Technical Exams - Geoscience
This page explains the application process for engineer-in-training applicants who have been assigned technical exams by the Academic Review Committee.
If you have not had an academic review and have not been assigned exams, you should not be submitting an application to write technical exams.
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Exam Schedule and Fees
The technical exams for geoscience are offered through the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) and some are offered through Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO). The exams are offered twice a year in May and December.
The exam applications will be posted on this webpage once they are available. There are two different applications, one for APEGA exams and one for PEO exams. For a list of exams offered by APEGA click here APEGA exams. For a list of exams offered by PEO click here PEO exams.
The fees for writing APEGA exams is $250.00 + GST plus the applicable invigilation fees. The fees for writing PEO exams is $210.00 plus the applicable invigilation fees.
Writing the Fundamentals of Geoscience Exam (FG)
You can write the Association of State Boards of Geologists (ASBOG) Fundamentals of Geoscience exam instead of confirmatory exams. This exam is offered through Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) in March and October. You must submit your application directly to APEGA. A link to their application is available on our website. On the application form you must indicate that you are an APEGS applicant.
You will not be able to submit your application online. You must print it out and email the completed application to APEGA at firstname.lastname@example.org. The fee for writing the FG Exam is $450.00 plus GST.
Exam Application Process
1. Carefully read through the letter you received from APEGS to ensure that you apply for the correct exam.
2. Submit the exam application form. The May 2020 exam application is now posted below. You must print out the form and sign it. Email the completed form to email@example.com and use the subject title "Technical Exam Application".
The PEO exams will be written May 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, 2020. The deadline to submit an application is February 17, 2020. Late exam applications will be accepted until April 3, 2020 provided the requested exam has already been scheduled. The last day to withdraw from an exam with a full refund is February 17, 2020. Click here for more details on Exam information-Geoscience .
May 2020 Exam Information
The May 2020 Exam Timetable will be posted below once it is finalized. You will check here to find the date and time of your exam(s).
NOTE: Exams written in Alberta and Ontario will be scheduled at slightly different times than listed on the table below. You will receive an email with the exam date and time.
Information for PEO exam candidates and PEO exam formats can be found below.
What Happens Next?
1. Although the technical exams are set by APEGA and PEO, APEGS will coordinate the exam writing process for you. APEGS will confirm receipt of your application by sending you a receipt for payment of the exam application fee.
2. The technical exam schedule will be posted on this page of the website as soon as it is made available by PEO. You should check here to find the date and time of your exam(s).
3. If you choose to write your exam in Regina, you must write it at the APEGS office and APEGS staff will invigilate for you. APEGS also has sites in Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Yorkton and Saskatoon where we will arrange the invigilation service at a cost of $25.00 per hour. If you choose to write your exam in a location not listed here, you must arrange for someone to invigilate the exam for you. The invigilator must be either a P.Eng. or P.Geo. registered in Canada, or an administrative official with a post-secondary institution, or another suitable person approved by APEGS.
4. If you are not writing your exam at one of the pre-arranged APEGS locations, you must notify APEGS of the person who has agreed to invigilate your exam and you must provide their contact information including full name, address, phone number, and email address. APEGS will contact them to confirm they are willing to act as an invigilator and explain the process to them. You are responsible to pay for any additional invigilation fees.
5. APEGS will provide the exam paper and instructions to the invigilator. The invigilator will send the completed exam back to APEGS by courier. You are responsible to pay for the cost to send the exam back to APEGS.
6. APEGS sends the exams to APEGA or PEO for marking. The results of your exam will be sent to you by mail approximately 45 working days after the last exam is written.
7. You will not be permitted to view your exam after it has been marked. There is an option to request a re-read (cost of $330) if you do not agree with the result.
How do I find study materials to prepare for my exam?
PEO has information about recommended text books on their website http://peo.on.ca/index.php/ci_id/2193.htm.
You can also find examples of past exams on the EGBC website https://www.apeg.bc.ca/Become-a-Member/Academic-Examinations.
The Exam information-Geoscience document provides important information on the APEGS exam program and process. You should read it before you proceed with your exam application. The exam schedule, exam formats and list of aids permitted will be posted here once they are available.