Canadian Geoscience Graduates
Member-in-training Application Process
If you are on this page, then you have a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree in geoscience from a Canadian University.
If you have a 4-year B.Sc. in a field related to geoscience (such as soil science or environmental science), from a Canadian University, and you think you meet the academic requirements then you must follow the same process as International Geoscience Graduates.
If you have experience in geoscience but do not have a 4-year bachelor education in geoscience, then you should read the Geoscience Licensee page to see if you may be eligible for a Geoscience Licensee licence.
The following documents are required for this process:
- Member-in-training application and fee ($210)
- Original or notarized/certified copies of all university transcripts
- If you received transfer credits, the details of the credit must appear on your transcripts. If it is not, please provide a transcript from the institution the courses were originally taken
- Course descriptions will be requested if needed.
- Proof of Identification
- Direct Confirmation of Graduation
All documents must be mailed to APEGS. Scanned or faxed copies are not acceptable.
Your Contact Information
Once you have applied with APEGS we need to be able to contact you both by email and by regular mail. It is very important that you keep your contact information up to date or you may not receive important correspondance regaring your file. It is your responsibiloity to make sure the information we have is correct and up to date. You can do this using Online Services. The instructions on how to access Online Services are provided below.
Instructions to access On-Line Services if you have not used it before:
To access On-Line Services, go to the APEGS web site and click on the quick link “On-Line Services” in the blue box on the right-hand side of the Home Page. Your user name is your 5-digit file number or registration number and if you have not used the system before, you can obtain your password by clicking on “New password / Forgot password”. Enter the information requested and an email containing your password will be sent to the preferred e-mail address on record with APEGS.
Step 1: Submit Application
You must apply for geoscientist-in-training online using a credit card. This is the quickest and preferred way to apply. Choose application type "Geoscientist-in-Training - Cdn Grad".
You may apply using the printed application form only if a company is paying the application fee by cheque or the company who is paying the application fee does not pay GST (such as Government of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Watershed Authority). Do not submit the paper application form if you apply on-line.
Step 2: Submit Required Documents to APEGS
- Transcript(s) and Degree Certificate(s)
Originals, notarized copies or certified copies of transcript of marks and degree certificate(s) for all university level education. If you received transfer credits, ensure that the transcripts provide this information or provide transcripts from the institution where the courses were originally taken.
- Proof of identification
You must provide proof of your identity.
If you bring your application to the APEGS office in person, you must also bring ID; Only with the ID can the APEGS staff can sign your guarantor form.
Step 3: Direct Confirmation of Graduation
How do I provide Direct Confirmation of Graduation?
Option 1: Send the Confirmation of Graduation form to the institution where you received your bachelor degree. You complete the top two boxes of the form and send it to the university where you completed your bachelor degree. The university will then complete the bottom box and send it directly to APEGS as per the instructions on the form.
Option 2: Order original transcripts from the institution where you received your bachelor degree to be sent directly to APEGS. The transcript must show the degree awarded.
Once you have completed you application and all documents have been received, APEGS will assess all of your courses to determine if you meet the Canadian Council of Professional Geoscientists knowledge requirement outlined in the document “Geoscience Knowledge and Experience Requirements for Professional Registration in Canada” (GKE). The APEGS Knowledge Requirement course lists for University of Regina and University of Saskatchewan are attached below. If you graduated from a Canadian University outside of Saskatchewan please refer to the GKE for details of the academic requirement.
- Jan 2016 - Environmental Geoscience UofS course list
- Jan 2016 - Geology UofS course list
- Jan 2016 - Geophysics UofS course list
- Jan 2016 - Environmental Geoscience UofR course list
- Jan 2016 - Geology UofR-course list
In our assessment, we will include all relevant courses taken at the university level, including graduate studies courses, thesis subject(s) and university courses you taught, if applicable. You must write to explain about university level courses you have taught, if applicable. If we determine that you are missing some subjects from the knowledge requirement, we will contact you and explain how you can fulfill them.
If you think that you may not meet the Knowledge Requirement, contact us at AcademicReview@apegs.ca
What if I'm not sure I'll meet the academic requirements for geoscient-in-training?
If you are not sure if you meet the academic requirements for geoscientist-in-training, you should apply as a geoscientist-in-training anyway and see what the results are. If your result shows that you do not meet the academic requirements, your options would be to fulfill the deficiencies, or apply as a geoscience licensee. There is no application fee for geoscience licensee if you applied as a geoscientist-in-training in the past.
If during the registration process APEGS discovers that an applicant or member may not meet the Good Character Guideline then action will be taken.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on member-in-training applications can be found here.
If you have any questions concerning the application process for Canadian geoscience graduates, please contact the APEGS office: Local Regina 525-9547, Toll free 1-800-500-9547 or by email at AcademicReview@apegs.ca.
Confirmation of graduation form
Proof of ID policy
Proof of ID Guarantor form
Geoscience Knowledge and Experience Requirements (GKE)
Geology UofR course list.pdf
Environmental Geoscience UofR course list.pdf
Geophysics UofS course list
Geology UofS course list
Environmental Geoscience UofS course list
Good Character Guideline
On-Line Application system
The temporary username you will receive is valid only until you click the final "Submit" button in the on-line application.
International Geoscience Graduates
Log in here only after your application has been submitted using the On-Line Appliocation system to manage your contact information, etc. You will be sent an email with your permanent five-digit file number that will be your UserID.