this Decree enters into force: Provided, That with respect to a person who obtained a qualification certificate of a professional engineer before July 27, 2006, July 27, 2008 shall be construed as the reference date under the amended provisions of Article 12 (1).
(2) Where a person who obtained a qualification certificate of a professional engineer before this Decree enters into force has completed training courses before the reference date pursuant to the amended provisions of Article 12 (1) under the previous provisions, he/she shall be deemed to have completed training courses on the reference date pursuant to the amended provisions of Article 12 (1).
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22626, Jan. 17, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 6 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 23488, Jan. 6, 2012>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 25358, May 22, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on May 23, 2014.
Articles 2 through 13 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That Presidential Decrees amended by Article 5 of the Addenda, which were promulgated before this Decree enters into force but the enforcement dates of which have not arrived yet, shall enter into force on the enforcement date of the respective Decree.
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 25780, Nov. 28, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on November 29, 2014.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Registration of Establishment of Professional Engineer Offices)
Where the establishment of a professional engineer office has been registered within the scope of technology under the former provisions mentioned in the left columns of the following table pursuant to Article 6 of the Act and Articles 18 and 19 of the Decree as at the time this Decree enters into force, the establishment of the professional engineer office shall be deemed registered in the field of technology and in the field of specialty under the amended provisions of attached Table 1 mentioned in the right columns of the same table:
Types and scope of technology under the former provisionsField of technology and field of specialty under the amended provisions
TypesScope of technologyField of technologyField of specialty
Field of machinery1. Machinery manufacturing, 2. Industrial machinery and equipment, 4. Construction machinery and equipment, 6. Process design applied to machineryField of machinery1) General industrial machinery
Field of machinery5. Vehicles, 10. Rolling stock Field of machinery2) Vehicles
Field of aerospace1. Aircraft, 2. Aircraft engineField of aerospace Aviation
Field of metal1. Ferrous metallurgy, 2. Non-ferrous metallurgy, 3. Metallic materials, 4. Surface finishing, 5. Metal processingField of metal Metal
Field of electricity and electronics2. Applications of electricity, 4. Industrial instrumentation and control, 5. Applications of electronics, 7. Electric railroads Field of electricity2) Applications of electricity and electronics
Communications and information processing2. Information management, 3. Applications of computer systemsField of information and communications2) Information management
Field of chemistry1. Chemical engineering, 2. CeramicsField of chemistryChemical engineering
Field of construction7. Roads and airportsField of construction1) Roads and airports
Field of construction6. Harbors and coastsField of construction2) Harbors and coasts
Field of construction2. Civil engineering structure, 12. Architectural structureField of construction8) Structure
Field of construction1. The nature of the soil and the foundation, 23. The geology and the groundField of construction11) The nature of the soil and the geology
Field of construction17. Surveys and geo-spatial information, 18. Land registers Field of construction12) Surveys and land registers
Field of construction5. Quality testing of civil engineering works, 14. Quality testing of architectural worksField of construction13) Quality testing
Field of machinery3. HVAC and freezing machines Field of mechanical systemsMechanical systems
Field of construction21. Building's mechanical systems
Field of agriculture and forestry1. Food, 2. Agrochemical, 3. Animal husbandry, 4. Seeds, 5. ForestsField of agriculture and forestry1) Agriculture and forestry
Field of maritime affairs and fisheries1. Maritime affairs, 2. Aquaculture, 3. Fishery, 4. Fishery productionField of maritime affairs and fisheriesMaritime affairs
Field of industrial management1. Factory management, 2. Quality managementField of industry1) Manufacturing process management
Field of industrial management3. PackagingField of industry2) Packaging and product design
Field of applied sciences1. Product design
Field of construction19. Construction safety, 20. Management of explosivesField of industry3) Industrial safety
Field of industrial management4. Industrial sanitation management, 5. Mechanical safety, 6. Electrical safety, 7. Chemical engineering safety, 10. human engineering
Field of industrial management8. Fire-fightingField of industry4) Fire-fighting and emergency management
Field of textile fibers1. Spinning, 2. Textile manufacturing processes, 3. Dyeing process, 4. Raw threads, 5. Clothing Field of industry6) Textile fibers
Field of applied sciences5. Weather forecastingField of industry7) Weather
Applied sciences2. Nuclear power generation, 3. Radiation control Field of atomic energy1) Atomic energy and radiation control
Applied sciences4.Non-destructive testing Field of atomic energy2)Non-destructive testing
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Training Courses)
Where a person in whose case three years have passed after being qualified as a professional engineer as at the time this Decree enters into force, who was qualified as a professional engineer before this Decree enters into force (excluding a person deemed to have been registered as a professional engineer pursuant to Article 2 of Addenda to the partly amended Professional Engineers Act, Act No. 12676), has earned credits pursuant to the former Article 12, the relevant credits shall be deemed credits he/she has earned pursuant to the amended provisions of Article 12 (1) 1 and subparagraph 2 (a) of attached Table according to the following classification. In such cases, he/she shall register under Article 5-7 (1) of the Act within one year after this Decree enters into force:
1. Where he/she has earned at least eight credits: The relevant credits shall be recognized as eight credits earned, including courses on ethics and safety for the last one year as of the date of filing an application for registration;
2. Where he/she has earned less than eight credits: The relevant credits only shall be recognized as credits earned, including courses on ethics and safety for the last one year as of the date of filing an application for registration. In such cases, where the relevant professional engineer intends to be registered, he/she shall additionally earn insufficient credits.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 27129, May 10, 2016>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.