Engineering Licensee and Geoscience Licensee
You may be qualified to become an engineering licensee or a geoscience licensee if any of the following applies to you:
a) You are already registered as an Engineering Licensee, Geoscience Licensee, Professional Licensee, Professional Technologist (or the equivalent to one of these) in another Association in Canada. If so, go to the Inter-Association Mobility - Eng / Geo Licensee page now.
b) You do not have a bachelor level education in engineering or geoscience (but you need at a minimum a diploma or partial degree that is related), but you need to have a significant amount of professional level experience in engineering or geoscience (see the table below), or
c) You were assessed as an engineer-in-training or geoscientist-in-training and you have deficiencies that need to be fulfilled (and you don't want to pursue them at this time), or you were denied, then you might qualify for engineering licensee or geoscience licensee. There is no application fee for engineering licensee or geoscience licensee if you applied as an engineer-in-training or a geoscientist-in-training in the past.
Note: If you are not sure if you meet the academic requirements for engineer-in-training or geoscientist-in-training (after consulting with the applicable web pages, then the Director of Academic Review or Director of Registration), you should apply as an engineer-in-training or 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 an engineering licensee or geoscience licensee. There is no application fee for engineering licensee or geoscience licensee if you applied as an engineer-in-training or geoscientist-in-training in the past.
Review the eligibility table below to see how much experience we require for your type of education. For more details check the Licensee Member Guideline 1 to Applicants April 2016.pdf .
Direct Supervised experience1
Bachelor of Science (not engineering or geoscience)
Minimum 2 year Degree/Diploma in Engineering or Geoscience
Other education acceptable to Council – successful completion of a minimum of two years of post-secondary education in engineering, geoscience, or related science.
1 At least 5 years of work experience must be directly related to the requested scope of practice, and be under the direct supervision of a Canadian P.Eng., P.Geo., Engineering Licensee or Geoscience Licensee. At least one year experience must be obtained in Canada or in an equivalent-to-Canada work environment. All of the work experience must be post-education.
The following documents are required for this process:
- Engineering/Geoscience Licensee Application form and fee ($300 plus GST)
- Work Experience Reports Licensee
- Licensee Member Chronological Summary form
- Licensee Member Scope of Professional Practice form
- Proof of ID (guarantor form and attached picture)
- Direct Confirmation of graduation and degree/diploma
- English competence (see the English competence policy in the Related Documents below)
Documents must be sent to APEGS by mail. Scanned or faxed copies are not acceptable.
If you are already registered as an Engineering Licensee, Geoscience Licensee, Professional Licensee, Professional Technologist (or the equivalent to one of these) in another Association in Canada, go straight to the Inter-Association Mobility - Eng / Geo Licensee page and do not read further on this page.
Application and Approval Process
Step 1: Sumit your application
You may apply on-line for engineering licensee or geoscience licensee using a credit card. This is the quickest and preferred way to apply. Choose one of the three application types available depending on your education. Choose one of: "Eng or Geo Licensee - scientist", "Eng or Geo License - technologist" or "Eng or Geo License - other education".
NOTE: If you have applied to APEGS as an engineer-in-training or geoscientist-in-training in the past, you do not need to submit an application fee, so you would use the paper application form below.
Licensee Application Paper Form (Oct 2016) Final.pdf
You may apply using the printed application form only if:
a) a company is paying the application fee by cheque; or
b) the company who is paying the application fee does not pay GST (such as Government of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Watershed Authority); or
c) you applied as an engineer-in-training or geoscientist-in-training in the past and you were not qualified (had deficiencies or were denied).
Do not submit the paper application form if you apply on-line.
Step 2: Submit the Required, Completed Forms to APEGS
All required forms must be mailed (or scanned and emailed from the original, no electronic signatures allowed) to APEGS after you have submitted your online application, or you must include them with your paper application. The following forms are posted in the Related Documents section below:
Licensee Member Scope of Professional Practice
Licensee Member Chronological Summary
Report On Experience - Engineering Licensee
Report On Experience - Geoscience Licensee
Licensee Member Applicant - Self-Check List
The following are guidelines to assist with experience report writing:
Experience Guideline 2 - Components of Acceptable Engineering Work Experience
Experience Guideline 3 - Components of Acceptable Geoscience Work Experience
How do I provide Direct Confirmation of Graduation?
Option 1: Send the Direct 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 or technical school where you completed your bachelor degree or diploma. They 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 or diploma to be sent directly to APEGS. The transcript must show the degree or diploma awarded.
How do I provide Proof of Idenitifcation?
You must provide proof of your identity. Refer to the following documents:
Step 3: File Reviewed by APEGS
APEGS reviews your documents for completeness, and if further information is required, APEGS will contact you.
Step 4: References Gathered by APEGS
APEGS issues requests to your identified references. We do not share these request reports with you; We only share them with the Licensee Admissions Committee.
Step 5: Review of Application by Licensee Admissions Committee
Once we receive the references and you have completed all documents, the APEGS Licensee Admission Committee considers your application. The Committee may approve you to enter the one year probation period. If not, further information or experience may be required.
Step 6: Probation
If you enter the one year probation period, then we require you to submit two 6-month work experience reports. During this year, you may apply to attend the Law and Ethics Seminar, and write the Professional Practice Exam.
An applicant’s probationary period may be backdated, at the discretion of the Registrar, upon recommendation of the Licensee Admissions Committee. If it is determined that the applicant’s education and experience exceed the minimum required for their license category by at least one year, the probation period may be backdated appropriately and the requirement for additional work experience and reporting revised accordingly.
Step 7: Final Approval
If you pass the Professional Practice Exam, and complete the one year probation period, your application will receive final approval from the Registrar. You will then receive a dues notice for annual fees. Your stamp will be ordered from the manufacturer on the day of your approval and it takes about three days to reach the APEGS office. Once you have paid annual fees, your stamp will be delivered. Delivery can take up to one week within Canada (longer outside Canada). You will receive instructions on how to pay annual fees after you have been approved and the instructions are also available in your On-Line Profile under "My Applications".
Note that it can take up to 6 weeks for your certificate to be delivered, but that will not prevent you from using your new title and practicing as an Engineering Licensee or Geoscience Licensee, as applicable once you have been notified by the Registrar that you are approved.
Is anything else required?
You may submit the following applications at the same time as your professional member application, if they are required.
I am an appropriately licensed individual (or have applied) and need Permission to Consult
I am applying on behalf of a company for a Certificate of Authorization
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 engineering licensee and geoscience licensee applications can be found here.
If you have any questions about applying for engineering licensee or geoscience licensee, contact Shawna Argue, Director of Education and Compliance at the APEGS office: Local Regina 525-9547, Toll free 1-800-500-9547 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Licensee Member Chronological Summary Aug 2016 Final.pdf
Licensee Member Guideline 1 to Applicants April 2016.pdf
Licensee Member Scope of Professional Practice form Dec 2015 Final.doc
Report On Experience Engineering Licensee Dec 2015 Final.doc
ReportOnExperience Geoscience Licensee Dec 2015 Final.doc
Licensee Self-Check List Dec 2015 Final.pdf
Experience Guideline 2 - Components of Acceptable Engineering Work Experience - updated Dec2015
Experience Guideline 3 - Components of Acceptable Geoscience Work Experience - updated Dec2015
Proof of ID policy
Proof of ID Guarantor form
English Competence policy_Jan2014
Is it possible for an Engineering Licensee or Geoscience Licensee to become a P.Eng. or P.Geo.?
Yes, it is possible. The academic and experience requirements for professional registration would have to be met. The academic requirement would be met if an engineering licensee or geosciences licensee goes back to university to obtain a bachelor level university program of study in engineering or geoscience acceptable to Council. This would qualify them for registration as either an engineer-in-training or geoscientist-in-training. If this person is already registered as an engineering licensee or geoscience licensee, then an exception may be available on experience reporting toward registration as a professional engineer or professional geoscientist, depending on the situation, as follows:
- If the Licensee’s experience is within the discipline of the bachelor achieved, then they receive full credit toward professional registration for the experience gained while a Licensee. In some cases, that could result in an applicant immediately fulfilling their minimum four year experience requirement for registration as a professional member.
- If the Licensee’s experience is not within the discipline of the bachelor achieved, then they would be processed as a new graduate. Parts of the experience may be eligible for review, but assessed at the time of submission.
- Pre-Licensee work experience is assessed in the same manner as pre-grad / technologist work experience for members-in-training (i.e., maximum of 12 months that had to be supervised by a professional member). See Experience Guideline 1 on the APEGS web site under Apply, Work Experience Reporting for full detail.
Licensees who passed the Professional Practice Exam anywhere in Canada in the past do not have to write the exam again should they apply for P.Eng. or P.Geo.
Once four years of experience credit toward professional registration is granted and the Professional Practice Exam is passed, then the Licensee would apply as a professional engineer or professional geoscientist and provide three professional references on the Professional Member application. See the web page Professional Member under the Apply section of the APEGS web site for application instructions and a link to the on-line application system. The application type "Professional Member from APEGS Member-in-Training" would be used.