If you have never been registered as a professional engineer or professional geoscientist in Canada, then you must first apply as a geoscientist-in-training or an engineer-in-training before you can apply for professional registration, even if you already have extensive experience.
If you are already licensed as a professional engineer or geoscientist elsewhere in Canada, you should apply through Inter-Association Mobility.
If you are licensed as a professional engineer in Australia, Hong Kong, Ireland, Mexico, or United States, you may be eligible for a simplified registration process through International Mobility agreements.
The following videos explain various aspects of the APEGS registration process for individuals:
- Application Process for International Graduates
- Good Character
- Work Experience Reporting – Engineering
- Work Experience Reporting – Geoscience
- Applying as a Professional Member
Create an Account
The first step for registration with APEGS is to create an account.
To find out more about applications for engineers and geoscientists, please click on the appropriate links that follow.
In the APEGS process, becoming an engineer-in-training is the first step towards registration as a licensed professional engineer (certified professional engineer), regardless of how much experience you may have. To become an engineer-in-training you must demonstrate that you have met the academic requirement for licensure as a professional engineer.
In the APEGS process, becoming a geoscientist-in-training is the first step towards registration as a professional geoscientist, regardless of how much experience you may have. To become a geoscientist-in-training you must demonstrate that you have met the academic requirement for licensure as a professional geoscientist.
If you do not have the academic background to meet the academic requirement for licensure, but you do have professional level experience in engineering or geoscience, you might qualify to become an engineering/geoscience licensee. This type of license allows you to independently practice professional engineering or professional geoscience within a specific scope that is designated on your license.
If you are already registered as a geoscientist-in-training or engineer-in-training with APEGS and you have completed all the requirements to become a professional, you must apply to get your professional license.
If you are already licensed in another province or territory in Canada then there is a simpler application process you can find here.
If you are licensed as a professional engineering in Australia, Hong Kong, Ireland, Mexico, or United States you may be eligible for a simplified registration process through International Mobility agreements.
If you are an engineer-in-training or a geoscientist-in-training, then you must have your work experience assessed before you are able to become a professional.
If you are an engineer-in-training or a geoscientist-in-training, then you must pass the professional practice exam before you are able to become a professional. The professional practice exam (NPPE) confirms knowledge of professionalism, law and ethics related to the practice of professional engineering and professional geoscience.
If you are offering consulting services directly or indirectly you must apply for permission to consult.
You may be eligible to apply as a temporary licensee if you are a licensed professional engineer in Texas or Mexico. This type of license is only available for up to 3 years.