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International Engineering Graduates


Engineer-in-Training Application Process

 
Important Notice: The COVID-19 Pandemic is resulting in applicants from some countries/institutions not being able to get academic documents issued to Word Education Services (WES). This will cause delays in completing your APEGS academic assessment.

The application process for international graduates is summarized in the following document:  

APEGS Process - International Graduates

OR

You can review the International member-in-training applicants Information session in either pdf or video format


Click here for Answers to Frequently Asked Questions


Standard Application (most international graduates*)

* If you do not have a bachelor level degree in engineering you may not qualify as an engineer-in-training. You must review the entire process below before you apply. It is your responsibility to make sure you have the right qualifications before you proceed with the application process.


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.

Lying or providing falsified documents will result in your application being frozen and forwarded to the Registrar's Advisory Committee (RAC) for consideration. The RAC can recommend that registration be denied based on issues of good character.


Required Documents

  • Member-in-training application and fee ($210 including tax)

  • World Education Services(WES) ICAP course-by-course credential assessment. If you have a WES ECA report, you must upgrade to ICAP course-by-course. The ECA report is not acceptable.

  • Academic Assessment fee ($210 including tax)

  • Self-assessment

  • Official Program Syllabi (if required)

  • Proof of Identification Form

  • Resume of technical engineering experience

    • Include all engineering related experience since completing your bachelor's degree;
    • Include sufficient details to demonstrate if you have technical engineering work experience doing application of engineering theory and/or application of science, which includes (but is not limited to) any of the following:
      • analysis (for example: scope and operating conditions, feasibility assessment, safety and environmental issues, technology assessment, and economic assessment, etc.), and
      • design and synthesis (for example: functionality or product specification, component selection, integration of components and subsystems into larger systems, reliability and maintenance factors, human and environmental aspects, and the societal implications of the product or process, etc); 
    • If you have done work that includes any of the following, you should include these tasks in the job description:
      • follow regulations, codes, standards, and safety - this includes local engineering procedures and practices as applicable,
      • apply knowledge of materials, or operations as appropriate, project and design constraints, design to best fit the purpose or service intended and address inter-disciplinary impacts,
      • analyze technical risks and offer solutions to mitigate the risks,
      • apply engineering knowledge to design solutions,
      • apply solution techniques and independently verify the results,
      • demonstrate awareness of safety risks inherent in a design and/or on-site and/or obtain safety authorization/certificate, as appropriate,
      • demonstrate understanding of systems as well as of components of systems,
      • knowledge of all stages of the process/project life cycle from concept and feasibility analysis through implementation,
      • apply quality control during design and construction, including independent design check and independent reviews of design, field checks and reviews, and
      • transfer design intentions to drawings and sketches; Understand transmittal of design information to design documents; 
    • The reviewers will be looking for this type of experience to decide if you qualify for the experience review option to try and get confirmatory exams waived;
    • Some project management experience is acceptable, but if you have only project management experience you will not qualify for the experience reporting option to waive confirmatory exams;
    • Include the start and end dates (month/year), name and location of the company, job title and brief description of duties for each job, and
    • Please email resume to APEGS.

Process

  1. Submit the online application (you must pay the processing fee with a credit card):

    1. Online application instructions for first time applicants who have never applied to APEGS in the past:

      1)      Create an account with APEGS* and follow the instructions on screen: 

        https://www.apegs.ca/Portal/Pages/sign-up-member

      * If you have applied to APEGS in the past then you already have an account and you would not use this sign up page. You would go straight to APEGS Central (your online profile) by clicking “Login” on the top right corner of this page. If you don’t remember your former registration number/User ID with APEGS, please contact the APEGS office: 306-525-9547, toll free 1-800-500-9547, or apegs@apegs.ca.

      2)      Check your email for “APEGS sign up verification” from APEGS apegs@apegs.ca. The link in this email will take you to APEGS Central homepage and click on "Applications" tab which is on the left side of APEGS Central home page.

      3)      Select “Apply Now”.

      4)      Follow the instructions on screen to choose the correct application type (Engineer-in-Training - International grad).

  2. Apply to WES for ICAP course-by-course credential assessment. The assessment must be sent directly to APEGS from WES.

  3. Once we have received your application and confirmed that an APEGS academic assessment is required, you will be notified and an invoice for the academic assessment fee ($210) will be posted in your online profile. You must go to your online profile to make the payment with a credit card before we will proceed with your application.

  4. Once you have received your WES assessment you must complete the self-assessment. Download the self-assessment form that best matches the discipline of your bachelor level degree. Once you have completed the self-assessment section, email the form back to APEGS.

  5. Download Proof of Identification Form, complete the form and send the completed, original form by mail (post) to APEGS

  6. Send resume and Official Program Syllabi to APEGS by email

  7. If you are an engineering graduate student in Canada, ask the university to issue a transcript directly to APEGS. Any courses you have completed will be taken into consideration in your academic assessment.

Email documents to Documents-AcademicReview@APEGS.ca


Special Case # 1 Canadian Masters or Ph.D. in Engineering*

To qualify for this process you must have a 4-year bachelor-level degree in engineering (as assessed by WES) and a completed Canadian graduate degree in engineering that has technical engineering content related to your bachelor level degree.  Once APEGS has received your WES assessment and Canadian transcript(s) we will check to make sure you qualify in this category. If you do not, we will notify you and then you must follow the standard application process.

Required Documents

  • Member-in-training application and fee ($210 including tax)

  • World Education Services (WES) ICAP document-by-document credential assessment. The assessment must be sent directly to APEGS from WES.

  • Transcript and direct confirmation of graduation for Canadian education

  • Proof of Identification Form

  • Resume of technical engineering experience

    Your resume should highlight technical engineering work experience since completing your bachelor's degree. You must include the start and end dates (month/year), name and location of the company, job title and brief description of duties for each job (similar to what you would submit for a job application). You should focus on technical engineering experience, not management experience. Project management experience is not eligible for waving confirmatory exams.

Process

  1. Submit the online application (you must pay the processing fee with a credit card):

    1. Online application instructions for first time applicants who have never applied to APEGS in the past:

      1)      Create an account with APEGS* and follow the instructions on screen: 

        https://www.apegs.ca/Portal/Pages/sign-up-member

      * If you have applied to APEGS in the past then you already have an account and you would not use this sign up page. You would go straight to APEGS Central (your online profile) by clicking “Login” on the top right corner of this page. If you don’t remember your former registration number/User ID with APEGS, please contact the APEGS office: 306-525-9547, toll free 1-800-500-9547, or apegs@apegs.ca.

      2)      Check your email for “APEGS sign up verification” from APEGS apegs@apegs.ca. The link in this email will take you directly to start a new application. 

      3)      Select “Apply Now”.

      4)      Follow the instructions on screen to choose the correct application type (Engineer-in-Training - International grad).

  2. Apply to WES for ICAP document-by-document credential assessment

  3. Request the Canadian university to issue a transcript directly to APEGS

  4. If date of graduation and confirmation of degree are not listed on your transcript, you must provide direct confirmation of graduation to APEGS by an alternative process. You may ask the university to send a letter to APEGS stating the date of graduation and the degree awarded, or you may use the confirmation of graduation form.

  5. Download Proof of Identification Form, complete form and send the completed, original by mail to APEGS

  6. Send resume to APEGS by email

Email documents to Documents-AcademicReview@APEGS.ca


Special Case #2 Washington Accord Accredited Degree

Follow this process if you have a degree that is accredited under the Washington Accord mutual recognition agreement. Once APEGS has received your WES assessment we will check to make sure you qualify in this category. If you do not, we will notify you and then you must follow the standard application process.

To qualify under the Washington Accord:

  • The date of your graduation must be after the accreditation organization in your country became a member of the Washington Accord

  • Your degree must be on the list of accredited programs in your country

  • Your program must have been accredited at the time you graduated

  • All subjects must have been taken as part of an accredited program

Required Documents

  • Member-in-training application and fee ($210 including tax)

  • World Education Services (WES) ICAP document-by-document credential assessment. The assessment must be sent directly to APEGS from WES. 

  • Proof of Identification Form

  • Resume of technical engineering experience

    Your resume should highlight technical engineering work experience since completing your bachelor's degree. You must include the start and end dates (month/year), name and location of the company, job title and brief description of duties for each job (similar to what you would submit for a job application). You should focus on technical engineering experience, not management experience. Project management experience, is not eligible for waving confirmatory exams.

Process

  1. Submit the online application (you must pay the processing fee with a credit card):

    1. Online application instructions for first time applicants who have never applied to APEGS in the past:

      1)      Create an account with APEGS* and follow the instructions on screen: 

        https://www.apegs.ca/Portal/Pages/sign-up-member

      * If you have applied to APEGS in the past then you already have an account, and you would not use this sign up page. You would go straight to APEGS Central (your online profile) by clicking “Login” on the top right corner of this page. If you do not remember your former registration number/User ID with APEGS, please contact the APEGS office: 306-525-9547, toll free 1-800-500-9547, or apegs@apegs.ca.

      2)      Check your email for “APEGS sign up verification” from APEGS apegs@apegs.ca. The link in this email will take you directly to start a new application. 

      3)      Select “Apply Now”.

      4)      Follow the instructions on screen to choose the correct application type (Engineer-in-Training - International grad).

  2. Apply to WES for ICAP document-by-document credential assessment. The assessment must be sent directly to APEGS from WES.

  3. Download Proof of Identification Form with example.pdf, complete form and send the completed, original by mail (post) to APEGS

  4. Send resume to APEGS by email Documents-AcademicReview@APEGS.ca


Special Case #3 Professional Engineer in the United States

*Note: As of March 2021 APEGS is temporarily suspending the acceptance of NCEES work experience records. All PEs applying for P.Eng. will have to go through the regular Competency-based experience reporting process until further notice. See https://www.apegs.ca/Portal/Pages/work-experience-reporting-engineering for details.

Required Documents

  • Member-in-training application and fee ($210 including tax)

  • National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) NCEES Records

  • If you do not have an NCEES record, you must follow the same process as special case #2
  • Proof of identification form

Process

  1. Submit the online application (you must pay the processing fee with a credit card):

    1. Online application instructions for first time applicants who have never applied to APEGS in the past:

      1)      Create an account with APEGS* and follow the instructions on screen: 

        https://www.apegs.ca/Portal/Pages/sign-up-member

      * If you have applied to APEGS in the past then you already have an account and you would not use this sign up page. You would go straight to APEGS Central (your online profile) by clicking “Login” on the top right corner of this page. If you don’t remember your former registration number/User ID with APEGS, please contact the APEGS office: 306-525-9547, toll free 1-800-500-9547, or apegs@apegs.ca.

      2)      Check your email for “APEGS sign up verification” from APEGS apegs@apegs.ca. The link in this email will take you directly to start a new application. 

      3)      Select “Apply Now”.

      4)      Follow the instructions on screen to choose the correct application type (Engineer-in-Training - International grad).

  2. Request NCEES to provide a copy of your record directly to APEGS.

  3. Download the Proof of Identification Form and send the completed, original form by mail (post) o APEGS

For information on the remaining process to obtain your P.Eng. click here international-mobility-United-States


Special Case # 4 Professional Level Mutual Recognition Agreement

If you have a professional engineering license in Hong Kong, Ireland, Australia or Mexico follow the instructions on the respective pages of the section on international mobility for the required documents and application process.


Special Case #5 Canadian Graduates (with a degree not accredited by Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board)


Required Documents

  • Member-in-training application and fee ($210 including tax)

  • Academic Assessment fee ($210 including tax)

  • Transcript(s) issued to APEGS directly from the institution

  • Self-assessment

  • Official program syllabus

  • Proof of identification form
  • Resume or technical engineering experience

    Your resume should highlight technical engineering work experience since completing your bachelor's degree. You must include the start and end dates (month/year), name and location of the company, job title and brief description of duties for each job (similar to what you would submit for a job application). You should focus on technical engineering experience, not management experience. Project management experience, is not eligible for waving confirmatory exams.

Process

  1. Submit the online application (you must pay the processing fee with a credit card):

    1. Online application instructions for first time applicants who have never applied to APEGS in the past:

      1)      Create an account with APEGS* and follow the instructions on screen: 

        https://www.apegs.ca/Portal/Pages/sign-up-member

      * If you have applied to APEGS in the past then you already have an account and you would not use this sign up page. You would go straight to APEGS Central (your online profile) by clicking “Login” on the top right corner of this page. If you don’t remember your former registration number/User ID with APEGS, please contact the APEGS office: 306-525-9547, toll free 1-800-500-9547, or apegs@apegs.ca.

      2)      Check your email for “APEGS sign up verification” from APEGS apegs@apegs.ca. The link in this email will take you directly to start a new application. 

      3)      Select “Apply Now”.

      4)      Follow the instructions on screen to choose the correct application type (Engineer-in-Training - International grad).

  2. Contact your institution(s) to issue transcript(s) to APEGS

  3. Once we have processed your application, you will be notified and an invoice for the academic assessment fee ($210) will be posted on your online profile. You must go to your online profile to make the payment with a credit card before we will proceed with your application.

  4. Complete the self-assessment section of the academic assessment form. Download the Academic Assessment Form that best matches the discipline of your bachelor level degree. Once you have completed the self-assessment section, email the form back to APEGS.

  5. Download Proof of Identification Form, complete form and send the completed, original form by mail to APEGS

  6. Email resume and Official Program Syllabi  to APEGS

Email documents to Documents-AcademicReview@APEGS.ca


Your Contact Information

Once you have applied with APEGS we need to be able to contact you both by email and by regular mail (post). You must keep your contact information up to date or you may not receive important correspondence regarding your application. You are responsible to make sure the information we have is correct and up to date. You can do this in your online profile.


Next Steps

What happens once my application has been received?

Once APEGS has received all the required documents for your application, APEGS will send you an email to confirm that your file is now “in progress”. The estimated time for the academic assessment to be completed is four months from this date.

We will not provide status updates by email or phone, so please do not contact the office to inquire about it. You can check your application status in your online profile. Once the Academic Review Committee has decided on your file, you will be notified by email. 

What is an Academic Assessment?

APEGS will compare your academic background to the Canadian Engineering Qualifications Board (CEQB) syllabi. The CEQB has provided syllabus descriptions  for the most common engineering disciplines that are offered at Canadian universities. There is a basic studies syllabus that is common to all disciplines. There is also a discipline-specific syllabus. Both of these must be met. The self-assessment that you are required to fill out as part of the academic assessment is based on these syllabus descriptions. 

Possible Results of Academic Assessment

Deficiencies:

If there are any significant gaps in your academic background compared to the CEQB syllabi, then you will be assigned to fill these gaps or “deficiencies”. You are allowed a maximum of six deficiencies. If you have more than six deficiencies then APEGS will deny your application, however, you will be given a “roadmap” of what you must do to re-apply in the future.

There are two options for fulfilling deficiencies:

1. taking an approved course(s)

OR

2. writing challenge exams

If you feel that you have already covered some or all these subjects in your studies, then you may request a re-assessment. You are only permitted to make one request for re-assessment. The re-assessment result is final and may result in additional deficiencies being identified. If you do not have any additional information to provide then a re-assessment is not an option and you must fulfil your deficiencies before your file can move forward. You must send an email to Questions-AcademicReview@APEGS.ca with the subject heading "re-assessment request" to get the re-assessment request form.

Once your deficiencies have been fulfilled, you will be assigned confirmatory exams.


Confirmatory Exams:

If APEGS determines that you have a bachelor-level program of study in engineering that appears to have comparable breadth and depth to a Canadian engineering degree, then you will be assigned confirmatory exams. There are usually three confirmatory exams, but this is at the discretion of the Academic Review Committee (ARC). These technical exams confirm that the level of your academic training is comparable to that of a four-year Canadian bachelor-level university program of study in engineering.


Waiving Confirmatory Exams:

Confirmatory exams may be waived in the following circumstances:

  • You have completed an M.Sc., M.Eng. or Ph.D. in engineering.

OR

  • If you have more than five years of acceptable work experience and the Academic Review Committee (ARC) determines that this is an option for you (you would be notified in writing if that is the case), you must have work experience assessed by the Experience Review Committee (ERC). If the ERC determines that your experience is acceptable, then the exam will be waived. If the experience is not acceptable, then you must write the exams. 

OR

  • The ARC has determined that your performance in completing deficiencies through the course or exam route demonstrates an acceptable level of education. 


Application approval

Once confirmatory exams have been completed, or they have been waived, APEGS will send you a letter informing you that you have been approved as an engineer-in-training. This letter will include a fees notice for your annual membership and licence fees. You will also be notified by automatic email on how to check your application status in your online profile. Fees can also be paid in your online profile under "Invoices".  

You will have six weeks to pay your annual membership and licence fees after you have been approved. You can use the title "Engineer-in-Training" as soon as you have paid the annual fees. 

Your certificate will be delivered after it is signed by the President, which can take several months. You do not need your certificate in your possession in order to start using the title "Engineer-in-Training".


Engineer-in-Training Stamp

After you have paid your annual fees, you will get an electronic image of your seal. If you want a physical stamp of your seal, you must order it and pay the cost of the stamp plus shipping. 


Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on member-in-training and international graduate applications can be found here


 



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