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The National Construction Authority has officially waived all penalties attached to renewal of the Annual Practicing License for contractors, dating as far back as 2014. the renewal period commenced on 1st May and will close on 30th June 2018.
This follows the activation of the contractor renewal portal on the same date, a month sooner than it has previously done so to give ample time for the carrying out of the process, as the financial year winds down to a close.
Previously, penalties for those who fail to renew within the stipulated period are charged at thrice the renewal fee as set out in the NCA Regulations 2014.
This time round, the Authority only requires defaulters to pay the applicable renewal fees without incurring further charges as they endeavour to submit their renewal applications by the end of the financial year.
The other mandatory requirement attached to the contractor license renewal process is the registration, payment and attendance of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Trainings. These are forums arranged and hosted by NCA throughout the financial year and in all regions across the country. Each training attracts 10 CPD points, the minimum required to renew the practicing license. This financial year saw the introduction of Continous Technical Development (CTD), alternative trainings taking the form of technical plant tours specifically designed for contractors registered under NCA 7 and NCA 8. The CTD programme aims at increase the exposure and experience of contractors, especially those who are just starting off in the industry.
NCA hopes to see a rise in the number of successful applications and therefore urges all contractors everywhere, to take advantage of this grace period and attain good professional standing. “The Authority wants all contractors on our register to retain their status of good standing, which is why we have waived the penalties, ” said NCA Executive Director Dr. Daniel Manduku. “As long as the contractor is NCA registered, has attended an NCA CPD training and is a member of a registered contractors association, they qualify for renewal.”
The renewal process is fully automated and all relevant payments are to be made directly to the Authority’s accounts. You can renew your license HERE.