International Engineering Graduates


Engineer-in-Training Application Process

 

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

APEGS Process - international graduates 

OR

You will find more detailed information about the process in the Academic Review Orientation Presentation 


Click here for Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Due to the large volume of applications it may take up to 4 weeks for updates and email/phone responses.

NEW PROCESS as of January 2018!

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's your responsibility to make sure you have the right qualfications before you proceed with the application process.

If you applied prior to January 1st, 2018, click here for the International Engineering Graduates process before January 2018. If you are applying after December 31st, 2017, just must follow the process and requirements outlined below.

If you do not qualify in any of the subsequent special cases, you must follow the standard 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.

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. ECA report is not acceptable.

  • Academic Assessment fee ($210 including tax)

  • Self-assessment

  • Official program syllabus (required if you graduated within the past 10 years)

  • Proof of Identification Form

  • Resume of technical engineering/geoscience experience

    Your resume should highlight technical engineering work experience since completing your bachelor 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-Traiining - 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 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. Once you have received your WES assessment you must 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 Fillable 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*

*If you fall into this category you have until January 31st, 2018 to choose to go through the old process rather than the new process. Click here for details of the old International Engineering Graduates process. Note: APEGS old process may take significantly longer than the new process.

To qualify for this process (new) 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 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-Traiining - 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 Fillable 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 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-Traiining - 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 Fillable Form, 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

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-Traiining - International grad).

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

  3. Download the Proof of Identification Fillable 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 oninternational 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 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-Traiining - 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 Fillable 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 using APEGS Central (the new online profile). 

Instructions to access APEGS Central if you have not used it before: click Login on the top right corner of this web page. 
 


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 email will state: Your application for an academic review as part of your member-in-training application with APEGS is now complete. We have received all the documents we need and your file is now considered to be “in progress”. The estimated time for the academic assessment to be completed is one year 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 through APEGS Central. Once the Academic Review Committee has made a decision on your file, you will be notified by mail. Please make sure that your contact information is kept up to date in our database to ensure that you receive mail from us. You can update your contact information through APEGS Central by clicking Login on the top right corner of this web page.

Instructions to access APEGS Central if you have not used it before: click Login on the top right corner of this web page.

What is an Academic Assessment?

APEGS will compare your academic background to the Canadian academic standard for engineering. The Engineers Canada - Canadian Engineering Qualifications Board (CEQB) has set this standard. 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 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 of 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 engineering bachelor-level program of study that meets the content requirement as specified in the CEQB syllabi, 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 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.

Note: If your education is from a country that follows the Bologna Process and your education path is the Bachelor plus Master degree of the Bologna Process, both degrees together are required to meet the academic standard for licensure in Canada. Therefore, the Master degree is not eligible for waiving confirmatory exams.

OR

  • If you have more than five years of acceptable work experience and if 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 write up your work experience following APEGS experience reporting guidelines and have it 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. We will notify you if you have this option. DO NOT submit work experience unless you are notified that you are eligible for this.

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 dues notice for your annual membership and licence fees. You will also be notified by automatic email on how to check your application status in APEGS Central. Fees can also be paid in APEGS Central under "Invoices".  

You have the privilege of using the title "Engineer-in-Training" only after you have been approved. 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 are approved, however you must pay the annual fees before the deadline provided in your approval letter. 

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

Engineer-in-Training Stamp

Your stamp will be ordered from the manufacturer once you are approved, which takes about three days to reach the APEGS office. After you have paid annual fees, the stamp will be mailed to you. Delivery can take up to one week within Canada or longer outside Canada. 

What if I'm not sure I'll meet the academic requirements for engineer-in-training?

If you are not sure if you meet the academic requirements for engineer-in-training, you should apply as an engineer-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. The application fee for engineering licensee would be reduced by the amount you paid to apply as an engineer-in-training in the past (the difference in the two application fees is currently $100). 

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

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


 



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