Temporary Licensee


A temporary licence is available only to professional engineers registered in the State of Texas or with a Cedula in Mexico who have a bachelor degree in engineering and meet the requirements laid out below. This annual licence is called 'temporary' because it can only be renewed for up to three years. It is only available to those with at least 12 years of experience (with an accredited engineering degree) OR 16 years of experience (with a non-accredited engineering degree).

*Note: This is not the same as the temporary licence issued in Ontario and other jurisdictions where a licence can be granted based on a specific time duration or specific project with the signature of a collaborating professional engineer member registered in that jurisdiction. Temporary Licensees registered in other provinces or territories of Canada are not eligible for mobility (it is the same title, but different qualifications).

The temporary licence is available only to Professional Engineers registered in the State of Texas or with a Cedula in Mexico because their regulatory authority chose to sign the applicable sub-agreement of NAFTA. 

  • A Temporary Licensee applicant does not have to write the Professional Practice Exam (PPE).
  • A temporary licence must be renewed each year (a dues notice will be sent to you).
  • There is no provision for an inactive category, as there is for a Professional Engineer member (called licence waiver).
  • A Temporary Licensee is not a member of APEGS and is not entitled to participate in the governance of the Association.


If you are not qualified for a temporary licence, then you must follow the same application steps as an International Engineering Graduate.  To make sure you are following the best registration route for you as a person registered as a PE in Texas but you are not qualified for Temporary Licence, read the information on the page International Mobility – United States


Option 1


Accredited bachelor degree + 12 years total experience


If you have a bachelor degree in engineering from an accredited program in the United States (AEC-ABET) or Mexico (CACEI) then you must have a minimum of 12 years of professional level engineering experience, including 8 years post-licensure. It is not necessary that this experience was gained in Texas, and the 8 years post-licensure can be as of obtaining a PE licence in any State.

To determine if your bachelor program is accredited:

EAC of ABET (Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, USA):

http://main.abet.org/aps/AccreditedProgramSearch.aspx/AccreditationSearch.aspx

CACEI (Consejo de Acreditacion de la Ensenanza de la Ingeniera, United Mexican States):

http://www.cacei.org/


Option 2


Non-accredited bachelor degree + 16 years total experience


If you do not have an accredited bachelor degree in engineering then you must have aminimum of 16 years of professional level engineering experience, including 12 years post-licensure. It is not necessary that this experience was gained in Texas, and the 12 years post-licensure after obtaining a PE licence in any State. The bachelor level engineering program must be four years in duration or more and can be from anywhere in the world.

If you are unsure as to whether or not your bachelor program was accredited, contact the Academic Review Assistant academicreview@apegs.ca before applying.


Requirements for the application

The following items are required for this process:

  • Application and fee ($315)
  • Academic documents
  • Work Experience history
  • English competence
  • Proof of ID
  • Proof of US citizenship (if applicable, only for PEs registered in Texas)

Application Process


Step 1: Submit Application


On-line Application
 
(accredited or non-accredited degree)

You may apply for Temporary Licensee online using a credit card. This is the quickest and preferred way to apply. If you have an accredited degree, use application type "Temporary Licensee - 12 years". If you have a non-accredited degree, use application type "Temporary Licensee - 16 years".

OR

Temporary Licensee paper application form (accredited or non-accredited degree)

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.

If you are a former Temporary Licensee and are reinstating, you may not need to fill out an application. See the Reinstatement page for details.


Step 2: Submit Required Documents to APEGS


Academic and Experience Records 

  • Option 1: You may have your NCEES Record sent directly to APEGS (if you have one or will be starting one in order to apply with APEGS). If NCEES will be notifying APEGS directly by email that your Record is available for download, it is not necessary for NCEES to mail or courier the paper Record.

 

  • Option 2: If you do not have a NCEES Record and do not wish to start one, then academic and experience information must be provided to APEGS separately:
    • To provide a record of your academic qualifications you must request the academic institution where you recevied your bachelor degree to issue a transcript directly to APEGS. We can start your application with transcripts (original or notarized) provided by the applicant, but we will need confirmation of graduation sent directly from the institution where you got your bachelors degree in engineering before your application is approved. It is simplest just to get transrcipts sent direct to the APEGS office). If the institution provides the transcript in a language other than English, then you will need to mail the original or notarized copy of a certified translation.
    • To provide a record of your work experience you must send your resume plus a detailed experience report for your current engineering position (or most recent if you are not currently employed as an engineer). You must use the cover page and follow the instructions below for completing the work experience report.

English competence


If your first language is not English or you have not completed a degree at a university where the language of instructions was English, you will need to demonstrate your competence in English. In the Related Documents below is the English competence policy.


Proof of Identification

You must provide proof of your identity.

Proof of ID policy

Proof of ID Guarantor form

Proof of ID documents must be mailed to APEGS. Scanned or faxed copies are not acceptable.

If a US passport is provided as proof of ID, then that will also suffice as proof of US citizenship for US applicants (not applicable to Mexican applicants).


How can I become a full P.Eng. member?

If you will require your licence in Saskatchewan for longer than three years, then you must become a full P.Eng. member. You must write the Professional Practice Exam (PPE) and then apply as a professional engineer. Note that this requirement can be satisfied by passing the PPE of another Canadian provincial or territorial association. You must apply on-line using the application type "Professional Engineer from Temporary Licensee". There is no fee for this application. NOTE: You cannot apply as "Professional Engineer from Temporary Licensee" if you are registered as a Temporary Licensee in another province or territory of Canada. Once registered as a professional engineer, then you are eligible for mobility across Canada. 


Next Steps

APEGS will determine if your bachelor degree was accredited by either ABET or CACEI. If we need your help in determining that, we will let you know. References will be gathered (requested and sent directly from APEGS) and once you have submitted all other required documents, your application will be processed.



Is anything else required?

You must submit the Permission to Consult application if you will be offering consulting engineering services in Saskatchewan. If the engineering services are being offered through a company, the company must apply for a Certificate of Authorization. The Notice of Intent to Consult application as well as the application for Certificate of Authorization may be submitted concurrently with the temporary licence application, if they are required.

Permission to Consult

I am an appropriately licensed individual (or have applied) and need Permission to Consult

Certificate of Authorization

I am applying on behalf of a company for a Certificate of Authorization

 


Important! 

If during the registration process APEGS discovers that an applicant or member may not meet the Good Character Guideline then action will be taken.


Questions

If you have any questions about temporary licence, contact Sharon Evaniew at the APEGS office: Local Regina 525-9547, Toll free 1-800-500-9547 or by email at sharonevaniew@apegs.ca 


Related Documents


Temporary Licensee experience report cover page (do not submit this if you will be submitting a NCEES Record):

Temporary Licence Work Experience Report Cover Page
Good Character Guidline
English Competence Policy


Related Links

EAC of ABET (Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, USA):
http://main.abet.org/aps/AccreditedProgramSearch.aspx/AccreditationSearch.aspx

CACEI (Consejo de Acreditacion de la Ensenanza de la Ingeniera, United Mexican States):
http://www.cacei.org/

On-line Temporary Licensee Application:
If you have an accredited degree, use application type "Temporary Licensee - 12 years". If you have a non-accredited degree, use application type "Temporary Licensee - 16 years".

Proof of ID policy 

Proof of ID Guarantor form_Nov2014.pdf

Permission to Consult

Certificate of Authorization