International Mobility - geoscientists
There are currently no Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) for geoscientists, however, professional geoscientists registered in the USA have a simpler experience reporting process than those people who have never been registered as a professional geoscientist before.
Step 1 - Apply for and become registered as a geoscientist-in-training.
Even though you may already be registered as a professional geoscientist in the USA, it is simply part of the APEGS process to have all applicants become a geoscientist-in-training first. Being registered as a geoscientist-in-training means that you have met the academic requirements for registration as a professional geoscientist. Also, you become a member sooner than if you waited until the entire academic review, experience review and Professional Practice Exam process was completed.
Your geoscientist-in-training application instructions can be found here:
Step 2 - Submit experience information
Submit a detailed resume to APEGS at email@example.com. APEGS will gather three references directly from your referees then both the resume and references will go the Experience Review Committee. The three professional references can be professional engineers or professional geoscientists registered anywhere in Canada or the USA. The Experience Review Committee will be looking for four years of acceptable geoscience work according to the APEGS experience reporting guidelines. You may be contacted for more information if necessary.
Step 3 - Apply for and pass the Professional Practice Exam (PPE)
Details on the PPE can be found here:
Step 4 - Apply as a professional geoscientist
The online application can be found here: