Geoscientist-in-Training – Canadian Graduate

If you are a geoscience graduate who has a four-year Canadian bachelor’s degree in geoscience you should apply under this category. If you have a Canadian degree that is not in geoscience, but is in a related science, you should apply under the Geoscientist-in-Training International Graduate category. To apply as a geoscientist-in-training, please follow the steps below:

  1. Begin by creating an account with APEGS here.
  2. Next, check your email for an “APEGS sign up verification” from The link in this email will take you directly to the APEGS Central homepage.
  3. Once on this page, go to the “Applications” quick link on the left side of the page, select “Apply Now” and choose the “Geoscientist-in-Training Canadian Graduate” application type. To submit your application online you must pay the application fee by credit card. Go to fees to view additional payment options.
  4. Finally, you must send the following required documents to APEGS:
    • Official Transcripts from the institution, issued directly to APEGS.
      (Please Note: If the date of graduation and degree awarded are not listed on the transcript you must also provide a Confirmation of Graduation.)
    • Confirmation of Graduation
      Option 1: Confirmation of Graduation form or;
      Option 2: A letter from the institution
      (Please Note: This letter must include your name, degree awarded, discipline, and date of graduation.)
    • Proof of Identification
      Fill out and submit the Proof of Identification Form and attach a copy of the relevant photo ID, signed by the guarantor.
Good Character Requirement

If, during the application process, APEGS discovers that an applicant may not meet the Good Character Guideline then action will be taken.

What Happens Next

Once you have completed your application and all documents have been received, APEGS will assess all of your courses to determine if you meet the knowledge requirement outlined in the document. “Geoscience Knowledge and Experience Requirements for Professional Registration in Canada” (GKE). The APEGS knowledge requirement course lists for University of Regina and University of Saskatchewan are provided below.

April 2021 – Geology UofR course list

June 2021 – Environmental Geoscience UofR course list

April 2022 – Environmental Geoscience UofS course list

March 2019 – Geophysics UofS course list

Oct 2021 – Geology UofS course list



Please Note: You must keep your APEGS profile information up to date, as APEGS will regularly need to contact you by both email and regular mail.