Fake engineering certificates discovered in Saudi

Forty of the forged documents were being used by Saudi nationals.

Some workers have been using forged certificates for as long as 30 years in Saudi.
Some workers have been using forged certificates for as long as 30 years in Saudi.

The Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE) has revealed that 1,600 fake engineering certificates have been discovered, 40 of which were being used by Saudi nationals. 

Council chairman Hamad Al-Shakawy said some workers have been using forged certificates for as long as 30 years in the Kingdom, which could result in criminal cases being filed against the individuals concerned.

He hopes to enhance the role of the SCE in the adoption of an engineering certification, by putting in place rules which require engineers to be registered with the SCE before they can obtain the official document.

He says there were only 12,000 certified Saudi engineers enrolled with the council, meaning there are around 20,000 people in the engineering industry unregistered.

Registered companies are being warned that further action will be taken on workers with fake certificates.

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