Construction Development Board


Posted on 31st May, 2019

The 69th Board Meeting of the Construction Development Board (CDB) which convened on 29th January 2019, in recognition of enhancing professionalism in the construction industry and the requirement to streamline human resource compliance in construction firms and projects, passed the directives for registration of engineers working in the government, corporations and  the private sector, including those working for construction firms, consultancy firms and freelance engineers, with CDB.

Pertaining to the directives passed by the 69th Board Meeting, all qualified engineer(s), both Bhutanese and non-Bhutanese, currently working or aspiring to work in construction firms, consultancy services and projects in Bhutan are hereby required to register with the CDB Secretariat.

During the registration, the applicant shall furnish a valid citizenship identity card or passport/work permit for non Bhutanese, academic transcripts and relevant certificates, as indicated in the Registration Guidelines.

The following (but not limited to) category of Engineers will be registered:

  1. Civil
  2. Electrical
  3. Mechanical
  4. Survey/Surveyors
  5. Geotechnical
  6. Hydrology

The registration will commence from 1 July 2019 with a period of one year before mandatory registration. The link to registration page will be made available on www.cdb.gov.bt

The registration of engineers for private construction firms and consultancy firms and freelance engineers will be made mandatory from 1st July 2020 and regulated by the Secretariat for strict compliance.

For registration and renewal thereof, the following fee structure shall apply:


Type of Services

Fees structure in Nu.



New Registration Fee


NA for Government Engineers


Renewal Fee


NA for Government Engineers


Late renewal penalty

100.00 per day to a Maximum of Nu:3000.00

NA for  Government Engineers


Validity of the certificate

Private Engineer : 2 years

Government Engineer : 5 years



Grace period for renewal

One month from the expiry date

NA for Government Engineers

This notification is issued for information to all the Engineers (Government, Corporations & Private Sector) with the request to register at the earliest.

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