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Ethiopian Contractors registration requirement

To work as contractor and participate Construction in Ethiopia; any one needs to have construction license form Ethiopian ministry of construction; there is grade in different categories; General Contractors (GC 1-10) to work any civil construction works except water works; Building Contractor (BC 1-10) to work in construction of buildings; Road Construction (RC 1-10) to participate in road construction; and Special contractors (SC 1-4) specialized in single area of construction like foundation drilling.  For foreign investor only GC-1, BC-1, RC-1 or SC-1 registration allowed.  

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Ethiopian Contractors Registration Equipment Requirements Set by Ministry of Construction for General Contractors (GC) 

Item

EQUIPMENT

GRADES

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

1

Minimum Number of Dozer

4

3

2

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

Minimum Capacity (HP)

149

140

140

140

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Capacity (HP)

680 Hp

480 Hp

340 Hp

140 Hp

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Crane

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Tower Crane

Minimum Tower Height = 30m

Minimum lifting capacity 1 tone

Or

 

  • Telescopic Mobile crane with Boom extendable up to 20m and above minimum lifting capacity 5 tone

1

3

Minimum Number of Loader

2

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Bucket Capacity (m3)

3.5

1.5

1.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Minimum Number of Crusher

2

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum Crusher Capacity (tone/hr)

60

60

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Horse Power (Hp)

120

60

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Minimum Number of Grader

2

2

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum Capacity (Hp)

100

100

90

90

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Horse Power (Hp)

250

200

90

90

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Minimum Number of Excavator

2

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum Capacity (tone)

20

20

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Capacity (tone) 0.5m3 or above

45

20

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Minimum Number of Roller (vibratory, pneumatic)

3

2

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum Number of Roller (Static)

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum Weight of a Roller

10

10

8

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Weight of Roller

36

26

8

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Minimum Number of Dump Truck

8

6

4

3

2

1

 

 

 

 

Minimum Capacity of Dump truck

10

10

10

7

7

7

 

 

 

 

Total Capacity of Dump Truck

100

75

50

25

20

7

 

 

 

 

9

4W Driver

2

1

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

Pick Up 5 quintals & above

4

3

2

1

1

1

1

 

 

 

 

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Ethiopian Contractors Registration Equipment Requirements Set by Ministry of Construction for Road Contractors (RC)

Item

EQUIPMENT

GRADES

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

1

Minimum Number of Dozer

3

2

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Minimum Capacity (HP)

140

140

140

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Capacity (HP)

480 Hp

340 Hp

340 Hp

140 Hp

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Minimum Number of Loader

2

1

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Bucket Capacity (m3)

3.5

1.5

1

0.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Minimum Number of Crusher

2

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum Crusher Capacity (tone/hr)

60

60

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Horse Power (Hp)

120

60

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Minimum Number of Grader

2

2

1

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum Capacity (Hp)

100

100

90

60

40

 

 

 

 

 

Total Horse Power (Hp)

250

200

90

60

40

 

 

 

 

 

5

Minimum Number of Excavator

2

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum Capacity (tone)

20

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Capacity (tone) 0.5m3 or above

45

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Minimum Number of Roller (vibratory, pneumatic)

3

2

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum Number of Roller (Static)

 

 

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum Weight of a Roller

10

10

10

8

4

 

 

 

 

 

Total Weight of Roller

36

26

10

8

4

 

 

 

 

 

7

Minimum Number of Dump Truck

6

5

3

2

4

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum Capacity of Dump truck

10

10

10

7

7

 

 

 

 

 

Total Capacity of Dump Truck

75

60

35

20

7

 

 

 

 

 

8

4W Driver

2

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Pick Up 5 quintals & above

4

3

2

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethiopian Contractors Registration Equipment Requirements Set by Ministry of Construction for Building Contractors (BC)

 

Item

EQUIPMENT

GRADES

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

1

Loader

 

 

 

 

 

-

-

-

-

-

Minimum Number

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum Bucket Capacity (m3)

1.5

1.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Bucket Capacity (m3)

1.5

1.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Minimum Number of Excavator

2

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum Capacity (metric ton)

20

20

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Capacity (metric ton)

40

20

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Tower Crane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum tower height = 30m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum lifting Capacity 1 tone & above

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telescopic mobile crane with boom extendable up to 20m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum lifting Capacity 5 tone & above

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Minimum Number of Dump truck

6

5

3

2

1

1

 

 

 

 

Minimum Capacity of Dump truck

10

10

10

10

10

7

 

 

 

 

Total Capacity of Dump truck

75

60

35

25

10

7

 

 

 

 

5

Pick up (5 quintals & above)

3

2

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pick up (4 quintals & above)

 

 

 

1

1

1

1

 

 

 

 

Must meet requirements to register as Contractor

As below table respective categories must have equipment stated; 

 

Equipment Category

GC

RC

BC

SC

I

II

III

I

II

III

I

II

III

All

Heavy

5

3

2

3

2

1

1

-

-

50%

Intermediate

3

2

1

2

1

1

2

1

1

50%

Light

3

2

2

3

2

1

1

1

-

50%

 

To give refer heave, intermediate and light equipment categories see table below; 

Heavy Equipment

Dozer, Crain, Loader, Crasher, Grader, Excavator, and Roller or any with equivalent capacity. 

Intermediate Equipment

Dump truck or any with equivalent capacity 

Light Equipment

Pick up and 4WD or equivalent application and capacity

 

No need to provide all equipment stated; Exemption allowed for two year;

1. for General Contractors (GC) except Crain

 

Grade

Number and Category of Equipment for Temporary Exemption

Heavy

Intermediate

Light

I

3

2

2

II

2

1

2

III

1

1

1

 

2. for Road Contractors (GC)

 

Grade

Number and Category of Equipment for Temporary Exemption

Heavy

Intermediate

Light

I

4

2

2

II

3

1

1

III

2

1

1

 

3. for Building Contractors (BC) except Crain

 

Grade

Number and Category of Equipment for Temporary Exemption

Heavy

Intermediate

Light

I

1

1

1

II

0

1

1

III

-

1

-

 

General Contractors must have the following Professionals to renew or have new construction license.

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Professional Engineer IV

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Engineer III

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Engineer II

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Associate Engineer IV

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Associate Engineer III

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Associate Engineer II

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Associate Engineer I

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engineering Aide III

1

 

 

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

Engineering Aide II

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

1

 

 

Engineering Aide I

 

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

Graduate Engineering Aide II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Total

3

3

3

2

2

1

1

1

 

 

 

NOTE: Staff above the stated qualifications is acceptable

For grade 8 contractors Engineering Aid II could be replaced by Graduate Engineer II or Graduate Associate Engineer III or Junior Associate Technician I or staffs above the listed qualification

 

 

Road Contractors must have the following Professionals to renew or have new construction license.

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Professional Engineer III

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Associate Engineer IV

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Associate Engineer III

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Associate Engineer II

 

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engineer Aide II

1

 

 

 

1

1

1

1

 

 

Engineering Aide I

 

1

1

1

1

 

 

 

1

 

Gradate Engineering Aide II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Total

3

3

3

2

2

1

1

1

1

1

 

NOTE: Staff above the stated qualifications is acceptable

For grade 8 contractors Engineering Aid II could be replaced by Graduate Engineer II or Graduate Associate Engineer III or Junior Associate Technician I or staffs above the listed qualification

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

PE IV

AE VII

 

 

 

2

PE III

AE VI

 

 

 

3

PE II

AE V

JAT VII

 

 

4

PE I

AE IV

JAT VI

 

 

5

GE III

AE III

JAT V

 

 

6

GE II

AE II

JAT IV

EA VI

 

7

GE I

AE I

JAT III

EA V

 

8

GE

GAE III

JAT II

EA IV

JEA VI

9

 

GAE II

JAT I

EA III

JEA V

10

 

GAE I

GJAT III

EA II

JEA IV

11

 

GAE

GJAT II

EA I

JEA III

12

 

 

GJAT I

GEA III

JEA II

13

 

 

GJAT

GEA II

JEA I

14

 

 

 

GEA I

GJEA III

15

 

 

 

GEA

GJEA II

 

Note: GE I, GE II, GE III shows the work experience of the professional 1, 2&3 years respectively the same applies for other professionals

 

Example: PE II could be replaced by either AE V or JAT VII

Note:

PE

Professional Engineer

GE

Graduate Engineer

AE

Associate Engineer

GAE

Graduate Associate Engineer

JAT

Junior Associate Technician

GJAT

Graduate Junior Associate Technician

EA

Engineering Aid

GEA

Graduate Engineering Aid

JEA

Junior Engineering Aid

GJEA

Graduate Junior Engineering Aid

 

 

 

Field

(Years)

Qualification

Graduate Junior  Associate Technician

Up to 4

Diploma from Technical School or other similar institution (for Level IV)

Junior Associate Technician I

4

 

Junior Associate Technician II

6

 

Junior Associate Technician III

8

 

Junior Associate Technician IV

10

 

Junior Associate Technician V

12

 

Junior Associate Technician VI

14

 

Junior Associate Technician VII

16

 

Graduate Junior  Engineering Aid I

Up to 4

Certificate from Technical School or other similar institution (or Level I)

Junior  Engineering Aid I

4

 

Junior  Engineering Aid II

6

 

Junior  Engineering Aid III

8

 

Junior  Engineering Aid IV

10

 

Junior  Engineering Aid V

12

 

Junior  Engineering Aid VI

14

 

Graduate Engineering Aide

Up to 4

Diploma from Technical School or other similar institution (or Level II)

Engineer Aide I

4

 

Engineer Aide II

6

 

Engineer Aide III

8

 

Engineer Aide IV

10

 

Engineer Aide V

12

 

Engineer Aide VI

14

 

Graduate Associate Engineer

Up to 4

Diploma from University in Civil Eng. or other related fields (or level V)

Associate Engineer I

4

 

Associate Engineer II

6

 

Associate Engineer III

8

 

Associate Engineer IV

10

 

Associate Engineer V

12

 

Associate Engineer VI

14

 

Engineer I

4

 

Engineer II

6

 

Engineer III

8

 

Engineer IV

10

 

Engineer V

12

 

Engineer VI

14

 

Engineer VII

16

 

Graduate Architects Professional Architects I

Up to 4

B.Sc. in Architecture or in other related fields

Professional Architects I

4

 

Professional Architects II

6

 

Professional Architects III

8

 

Professional Architects IV

10

 

Professional Architects V

12

 

Professional Architects VI

14

 

Professional Architects VII

16

 

 

Note: If professionals with different academic achievements other than stated in the Schedules appear or a professional wants to get certification with title different from the face value of educational testimony, then they will be given both written and interview examinations that assesses their qualification for the position they have applied for. The Examination is given by a committee formed from:

  1. 1.The relevant Association/s
  2. 2.The Ministry
  3. 3.Other relevant Government Institutions

 

 

Professional’s registration renewal, upgrading and registration cost.

 

Graduate and Professional Engineers & Architects

Grade Associate Engineers, Grad. Junior Associate Tech., Associate Engineers & Junior Associate Tech.

Graduate Engineering Aids, Graduate Junior Engineering Aids, Engineering Aids, & Junior Engineering Aids

Registration & Upgrading

Renewal every two years

Registration & Upgrading

Renewal every two years

Registration & Upgrading

Renewal every two years

500 Birr

250 Birr

500 Birr

250 Birr

300 Birr

150 Birr

 

GRADE

REGISTRATION & UPGRADING (BIRR)

RENEWAL (BIRR)

1

5000.00

2500.00

2

4750.00

2375.00

3

4400.00

2200.00

4

3300.00

1650.00

5

2200.00

1100.00

6

1500.00

750.00

7

1200.00

600.00

8

1050.00

525.00

9

1000.00

500.00

10

500.00

250.00

 

 

 

 

 

Registered contractor allowable Construction cost

 

Category

 

Grade

Construction Cost (Birr)

BC

RC

GC

(GC,BC,RC)

1

Above 210,000,000

Above   300,000,000

Above    350,000,000

(GC,BC,RC)

2

Up to 210,000,000

Up to    300,000,000

Up to      350,000,000

(GC,BC,RC)

3

Up to 160,000,000

Up to    225,000,000

Up to      270,000,000

(GC,BC,RC)

4

Up to 110,000,000

Up to    154,000,000

Up to      185,000,000

(GC,BC,RC)

5

Up to 54,000,000

Up to      76,000,000

Up to      100,000,000

(GC,BC,RC)

6

Up to 27,000,000

Up to      38,000,000

Up to        45,000,000

(GC,BC,RC)

7

Up to 11,000,000

Up to      15,000,000

Up to        18,000,000

(GC,BC,RC)

8

Up to 5,400,000

Up to        7,500,000

Up to          9,000,000

(GC,BC,RC)

9

Up to 3,000,000

Up to        4,200,000

Up to          5,000,000

(GC,BC,RC)

10

Up to 1,000,000

Up to       1,500,000

Up to          1,800,000

 

 

Special Contractors

Category

Rank

Construction Cost

SC

1

Above         100,000,000

SC

2

Up to Birr     45,000,000

SC

3

Up to Birr     18,000,000

SC

4

Up to Birr       9,000,000

 

 

For Design Professional for registration and renewal information

 

 

 

Practicing Professional

 

 

Graduate Engineers, Professional Engineers & Architects

  • Graduate Associate Engineer & Associate Engineers,
  • Graduate Junior Associate Technician
  • Junior Associate Technician
  • Graduate Engineering Aids & Engineering Aids

Registration birr

Renewal every year Birr

Registration & Upgrading Birr

Renewal every Two Years Birr

Registration Upgrading Birr

Renewal every two Years Birr

2000

800

400

200

300

150

 

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