Brunei - Country Commercial Guide
Licensing Requirements for Professional Services
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Brunei requires certain professional service providers to be licensed by the respective government bodies. Licensing requirements exist for legal, medical, and engineering services. Legal practitioners require authorization from the Chief Justice to be admitted as an advocate and solicitor in Brunei courts. Medical practitioners, including dentists, require a license from the Brunei Medical Board under the Ministry of Health. Public accountants are required to be a registered member of the Brunei Institute of Certified Public Accountants and are authorized by the Ministry of Finance and Economy as per the Accountants Order, 2010. Brunei‚Äôs mandatory retirement age is 60 years old, including for foreign workers, although exemptions can be made for workers in niche professions.