If you have a burning desire to attain the status of P.Eng Canada if having a bachelor’s engineering degree from a Canadian university program (having accreditation from the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB), then you must know how to apply. The better you know the application process the easier it will be for you to win a positive assessment.
To know the whole process, read this blog.
CEAB P.Eng application process:
The following are the four steps:
- Academic requirements:
If you are a graduate with a bachelor’s degree in an engineering program that is recognized by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB), then you have satisfied the first step of the licensing process, which is the academic requirement.
You need to have your postsecondary institution mail your bachelor’s transcript with the conferral date to PEO directly.
When PEO confirms that you have satisfied the academic eligibility criteria, the next thing you need to do is to write the National Professional Practice Exam, NPPE.
- Writing NPPE:
Your next step is NPPE, which stands for the National Professional Practice Exam. It is a 3-hour and closed-book online exam. This exam is about ethics, professional practice, engineering law, and professional liability.
You have to pass the NPPE within 2 years of being evaluated as fulfilling the academic requirements for licensing.
When you successfully complete the NPPE, you will have to offer additional information in regard to your professional experience.
- Experience requirements:
To apply for a P.Eng Canada licence, you must have a minimum of 48 months of verifiable and acceptable post-bachelor’s engineering experience on which a minimum of 12 months need to be in a Canadian jurisdiction under the supervision of a licensed professional engineer of Canada.
PEO evaluates engineering experience against 5 quality-based criteria; practical experience, application of theory, engineering management, communication skills, and awareness of the social implications of engineering.
For your experience assessment, you need to submit your experience summary page, referee list, and experience records. If the authority needs more information from you, it will contact you directly.
In the process of experience assessment, you may be referred to the Experience Requirements Committee (ERC) for an evaluation. This interview with ERC will assess your competency to work through the demonstration of five criteria.
When you fulfill the experience requirements, move to the next step.
- Licence review and application:
Having satisfied all the requirements for the licence of P.Eng Canada, the Registrar will review and give approval for the licence. After that, you need to pay licensing and annual fees to become a licensed professional engineer.