One of the following:
- A Washington Accord accredited (initial) engineering degree (listed - see Note 3)
- A Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (NZQF Level 8)
- A qualification at NZQF Level 7 or higher, with a letter from IPENZ certifying that the degree and any further learning meet the benchmark requirements towards Chartered Professional Engineer professional status in New Zealand
- NZ registration as a Chartered Professional Engineer by the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand.