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PHILIPPINE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING ACT OF 1998

IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS


RULE 1
SECTION 1 TITLE
SECTION 2 STATEMENT OF POLICY
SECTION 3 DEFINITION OF TERMS
SECTION 3 DEFINITION OF TERMS

PME PROFESSIONAL MECHANICAL ENGINEER


RME REGISTERED MECHANICAL ENGINEER
CPM CERTIFIED PLANT MECHANIC
IRR of RA 8495 RULE 1
SECTION 3 DEFINITION OF TERMS

PRACTICE OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

(1) Consultation, valuation, investigation and management services


requiring mechanical engineering knowledge;

(2) Engineering design, preparation of plans, specifications and projects


studies or estimates for mechanical equipment, machinery, or
processes of any mechanical works, projects or plants;

IRR of RA 8495 RULE 1


SECTION 3 DEFINITION OF TERMS

(3) Management or supervision of the erection, installation, alteration,


testing and commissioning of mechanical equipment, machinery, or processes
in mechanical works, projects of plants;

(4) Management, supervision, operation, tending or maintenance of any


mechanical equipment, machinery or processes in mechanical work, projects or
plants;

(5) Management or supervision of the manufacture, sale, supply or


distribution of mechanical equipment, parts or components;

IRR of RA 8495 RULE 1


SECTION 3 DEFINITION OF TERMS

(6) Teaching of mechanical engineering professional subjects in


government recognized and accredited engineering schools; and,

(7) Employment in government as a professional mechanical engineer,


registered mechanical engineer, or certified plant mechanic if the nature and
character of his work is in line with his profession, requiring professional
knowledge of the science of mechanical engineering.

IRR of RA 8495 RULE 1


SECTION 3 DEFINITION OF TERMS

• Mechanical Equipment or Machinery

STEAM ENGINES
TURBINES
HEAT EXCHANGER
FURNACES
PUMPS
CRANES,ETC.

IRR of RA 8495 RULE 1


SECTION 3 DEFINITION OF TERMS

• Mechanical processes, works, projects or plants

STEAM PLANTS
GEOTHERMAL PLANTS
NUCLEAR PLANTS,
INTERNAL COMBUSTION PLANTS,
HYDRAULIC PLANTS,
PUMPING PLANTS,ETC

IRR of RA 8495 RULE 1


OFFICIAL SEAL OF THE BOARD
RULE 2

COMPOSITION, QUALIFICATIONS, TERMS OF OFFICE


AND MEETINGS OF THE BOARD RULE 3
- Must be a Professional Mechanical Engineer (PME)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CHAIRMAN,


THE MEMBERS AND OF THE BOARD RULE 4
LICENSURE EXAMINATION FOR THE
PRACTICE OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING RULE 5
SECTION 18 EXAMINATION REQUIRED FORTHE PRACTICE OF
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

SECTION 19 APPLICATION

SECTION 20 CATEGORIES OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS

a) Professional Mechanical Engineer (PME)


b) Mechanical Engineer (RME)
c) Certified Plant Mechanic (CPM)
SECTION 21 QUALIFICATIONS OF
APPLICANTS FOR
PROFESSIONAL FILIPINO CITIZEN
MECHANICAL ENGINEER

A REGISTERED GRADUATE OF BSME


MECHANICAL FROMAN ENGG
ENGINEER FOR 4YRS SCHOOL

IAM COMPETENT,
ATTESTED BYTWO
PMES

IRR of RA 8495 RULE 5


SECTION 22 QUALIFICATION OF
APPLICANTS FOR
MECHANICAL ENGINEER

FILIPINO CITIZEN

holds the degree of


BS in Mechanical
Engineering

IRR of RA 8495 RULE 5


SECTION 23 QUALIFICATIONS OF
APPLICANT FOR
CERTIFIED PLANT
MECHANIC

FILIPINO CITIZEN

I graduated from a vocational


school in a Mechanic course I have a one year work
for 2 years. experience in a mechanical
plant.

IRR of RA 8495 RULE 5


SECTION 24 SCOPE OF EXAMINATION

I. Professional Mechanical Engineer

• submission of an enumeration of the applicants- experience including the


presentation of an engineering report/technical paper pertinent to his line of
experience attested to by at least two (2) Professional Mechanical Engineers
• Ratings:
a) Interview - 50%
b) Report - 50%

IRR of RA 8495 RULE 5


SECTION 24 SCOPE OF EXAMINATION

II. Mechanical Engineer


- Written examination

1. Machine Design, Material and Shop Practice - 30%


2. Industrial and Power Plant Engineering - 35%
3. Mathematics, Engineering Economics and Basic Eng.- Services - 35%

IRR of RA 8495 RULE 5


SECTION 24 SCOPE OF EXAMINATION

III. Certified Plant Mechanic


- written or oral on submitted statement of experience

1. Elements of Power Plant machinery 30%


2. Elements of Industrial Plant Machinery 35%
3. Shop Machinery Practice 35%

IRR of RA 8495 RULE 5


SECTION 28 RATINGS

To pass the examination, a candidate for professional mechanical engineer, mechanical


engineer and certified plant mechanic must obtain an average of seventy
(70%) percent in all subjects, with no rating below fifty (50%)
percent in any of the subjects.

IRR of RA 8495 RULE 6


REGISTRATION AND ISSUANCE OF
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES RULE 6
SECTION 32 REGISTRATION OF SUCCESSFUL EXAMINEES

SECTION 33 ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATES OF REGISTRATION AND


PROFESSIONAL LICENSES

The Roll of Professional Mechanical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers,


and Certified Plant Mechanic

SECTION 36 LIFTING OF DEFERMENT OF REGISTRATION


ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS RULE 7
SECTION 40 ADMINISTRATIVE INVESTIGATION
“Rules and Regulations Governing the Regulation and Practice of
Professionals”
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS RULE 7
SECTION 41 GROUNDS FORTHE SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF
CERTIFICATES
1. Fraud or deceit
2. Negligence
3. Incompetence
4. Dishonorable conduct
5. Illegal practice of profession
6. Violation of Code of Ethics
7. Violation of policies of the Board
8. Non-compliance of the CPE requirements
REGISTRATION WITH OR WITHOUT EXAMINATION
AND/OR ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL/TEMPORARY
RULE 10
PERMITS TO FOREIGN MECHANICAL ENGINEERS

SECTION 45 APPLICABILITY OF GUIDELINES PROMULGATED BYTHE


COMMISSION

“Guidelines on the Registration of Foreign Professionals Allowed


by Laws to Practice the Regulated Professions in the Philippines”
PROHIBITIONS, ENFORCEMENT
AND PENALTIES RULE 11
SECTION 46
Prohibitions
investi
plans designs gations valuation

technical specifi project estimates


or to be in
reports cations studies performance
PROFESSIONAL SUBJECTS
PROFESSIONALMECHANICAL
ENGINEER

REGISTERED MECHANICAL ENGINEER


WITH A MASTER'SDEGREE IN
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Construction Installation

Alteration
Erection
Performance of
Mechanical
Engineering Service
Mechanical equipments, machinery, etc.

•Professional Mechanical Engineer •Professional Mechanical


•Professional Mechanical
•Mechanical Engineer Engineer
Engineer
•Certified Plant Mechanic •Mechanical Engineer

300 kW
100 kW but but not over
not more more than
than 300 kW 2000 kW
2000 kW
It shall also be unlawful for
any one to stamp or seal
any document with a seal
of a Professional
Mechanical Engineer after
the certificate of
registration shall have been
revoked or cancelled.
SECTION 47 ENFORCEMENT

IRR of RA 8495 RULE 11


SECTION 47 PENALTIES

IRR of RA 8495 RULE 11


MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
RULE 13
SECTION 50 CODE OF ETHICS

SECTION 51 INDICATION OF LICENSE AND PTR

SECTION 52 TEACHING OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING


PROFESSIONAL SUBJECTS
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
RULE 13
SECTION 53 APPOINTMENT IN GOVERNMENT

IRR of RA 8495 RULE 13


MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
RULE 13
SECTION 53 FIRMS & CORPORATIONS

IRR of RA 8495 RULE 13


VS.
Chemistry
Chemistry
Mechanical Engineering

Chemical Engineering
Evaluating
the
Researching
performanc
e of methods
production
prototypes
Preparing project
Creating
budgets design Modifying
Creating safety
design
protocols
plans for
R plans
devices

Evaluating the
production process Assessing
Using computer
and equipmentMonitorin technical
design
performance g issues withsoftware to
production design production
mechanical
equipment
equipment