Standards of Professional Practice for Electrical Engineers and Electricians

The practice of Electrical Engineering involves the art and science of developing, applying and controlling the electrical, electronic and related phenomena of nature for the benefit of mankind notably in the field of light, heat power, communication and transportation.

The practice of electrical engineering in the Philippines can be broadly divided into the following categories:
  • Consultation
  • Design
  • Construction/Installation
  • Inspection/Appraisal/Construction Coordination
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Education
  • Sales
  • Research and Development
Electrical Engineering Consultation
  • Is the act giving advice and information to enlighten and assist him in solving electrical problems or controversies and/or to represent such client where the electrical consultants may be required.
  • Consultation, investigation, valuation, and management of services requiring electrical engineering knowledge.
Design Services
  • In accordance with section 31 (a) of Republic Act No. 7920, only Professional Electrical Engineers are authorized to render design services.
  • Design and preparation of plans, specifications and estimates for electric power systems, power plants, power distribution systems including power transformers, transmission lines, and network protection, switchgear, building wiring electrical machines, equipment and others.
Electrical Construction or Installation
  • PEE, REE and RME may engage in electrical construction and installation. To practice as a contractor he/she shall comply with the requirements of R.A. 4566 known as the “Contractor License Law”.
Inspection and Appraisal
  • Require adequate mastery of theory and planning and extensive experience in electrical construction and installation in addition to a working knowledge of existing applicable codes and laws and the requirements of utility companies concerned.
  • Is the process of running or keeping in action electrical systems, machinery and other equipment to produce the intended objectives such as electric energy from generating plants, mechanical energy motors, and heat or light from other equipment.
Maintenance Service
  • Is the proper upkeep of the electrical system so that it will operate trouble-free with maximum safety. All electrical equipment undergo normal process of deterioration which is accelerated by moisture, dust, overloads, and abnormal voltage conditions so that maintenance is an absolute requirement.
Educational Services
  • Involves not only the training of prospective professionals but also the upgrading and updating of the knowledge and skills of fellow professionals. While members of the profession can do their share in on-the-job-training of others, there are those who devote their time either full time or part-time of teaching and training students. This field of professional; practice is classified as Educational Service.
  • Is the exchange or transfer of property for money or its equivalent. The Electrical Engineering Law, R.A. 7920 Section 31 (a) and (b), authorizes only PEE and REE to take charge of the sales and distribution of electrical equipment and systems requiring engineering calculations or application of engineering data. Thus, electrical equipment manufacturer or their company outlets are required by law to employ professional or registered electrical engineers to take charge of the sales of their equipment.

Research and Development
  • Research primarily consists of specialized investigation and gathering of data from existing resources or through laboratory work and processes related to the purpose and objective of the research. After the research phase and based on the findings or knowledge obtained therefrom, the development of the system, process, or product contemplated are then undertaken.
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