Objectives of IES/ACES Earth Control Measures Officer
Effective Earth Control Measures (ECM) at the construction site is an important skill for construction site personnel. Proper ECM would prevent muddy water from affecting our waterway and reservoirs. The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) has set up an industry-based registry for the registration of ECM trained personnel:

  1. Establish a list of registered IES Earth Control Measures Officer (ECMOs) for the use by the construction industry.
  1. Assist the construction industry in maintaining a list of registered ECMOs who have undergone the Certificate on Competency (CoC) in Earth Control Measures (ECM) training and who have the necessary experience in erosion and sediment control for construction sites in Singapore.
  1. Serve the procurement needs of the construction industry for suitably qualified and competent ECMOs.
  1. Assist the ECMOs toward achieving better quality and standards of earth control measures (ECM) through continuing education and training


Qualifying Criteria for an ECMO

To register as an ECMO, the applicant must possess or meet the following criteria:

1. Application form

2. A copy of Diploma or Degree in any engineering discipline (local or overseas)


A copy of NITEC certificate in any technical discipline with minimum 2 years construction supervisory experience.


Minimum 3 years’ experience on local construction supervision within the last 5 years.

3. A report detaining relevant ECM experience, duly certified by immediate supervisor, employer or Professional Engineer

4. A valid copy of Certificate on Competency (CoC) in Earth Control Measures (ECM) organised by IES. This certificate must be submitted for registration within 2 years from the day of completion of the last module.

  1. Renewal form
  2. Updates of relevant ECM experience, duly certified by immediate employer or Professional Engineer
  3. Updates of personal particulars or employment
  1. Application fee: $54.50 (inclusive of 9% GST) w.e.f 1 Jan 2024
    This is applicable only for new applicants.

  2. Subscription fee (24 months): $130.80 (inclusive of 9% GST) w.e.f 1 Jan 2024
  3. Fees payable to “IEH-ACESing Joint Registry
New Application Form (current) Renewal Application Form (current)


ECM Registry Committee
Circulars Terms and Conditions For Registration
List of Accredited ECMOs ECM Project Award 2024
Responses to Queries from ECM Night 2023 (17 Nov '23) Integrated Talk - ECM Night 2023 (17 Nov '23)

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