Association Membership & Fees

Part II

Association Membership & Fees

Article 4 – Occupation, Divisions and Departments Registries:

The Board shall prepare the below registries related to the occupation practice, divisions, departments and branches:

  1. Member registry.
  2. Retired member registry.
  3. Arab engineer registry.
  4. Foreign engineer registry.
  5. Jordanian consultative engineering offices and companies registry.
  6. Jordanian engineers and expert engineer offices.
  7. Non-Jordanian engineering and contracting corporations and companies registry.
  8. Any other registry as may be determined by the Board.

Article 5 – Registration Applications:

Jordanian and non-Jordanian Engineer, applied engineer, engineer offices, engineering offices and engineering companies shall apply to the Association for registration filling the application forms determined by the Board. Such applications shall meet all conditions stipulated in the Law and the registration fees specified herein shall be sent together therewith.

Article 6 – Registration and Annual Fees:

The Association collects the registration and annual fees as follows:

  1. Registration fees:
    1. JOD 75 for Association a member.
    2. JOD 100 for an Arab engineer or applied engineer.
    3. JOD 300 for a foreign engineer or applied engineer.
    4. JOD 60 for a Jordanian office classified as an engineer office or an expert engineer office.
    5. JOD 80 for an office classified as a Jordanian engineering office.
    6. JOD 100 for an office classified as a Jordanian consultative office.
    7. JOD 3500 for non-Jordanian engineering offices and non- Jordanian engineering contracting corporations and companies.
  2. Annual fees:
    1. JOD 30 for an Association member.
    2. JOD 100 for an Arab engineer or applied engineer.
    3. JOD 300 for a foreign engineer or applied engineer.
    4. JOD 30 for a Jordanian office classified as an engineer office or an expert engineer office.
    5. JOD 60 for an office classified as a Jordanian engineering office registered in four specializations, and an extra JOD 15 to be added for each specialization above the fourth one.
    6. JOD 80 for an office classified as a Jordanian consultative office registered in four specializations, and an extra JOD 15 to be added for each specialization above the fourth one.
    7. JOD 2000 for non-Jordanian engineering offices and non- Jordanian engineering contracting corporations and companies.
  3. Upon changing the engineering office classification to a higher level classification or upon adding new specializations to any of them, a fee difference equivalent to the new classification due amount or to the number of specialization shall be collected.
  4. In all cases set forth in this Article, registration fees shall be paid upon submitting the registration application for the first time. Annual fees shall be paid for the first time upon accepting the application, and the payment shall be made for the entire or a part of the year in which the registration is completed. The next fee payment will be due in January of each year thereafter. In call events, engineering offices are not allowed to practice their works until they pay the fees due by them for the relevant previous year(s).
    1. The annual fees payable by the engineering offices shall be settled no later than the end of February of each year.
    2. Offices failing to settle the annual fees before the date set forth in Item 1 of this Clause shall pay extra fee of 15% of the payable fees until the end of June of the same year and 30% after that date.

Article 7 – Fees Payable by Jordanian and Non-Jordanian Engineering Offices:

    1. The Association shall collect as a remuneration 1% of the total engineering remunerations collected by the Jordanian engineering offices for performing various engineering works.
    2. Jordanian and non-Jordanian engineering offices and companies shall calculate the net remunerations and pay the due portion to the Association in accordance with the contract clauses; and the clients and relevant parties shall verify the same.
    1. The Association shall collect a fee for an occupation practice for reviewing and authenticating the consultative engineering schemes and work studies. It shall charge 40 fils per square meter of the engineering schemes and 150 fils per meter for the site and soil inspection works.
    2. In events other than the ones set out in Item 1 of this Clause, the Association may collect a fee of no more than 1% of the study revision value for reviewing the engineering works required by various entities to be authenticated by the Association.
  1. 50% of the fees stated in Clause B of this Article shall be collected if the engineering schemes and consultative engineering work studies are designed by the engineering departments of any of the ministries, government authorities and public and official entities.
  2. The Association shall collect from the fees stipulated in Clauses A and B of this Article from the engineering offices that carry out design, supervision or implementation works in any of the investment aspects applicable in the Kingdom.

Article 8 – Occupation Development Account:

  1. An account for developing the occupation shall be opened in the Association and the following shall be deposited therein:
    1. The Association’s revenues from the registration fees and annual fees collected from non-Jordanian engineers and non-Jordanian engineering contracting corporations and companies.
    2. 15% of the registration fees, annual fees, remunerations, occupation practice fees and fines collected from Jordanian and non-Jordanian engineering offices and companies.
  2. Disbursements from the account referred to in Clause A of this Article shall be allocated to the following:
    1. Studies related to the engineering sector.
    2. Engineer qualifying and training.
    3. Supporting the scientific research in the Association.
    4. Developing the technical revision methods.
    5. Monitoring the engineering work implementation.

Article 9 – Engineering Divisions and Departments:

  1. The engineering divisions and departments shall be as follows:
    1. Civil engineering division, including the below departments:
      1. Civil engineering.
      2. Buildings & constructions.
      3. Water & sewage.
      4. Materials & soil engineering.
      5. Roads.
      6. Irrigation & dams.
      7. Transportation.
    2. Architecture division, including the below departments:
      1. Architecture.
      2. Urban planning & organization engineering.
    3. Mechanical engineering division, including the below departments:
      1. Mechanical engineering.
      2. Refractory engineering.
      3. Machinery engineering.
      4. Transportation means engineering.
      5. Industrial engineering.
      6. Materials engineering.
    4. Electrical engineering division, including the below departments:
      1. Electrical engineering.
      2. Power engineering.
      3. Electronic engineering.
    5. Mining engineering and geological & petroleum engineering divisions, including the below departments:
      1. Mining engineering.
      2. Geological engineering.
      3. Petroleum engineering.
      4. Minerals engineering.
    6. Chemical engineering division, including the below departments:
      1. Chemical engineering.
      2. Chemical industries technology engineering.
      3. Petroleum & fuel engineering.
      4. Materials engineering.
      5. Environmental, water and industrial safety engineering.
  2. The department various branches are determined in accordance with instructions made by the Board upon a submission made by the division board, provided that it is approved by the Minister. Special registries of such branches shall be organized and maintained with the General Secretary.
  3. If a member is an applied engineer, “applied” shall be added to the department or branch in which he is registered.

Part III

Association’s Bodies

Article 10 – Association’s Bodies:

The Association consists of the following:

  1. General Assembly.
  2. Central Body.
  3. The Board.
  4. General Assemblies of the Association Branches in the Governorates.
  5. Governorate Branch Board.
  6. Engineering division general assemblies.
  7. Engineering division boards.
  8. General assembly of the engineering offices and companies.
  9. Engineering offices and companies body board.

Article 11 – General Assembly:

  1. The Association General Assembly consists of all members registered in the registries thereof who paid the fees due upon them prior to the day declared as a date for the session of such Assembly.
  2. The Association Board shall prepare a list of the practitioners engineers who have the right to attend the General Assembly session under the provisions of this Bylaw.
  3. The General Assembly of divisions, branches and offices body shall include all members who paid the fees due upon them prior to the working hours of the Association on the day that precedes the General Assembly actual session day.

Article 12 – General Assembly Session Date:

The Association General Assembly shall hold its ordinary session in April of each year on the day and in the place specified by the Board following the Central Body meeting.

Article 13 – General Assembly Session Management:

The Association President or Vice President shall chair the General Assembly in presence of the Minister of his representative. If both the President and Vice President absent, the meeting shall be chaired by the most senior attending member. The chairman shall manage the session under the instructions set for the Association General Assembly sessions.

Article 14 – Invitation for the General Assembly Session & Quorum

  1. The General Assembly session will only be quorate if attended by the absolute majority of the General Assembly members. If the quorum is not met within 30 minutes of the time specified for the session, the General Assembly will be invited to hold another session one week later, and the quorum of such session will be deemed to be met no matter how many members attend it.
  2. The session will continue to be quorate after it has been started as long as the number of attendants exceeds half the number of attendants who were present at the start of the session by one member.

Article 15 – The Mechanism of Invitation for a General Assembly Session:

The Association Board shall send the invitation for a General Assembly session at least 15 days prior to the date set for session, and the agenda of such session shall be attached thereto; furthermore, the invitation shall be announced in two local gazettes.

Article 16 – General Assembly Agenda:

  1. The General Assembly of the Association shall handle the following matters in its ordinary session:
    1. To discuss the draft laws and bylaws of the Association and the amendments recommended by the Central Body in an extraordinary session to be held for this purpose.
    2. To discuss the Association professional and scientific affairs referred to it by the Board or recommended by the Central Body.
    3. To elect the Association President, Vice President and Association Board members.
  2. The Boards of Branches and Divisions and members of the Central Body shall be elected by their General Assemblies on the day following the General Assembly session in the year in which the elections must be conducted. The Board elections shall also be conducted on the date specified at the end of the election period.

Article 17 – General Assembly Session Attendance Sheet:

An attendance sheet shall be organized when the General Assembly meets where the names of the attendant members are registered in accordance with a serial number to be signed by each member attending the session.

Article 18 – General Assembly Minutes:

  1. The General Secretary shall supervise the recording of the meeting minutes of the General Assembly into a special record after they have been approved. Such meeting minutes shall be signed by Association President and General Secretary.
  2. The General Secretary shall circulate the General Assembly resolutions and directives to the members within two weeks of the end of the session.

Article 19 – Central Body:

  1. The Central Body shall consist of the following members who paid their annual fees for the year relevant to the session and the precedent years prior to the session declared date:
    1. Central Body.
    2. Engineering Division Boards.
    3. Governorate Branch Boards, the head of any committee as may be formed by the Board and another member as may be selected by the committee from its members.
    4. Engineering Offices and Companies Body Board.
    5. At least five complementary members for each engineering Division and the Offices Body, provided that the number of members for each one does not exceed 20 with one per 500 Division members and one member per 50 offices, as well as the members set out in Items 2 and 4 of this Clause.
    6. At least five complementary members for each Governorate to be elected by the General Assembly of the Governorates, provided that the number of members for each one does not exceed 20 with one per 500 members, as well as the members set out in Items 3 of this Clause.
    7. Former Association Presidents.
    1. The complementary members set out in Item 5 of Clause A of this Article shall be elected on the same date in accordance with conditions and procedures in which the Division Board members and Office Body members are elected, and on a separate ballot. A candidate may only be nominated to one position of a Division membership, a complementary membership in Divisions, a Body membership or a Body complementary membership.
    2. The complementary members set out in Item 6 of Clause A of this Article shall be elected in the specified time and place in accordance with conditions and procedures in which the Governorate Branch members are elected and on a separate ballot. A candidate may only be nominated to one position of a Branch membership or a complementary membership of the Governorate General Assembly.
  2. The General Assembly sessions for each Branch, Division, Association and Central Body shall be held on the date specified by the Board as follows:
      • For Branches, during the first half of February.
      • For Division, during the second half of February.
      • For the Central Body, during the first half of April.
      • For the General Assembly, during the second half of April.

Article 20 – Central Body Agenda:

The General Secretary shall take on the organization of the Central Body session agenda and the supervision of recording meeting minutes. Such meeting minutes shall be signed by the Association President or Vice President and the General Secretary, and the resolutions made in such sessions shall be circulated within 30 days of the date on which they are held in the way deemed appropriate by the Board.

Article 21 – Association Board:

The Association Board shall consist of:

  1. The Association President.
  2. The Association Vice President and he shall act as a President when the latter is absent.
  3. The Engineering Office & Company Body Chairman.
    1. A number of members representing the different divisions and elected from the winners in the Division Boards who nominates themselves for the Board membership. Each Division whose registered members are less than 20.000 shall be represented by one member in the Board and each division whose registered members are 20.000 or more shall be represented by two members.
    2. The member shall be deemed to be registered in the Division to prepare the list of the registered individuals unless his membership is suspended or dropped on a temporary basis upon opening the nomination for the Association Board elections.

Article 22 – Nomination for the Association Board elections:

Each one of the General Assembly members who meets the conditions stipulated in Clause A of Article 34 of the Law shall have the right to nominate himself for any of the Association President or Vice President positions, and he does not have to be among the winners in the Division Boards.

Article 23 – Individuals who can nominate themselves:

Every one of the Division Board members who have been practicing the occupation for at least seven years shall be entitled to nominate himself for the Association Board membership representing his Division.

Article 24 – Nomination procedures:

  1. The Board shall decide to open the door for nomination two weeks before the General Assembly session date and it shall be closed one week before the said date. In its resolution, the Board shall specify the day and time for such procedures, and the nomination door will not be reopened due to the General Assemble or elections delay for whatsoever reason.
  2. The nominees’ names shall be published on the announcement board at the Association Headquarter once the nomination door is closed.
  3. Upon the General Assembly session precedent to the elections, the session chairman shall call the General Assembly for nominating a committee(s) to supervise the elections to be conducted at the Association Headquarter or Branches as may be determined by the Board. Each one of such committees shall consist of five of the attending members who have not been nominated for the elections. The committee shall make all election procedures including the vote counting and fact recording in presence of the Minister of his representative. The General Assembly shall also appoint a head for each one of such committees.

Article 25 – Election and vote counting:

  1. The ballots shall be handed to the member who has the right to vote as per the special schedules. The committee supervising the elections shall verify the voter identity by the documents proving his personality or his membership ID Card issued by the Association.
  2. The voting shall be made using a ballot with the Association’s seal and signed by the Minister or his representative. When it is handed to the member, the ballot shall be signed the election supervising committee head and filled by the voter in accordance with the information stated therein; and any ballot failing to meet these requirements shall be invalid.
  3. After it is filled, the ballot shall be placed personally by the voter himself in the poll specified for this purpose before the supervising committee. The ballot placed in a poll other than the one specified for it shall be deemed invalid.
  4. If a ballot has more names than the required number of nominees for any positions set forth in Article 21 hereof, the required number of nominees will be taken as per the sequence stated in the ballot and the surplus names will be ignored.
  5. In case of a tie in the number of votes, the winner shall be decided by a lot to be drawn by a supervising committee.
  6. If the votes are counted by a computer, the ballots rejected by the computer shall be counted manually and they shall be taken into consideration upon counting the votes.

Article 26 – Board regular term:

The Association Board regular term shall be three years starting as of May of the year in which the elections were conducted. If the elections were conduced in times other than the ones specified in the Law and Regulations enacted thereunder or in case the elections were canceled under the provisions of the Law, the former Board shall continue to perform its works until the new Board takes on its duties once the polls are declared.

Article 27 – General Assembly resolutions execution:

The Board shall execute the resolutions made by the General Assembly and Central Body in accordance with the power of each of them.

Article 28 – Board meeting agenda and quorum:

The General Secretary shall prepare the Board meeting agenda and present the same to the Board for approval or modification. Thus, no matter unstated in the agenda will be discussed unless the Board agrees thereon. The meeting will only be quorate if it is attended by the absolute majority of the Board members including the Association President, Vice President or both of them.

Article 29 – Absence from the Board sessions:

In case of emergencies preventing  a member from attending a Board session, he must notify the General Secretary before the session; otherwise, he will be deemed absent with no excuse, and the Board shall decide whether to accept or not accept the apology.

Article 30 – Correspondences signature:

The correspondences made by the Association shall be signed by the President, and he may authorize his Vice, the General Secretary or any of the Association employees to sign for him on some correspondences except for the financial ones, provided such authorization is written and specific.

Article 31 – Board meeting minutes and resolution voting mechanism:

  1. The General Secretary shall record the meeting minutes after they have been approved in a record to be specified for this purpose. Such meeting minutes shall be signed by all the attendant Board members.
  2. The Board resolutions shall be made unanimously or by the majority of the votes of attending members, and the objecting members may write down his reasons in the meeting minutes.

Article 32 – Attendance sheet:

The General Secretary shall prepare a special sheet to be signed by the members in each session in order to count the number of the held sessions; the dates on which they are held; and statement of the members absence from and presence in such sessions.

Article 33 – Employee appointment:

The Association Board shall appoint the necessary number of employees to carry out the administrative and financial works upon a submission made by the General Secretary. The General Secretary shall supervise the works of such employees pursuant to the administrative instructions made by the Board.

Article 34 – Required documents examination:

Every Board member shall be entitled to examine the documents required from the General Secretary.

Article 35 – Administrative affairs supervision:

The General Secretary shall supervise the Association administrative affairs in accordance with the instructions and resolutions made by the Board for this purpose.

Article 36 – Work progress guarantee records:

In order to guarantee and control the work progress, the General Secretary shall organize the following records:

  1. The records set forth in Article 4 hereof.
  2. The Board meeting minutes containing the resolutions made by the Board with a serial number given to each resolution and the meeting date on which the resolution is made to be placed beside it.
  3. The Board meeting proceedings as a disciplinary Board in which the session proceedings and judgements are recorded including a special field for the judgement results the summary of the court judgement, if any.
  4. Received letters record in which the sender is mentioned together with the summary of the procedures made with regard thereto, and each letter shall be given a serial number.
  5. A record of complaints lodged by or against the Association members together with the name of the complainant, respondent and summary of the complaint.
  6. A record of the sent letters containing the letter number, recipient’s name and the letter summary together with a clarification whether such a letter has letter to a response or outcome.
  7. A record for controlling the meeting minutes of the General Assembly and the Central Body sessions containing the summary of the discussions made in the ordinary or extraordinary General Assembly sessions together with the made resolutions.

Article 37 – Letters sent by the Association:

  1. The letters sent by the Association shall be made into at least three copies, with one of them to be kept in the ordinary letter folder as per its sequence, and another one to be kept in a general folder. Every letter shall be given a serial number starting from each year. If the letters are in relation to a member, a copy thereof shall be kept in his file of the Association.
  2. The letters shall hold the Association seal, date and serial number given thereto, and it shall be kept in a special folder after they have been presented to the Board, the discussions have been over and the resolutions have been made by the Board with respect thereto.

Article 38 – Member files:

The General Secretary shall organize a file for each member in which the respective documents of his registration and all transactions and copies of the letters or resolutions in relation to him shall be kept.

Article 39 – Treasurer’s obligations:

The Treasurer shall supervise the financial matters of the Association and any fund therein in accordance with the provisions of Association Law and Part V of this Bylaw.

Article 40 – Invitation for the Branch Board General Assembly:

The Governorate Branch Board shall send an invitation for the General Assembly session of the Governorate Branch Board at least 15 days prior to the date set for the session in the invitation attached to the agenda. The invitation shall also be published in at least two daily local gazettes.

Article 41 – Branch Board General Assembly minutes:

The Governorate Branch Board shall organize the Governorate Branch General Assembly minutes in which it writes down the names of the attending members using serial numbers.

Article 42 – Branch Board General Assembly Quorum:

  1. The General Assembly of the Governorate Branch Board shall be quorate when it is attended by the absolute majority of its members. If the quorum is not met within 30 minutes of the time specified for the session, another session shall be held one week later, and the quorum of such session will be deemed to be met no matter how many members attend it.
  2. The session will continue to be quorate after it has been started as long as the number of attendants exceeds half the number of attendants who were present at the start of the session.
  3. The General Assembly of each Branch shall be chaired by the Government Branch Board Chairman or his Deputy, and if both of them are absent, the session shall be chaired by the most senior attending member of the Government Branch Board.

Article 43 – Meeting minutes announcement:

The Government Branch Board shall announce, at its Office, the meeting minutes for its members examination within two weeks of the meeting date.

Article 44 – Government Branch Board nomination:

The Board shall decide to open the door for nomination for the Governorate Branch Boards elections nomination for one week and two weeks prior to date set for the election. The door may not be reopened for nomination due to a delay in the General Assembly session of the Governorate Branch Board.

Article 45 – Branch election supervision committee:

In its session precedent to the elections, the General Assembly of the Governorate Branch Board shall select a committee(s) consisting of five members who have not been nominated for the membership of the Governorate Branch Board or the complementary members, as well as a representative of the Association as may be selected by Board to supervise the elections and the vote counting.

Article 46 – Branch Board elections:

  1. The Governorate Branch Board and the complementary members of the Central Body shall be elected on the specified date in accordance with the provisions of Clause A of Article 21 of this Bylaw in the year in which the elections are conducted in presence of a Board representative. The election polls shall be opened at 9:00 am on the said day, and they shall be closed at 6:00 pm of the same day no matter how many voters are there.
  2. The Board shall make the instructions related to the electoral procedures of the Branch Board and the complementary members in the Governorate.

Article 47 – Branch Board powers:

  1. The Governorate Branch Board complies with the administrative and financial rules adopted by the Board and with all matters in relation to organizing and holding its meetings.
  2. Any committee head and members shall be elected under instructions made by the Board for this purpose.
  3. The Governorate Branch Board shall have the following powers:
    1. To request the Board for determining the necessary committees at the Governorate Branches and for supervising the election of such committee members.
    2. To form the committees on various activities of the Branch and to supervise the same, including the expenditure affairs therein.
    3. To form branch committees on engineering communities in the Governorates, provided that the number of the General Assembly members of branch is no less than 300 engineers per community except for the branch committees outstanding prior to the enactment of this Bylaw.

Article 48 – Periodical publication of the Association activities and operations:

The Board shall, every three months, issue a publication containing the Association activity and operations.

Article 49 – Subcommittees:

  1. The Board shall appoint the following sub-committees and specify the number of their members and duties under instructions it makes for this purpose:
    1. Magazine Committee.
    2. Library Committee.
    3. Cultural, Social & Sport Activities Committees.
    4. Retirement Fund & Social Security Committee.
    5. Certificate Assessment & Equivalence Committee.
    6. Legal Committee.
    7. Financial Committee.
    8. Any other committees as may be necessary.
  2. The sub-committees shall promote the scientific, professional, social, cultural and sport aspects among the members; study the matters vested in them by the Board; and make recommendations in respect thereof. The Board shall also appoint a head for each committee from the members.

Article 50 – Board resolutions announcement and revealing:

The Board resolutions in relation to the Association affairs shall be announced at the Association Headquarter and in its periodical publication. They shall also be announced in the daily papers as may be deemed by the Board. As for the provisions made by the Board in its capacity as a disciplinary Board, they will be revealed by General Secretary to the relevant individuals at the Ministry of Public Works and the rest of engineering departments within one week of the date on which they are declared final.

Article 51 – General Assembly of Divisions:

The General Assembly session of each Division shall be chaired by its representative in the Association Board. If he is absent, the session shall be chaired by the Division Head, and if both of them are absent, it shall be chaired by the most senior attending member of the Division. The Chairman shall manage the session under the instructions in relation thereto. All suggestion shall be presented for voting after they have been discussed and the resolutions shall be announced at the end of the session.

Article 52 – Division General Assembly session:

The Division Board shall send an invitation for the Davison General Assembly session at least 15 days prior to the session date specified in the invitation attached to an agenda. The invitation shall also be published in two local papers.

Article 53 – Division General Assembly session agenda:

The Division General Assembly ordinary session agenda shall include:

  1. Discussing the Division report of the ending year.
  2. Making the general policy of the Division Board of the coming year.
  3. Discussing the affairs of the Division branches and departments and any suggestions concerning the Division.
  4. Reviewing any subjects required by the Association Board to be included in the agenda.
  5. Electing the Division Board and the Division complementary members in the Central Body.

Article 54 – Division General Assembly attendance sheet:

An attendance sheet shall be organized when the Division General Assembly meets where the attending members’ names are registered in a numeric sequence order. The sheet shall be signed by all the members attending the session.

Article 55 – Division General Assembly session quorum:

  1. The Division General Assembly session will be quorate if it is attended by the absolute majority of its members registered in the practitioners record and paying their fees. If the quorum is not met within 30 minutes of the time specified for the session, the General Assembly will be invited to hold another session one week later, and the second session will be quorate no matter how many members attend it.
  2. The session will continue to be quorate after it has been started as long as the number of attendants exceeds half the number of attendants who were present at the start of the session.

Article 56 – Division General Assembly minutes:

The Division General Secretary shall circulate to the General Assembly members the meeting minutes within two weeks of the its end.

Article 57 – Opening the door for nomination and elections:

The Board shall decide to open the door for nomination two weeks prior to the date set for elections and it shall close it one week prior to the said date. In its decision, the Board shall also specify the day and time of conducting the elections and the door for nomination will not be reopened due to a delay in the General Assembly session date.

Article 58 – Election supervision committee:

In its ordinary session precedent to the elections, the Division General Assembly shall select a committee(s) to supervise the elections. Such committee(s) shall consist of five attending members who have not been nominated for the membership to participate with the representative of the Board to make all procedures of the elections including the vote counting and fact registration.

Article 59 – Division Board elections:

  1. The Division Board and complementary members of the Central Body shall be elected on the specified date in accordance with the provisions of Article 19 of this Bylaw in the year in which the elections are conducted in presence of a Board representative. The election polls shall be opened at 9:00 am on the said day, and they shall be closed at 6:00 pm of the same day no matter how many voters are there.
  2. The Division Board and complementary members of its General Assembly shall be elected using a ballot with the Association’s seal and signed by the Board representative. Any ballot failing to meet these requirements shall be invalid.

Article 60 – Ballots:

The ballots shall be handed by the Board representative to the members who have the right to vote. The ballots shall be filled and placed by the voters in the poll specified for that purpose by himself before the supervising committee.

Article 61 – Election approval:

If a ballot has more names than the required number of nominees for the Division Board membership, the required number of nominees will be taken as per the sequence stated in the ballot and the surplus names will be ignored.

Article 62 – Vote counting and declaration:

The votes shall be counted once the election process is completed, and the counting shall take place in the Association Headquarter of Amman in presence of the Board representative and election supervising committee. The Board shall be notified of the election results by the Board representative within one week of the election date.

Article 63 – Rules adopted by the Board:

The Boards of Divisions must comply with the rules adopted by the Board with regard to all matters related the meetings and organizations and management thereof. The same shall be supervised by the Division General Secretary.

Part IV

Occupation Practice Rules & Ethics

Article 64 – Occupation practice rules & ethics:

The members and engineering offices must comply with the occupation practice rules and ethics, and in the course of his work, a member may make relations with his colleagues, citizens and employer, whether he represents a private, public entity or a project owner or he is a contractor based on the common trust, cooperation, rules and ethics, especially the following:

  1. General rules:
    1. To help in any way that would increase the occupation efficiency, including the exchange of information and experiences with the members, scientific and academic commissions and institutions.
    2. To practice the occupation in a way that lift it up and to act as a faithful advisor targeting the work interest and public interest.
    3. To not do anything against the occupation dignity and practices within the applicable laws and regulations; and to avoid doing anything in which he is not technically convinced or proved to him to cause a damage to third party.
    4. To declare his engineering and occupational activity within the common limits; to avoid praising and advertising himself in a way that harms the occupation respect; and to avoid doing a disservice to third party.
    5. To not practice the occupation on a freelance basis if he is an employee for the government departments, public or semi-public entities or municipalities unless the same is allowed by the applicable laws and regulations.
    6. To hold responsibility for practicing the occupation so he independently makes his engineering decisions and only complies with scientific and technical considerations. He shall also benefit from all the available specialized experiences because the same upgrades the occupation.
    7. To be a technical advisor and arbitrator between the employer and contractor when he takes on the supervisor role, and to make his decisions fairly and impartially without favoring any party to the project.
    8. To take care of the public activities and matters of the society, and to highlight the role of his occupation in promoting and implementing the useful projects that lead to his country prosperity and development.
    9. To have no engagement or relation, directly or indirectly, to contracting business when he practices the occupation related consultation, design, supervision or revision business.
    10. To not trade in materials related to his occupation when he practices it in the consultation, studies, design, revision or supervision; and to avoid supplying any materials in relation to the project.
    11. To not combine any engineering consultation business and direct management of factories or to dedicate his time to work for them, except for contributing to the industrial enterprises and taking part in their boards of directors.
  2. Member’s relationship with the employer or contractor:
    1. His work shall be limited to the occupational aspects; to not disclose any information brought his attention in relation to the project or its owner without the consent of the latter, provided that such disclosure harms neither one of them; and to return to their owner the documents or papers given to him in the course of doing his work.
    2. In the event any mistakes or difficulties arise in the practice of the occupation, he may not hide them; instead, he shall inform the relevant persons thereof and to provide any possible technical advice to fix or overcome them.
    3. To clearly organize his contracts with the employers or contractors to understand the obligations, liabilities and responsibilities of either party stated in such contracts in a way free of confusion or mystery for the purpose of maintaining their interests.
    4. To let all applicant contractors equally access to all information that enable them to submit their proposals.
    5. To refrain from calling and interrogating or asking contractors in an attempt to know the cost in their proposals. He is prohibited from using any proposal thereof as a means to get proposals with less value unless the same is already known by the other proposal submitters.
  3. Relationship between members:
    1. To give priority in the engineering works to the highly proficient individuals among his fellows and to the rest of proficiencies, especially the nationals.
    2. To work on providing better opportunities to the members who work with him, and to help them to continually gain progress in their career.
    3. To comply with treating his fellow members respectfully and to avoid criticizing their works in a way that would damage their reputation; however, he shall be entitled to give a constructive criticism within the engineers commissions and their scientific publications to serve the public interest of the occupation and community.
    4. To obtain the prior consent of the Board as may be necessary to express an opinion in a technical or engineering work carried out by or related to another member, whether this is done in public, before any entity or published in any media.
    5. To not try to replace another member in any project or business of the occupation. Furthermore, he is not allowed to accept any work being carried out by another members before the rights of the said members are settled or the Board consent is given.
    6. To refrain from paying illegal commissions to get any of the occupation jobs.
    7. To refrain from modifying and engineering work studied and made by another member without viewing the design information and assumptions, and without letting the said member know and providing him with a copy of the modification made by him to such work. The modification must be of the type required for the safety of work and its technical requirements.
    8. To stress the proficiency and technical capabilities of the other members to work if they are participating with him in the work, and to avoid claiming any achievement made by any of them.
    9. To refrain from signing any engineering work done by another member, whether in mutual agreement or not.

Part V

Financial Provisions

Article 65 – Financial provisions:

  1. .
    1. The Association Board may dispose of the Association’s funds in accordance with the Law and within the allocations stated in the Association budget. He may also transfer from an item to item within the said allocations, and in case of emergencies requiring the Board to exceed the limit of such allocations, it shall inform the General Central Body of the same in its first ordinary meeting to be held.
    2. Subject to the provisions of the financial laws and regulations enacted by the Board, the Governorate Branch Board shall maintain the Branch’s funds; supervise the collection thereof; to maintain them in special accounts in the Association’s name; and to approve the disbursement of the expenses necessary to manage the Branch within the allotments stated in the Branch budget approved by the Central Body.
  2. No amount exceeding JOD 300 may be disbursed without a resolution made by the Board or based on an authorization given by it. As for Branches, no amount may be disbursed without a resolution made by the Branch Board.
  3. The Board and Branch Boards resolutions in relation to the disbursements shall be written down in special records under the instructions of the financial management hired by the Board.
  4. The Board shall make the instructions related to the financial affairs of the Association including the principles adopted for making the accounts, accounting records, accounting forms, account balance, financial reports, estimated budget, internal audit method and special appendices presenting the adopted forms in such procedures.

Article 66 – Treasurer duties:

The Treasurer shall supervise the financial affairs of the Association and its Branches; execute their budgets; and keep their accounts under the instructions in relation to the financial affairs made by the Board.

Article 67 – Signing the financial disbursement documents:

  1. The Association President or Vice President together with the Treasurer of his Deputy shall sign the financial disbursement documents. The Board may make a resolution by which it authorizes one of its members to sign such financial documents if they cannot be signed by any of the Association President or Vice President and the Treasurer of his Deputy.
  2. The Branch Head or his Deputy together with the Branch Treasurer shall sign the disbursement and financial documents of the Branch regardless of the amount value.

Article 68 – Annual draft budget:

  1. The annual draft budget provided by the Board to the Central Body for approval must include the revenues and expenditures estimated for the next year. It must also include the actual revenues and expenditures of the previous year.

Article 69 – Association’s revenues collection:

  1. Supervised by the Treasurer, the financial management of the Association shall collect the Association’s revenues for receipts holding serial numbers.
  2. The Treasurer of the Branch Boards shall collect the revenues of Branches for receipts holding serial numbers.
  3. The Association Board shall make the instructions in relation to collecting the Association’s revenues and the stamps and penalties revenues in accordance with the provisions of Law.

Article 70 – Association’s revenues records:

The revenues incoming to the Association’s account or the Branch Boards’ account shall be recorded in special records specified under the following instructions:

  1. Daily revenue record – receipts and their numbers and date to be recorded therein.
  2. Revenue items record in which a special account for each item of revenues specified in the budget shall be opened and it shall contain the receipts as per their types in their own account.
  3. Members records.
  4. Record of engineer offices and the Jordanian expert engineers.
  5. Record of the Jordanian consultative offices and companies.
  6. Record of non-Jordanian consultative offices and companies.
  7. Record of non-Jordanian engineering contracting corporations and companies.
  8. A record of the other Branches and Centers revenues, expenditures and assets.
  9. A record of the Association’s properties, expenditures and contributions to the professional communities.

Article 71 – Expenditure disbursement:

The expenditures shall be disbursed under disbursement orders organized in the form set for this purpose in accordance with the instructions related to the financial affairs.

Article 72 – Supplies and consumed items schedule:

At the end of each financial year, the Association Office, supervised by the Treasurer, shall prepare a schedule of consumed supplies and another schedule of the fixed items impaired due to depreciation or taken out of the Association’s possession for whatsoever reason. It shall present it to the Board for approval, and then such supplies shall be recorded in the expense sheet of its accounts.

Article 73 – Disbursement order records:

The disbursement orders shall be recorded in the records specified in the instructions in relation to the following affairs:

  1. A special record of the Association members in which each member has one page dedicated for him, and it shall annually contain the fees collected from him, the expenditures paid to him as an aid, compensation or salary and otherwise the financial information related to him.
  2. A record of the engineers’ offices, expert engineers and the Jordanian consultative companies and offices. In this record, each engineer’s office, engineering office or engineering company shall have a page dedicated for him in which all fees paid to the Association’s Fund including the remuneration fees shall be recorded.
  3. A record of non-Jordanian engineering offices and engineering companies in which a page is dedicated for each engineering office or engineering company containing all fees paid to the Association’s Fund including the remuneration fees.
  4. A record of non-Jordanian engineering contracting corporations and companies in which a page is dedicated for each corporation or company containing all fees paid to the Association’s Fund.

Article 74 – Auditor’s report:

After the end of the financial period, the auditor’s report must include the records and registries auditing results as follows:

  1. The Fund content conforms the balance of the total daily expenditures and total daily revenues.
  2. Sum of daily revenues conforms the sum of the accounts in the revenue items record.
  3. Sum of daily expenditures conforms the sum of the accounts in the revenue items record.
  4. The collected revenues and spent expenditures are verified to be completed in accordance with the provisions of the Association Law and Budget and in consistency with the Association Board resolutions and this Bylaw.
  5. Supplies record entries are correct.
  6. Members record entries are correct.
  7. The Jordanian engineers’ offices, expert engineers and consultative engineering companies and offices record entries are correct.
  8. Non-Jordanian engineering offices and consultative companies record entries are correct.
  9. Non-Jordanian engineering contracting corporations and companies record entries are correct.
  10. Practitioner engineers record entries are correct.

Article 75 – Supplies and procurement committees formation instructions:

Under instructions it makes for this purpose, the Board shall specify the matters in relation to the supplies and procurement; and how to form the committees necessary for this purpose.

Article 76 – Association’s revenues deposit with the bank:

The Association’s revenues must be deposited with the bank approved by the Board on the day on which they are received or on the next day of the receipt if they could not be deposited on the same day.

Article 77 – Lawsuit fees and remuneration requests:

The following fees for lawsuits and remuneration requests made to the Board shall be collected:

  1. JOD 5 for the complaint statement in relation to the occupation practicing, ethics and customs.
  2. A percentage fee of 1% of the value claimed in the lawsuit statement, provided that the sum does not exceed JOD 100, in addition to the costs and expenses of hearing and settling the lawsuit.
  3. In the cases where the disputed value is not revealed in the lawsuit statement, the Association shall collect a fixed fee as may be estimated by the Board, provided that it does not exceed JOD 100; or the awardee shall pay the difference between the fee it actually paid and the fee for the decided value.
  4. The plaintiff shall pay the expenses and costs of hearing and settling the lawsuit, provided that they are eventually imposed upon the losing party.
  5. The decisions shall be made by the Board specifying the amount together with the entire or relative fees and expenses based on the decided value.

Article 78 – Overwriting:

The Engineers Association Bylaw No. 57 of 1973 shall be overwritten.

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