Before you are eligible to apply for your professional licence you must have four years of engineering work experience or geoscience work experience assessed by the Experience Review Committee.
As of January 1, 2024, APEGS is no longer accepting the old paper-based work experience reports. If any reports that were submitted prior to December 31st, 2023 require resubmission, the resubmitted reports will be accepted until December 31st, 2024. After 2024 anyone who was reporting in the old paper-based system and who has not completed the process will be required to switch to the online competency-based assessment (CBA) system.
To be eligible, you must be registered as an engineering-in-training or geoscientist-in-training, OR a member-in-training applicant who has been given the option to report their work experience prior to becoming a member-in-training.
Competency-Based Assessment (CBA)
APEGS uses an online competency-based assessment (CBA) system to assess your work experience. In addition to providing validated examples to demonstrate each of the competencies, applicants must have a minimum of four years of experience validated in the system, and at least 6 months of experience in the two years immediately prior to submitting their assessment.
In January 2024 APEGS implemented a new policy that uses a confidence-based approach to assess work experience. The policy also provides a framework for having all competency-based assessment submissions reviewed by a professional staff assessor before being reviewed by a volunteer assessor, if necessary.
Quality Control Check
Professional staff assessors will undertake a quality control check to ensure that the quality of the submission is sufficient to be assessed. It the quality is not acceptable then the applicant will be required to rewrite all the competency examples and have them revalidated and resubmitted. Click here for details.
Competency Example Requirements
If a competency example does not clearly demonstrate the following, it will receive a rating of zero. Click here for more details.
- That the work was done in an engineering/geoscience context.
- How the example addresses the competency.
- Sufficient specific details to demonstrate that the work meets the definition of engineering or geoscience in the Act.
More information on the Competency Based Assessment process can be found in the Competency Assessment Guide. It is strongly recommended that you carefully review this guide before beginning your assessment.
How to report in the CBA system
- Go to https://competencyassessment.ca.
- Select the “Applicants” section.
- Follow the instructions on screen.
- Create an account using your APEGS Registration/Application number as your User ID.
- Choose “Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan” as your jurisdiction.
- You will receive an email notification once your account is approved. This may take up to 5 business days. These accounts are approved manually M-F 8:00 to 5:00.
- Access the system by selecting “I am a registered user and would like to access the Competency Assessment System”.
- Begin entering your information following the instructions on the screen. At this time your educational information does not show in the CBA system.
If you have any issues with the system, please Contact Us.
Once your experience has been assessed you will receive the result by email. If you do not pass the first time you will have the opportunity to redo any competencies that did not meet the requirements.
Once your submission has been validated and your validators have been accepted, you should receive your assessment result within 90 days. APEGS will notify you if your validators are not acceptable.