The Engineering Institution of Zambia was re-established under the EIZ Act No. 17 of 2010 for the purpose of promoting and regulating the engineering profession. Under regulation it provides for the registration of engineering organisations and regulates their professional conduct. In order to achieve the Act’s main focus, the EIZ is empowered to perform a variety of functions, such as:

a) Register engineering professionals, engineering organizations and units and regulate their professional conduct;

b) Register students of engineering;

c) Develop, promote, maintain and improve appropriate standards of qualification to the engineering profession;

d) Develop, promote and enforce internationally comparable engineering practice standards in Zambia;

e) Investigate allegations of professional misconduct and impose such sanctions as may be necessary;

f) Advise Government on matters relating to the engineering profession;

g) Promote the general advancement of science, engineering, technological and allied disciplines for the improvement of the quality of life;

h) Maintain and improve the standards of conduct and learning of science, engineering and allied professions in Zambia;

i) Facilitate the acquisition of knowledge among engineering professionals through the establishment of technical libraries and the provision of monetary grants, books, apparatus and any other facilities necessary to achieve this end;

j) Hold meetings for the reading and discussion of professional interest papers; award authors of papers of special merit; and arrange for other activities of interest or benefit to engineering professionals;

k) Raise the character and status of the engineering profession and allied disciplines to increase the confidence of the community in those persons practicing in the engineering profession and allied disciplines;

l) Promote alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and serve as an arbiter institution for professional/operational disputes;

m) In consultation with the Ministry responsible for education and the Technical Education Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority, accredit universities, technical colleges, institutions and programmes of instruction leading to the award of qualifications of membership classes;

n) Investigate and monitor national emergencies or disasters or any other matter of public concern caused by, or likely to be caused by, an engineering product or service and recommend appropriate preventive, rehabilitative or other measures;

o) Represent, protect and assist engineering professionals with regard to their conditions of practice, remuneration or otherwise; and

p) Do all other things such as are necessary or incidental to the performance of its functions under this Act