The Member-in-Training (M.I.T.) designation is usually the first step in becoming a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) or Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) for recent university graduates.

There are two M.I.T. designations: 

  1. Engineer-in-Training (E.I.T.)
  2. Geoscientist-in-Training (G.I.T.)

M.I.T.s can practise engineering or geoscience in Alberta and gain the experience needed for P.Eng. or P.Geo. licences if they are working under the direct supervision of a Professional Engineer or Professional Geoscientist.


To become an M.I.T., you must be:

  • of good character and reputation
  • a graduate of a university program that meets one of the following requirements:
    1. is recognized by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (for engineering applicants)
    2. meets the requirements of the Geoscience Knowledge and Experience Requirements (for geoscience applicants)
    3. is a related program that the APEGA Board of Examiners considers to be equivalent to the above

Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements listed above may be academically qualified if their total academic qualifications (including post-secondary and post-graduate studies, exam, courses, and experience) are acceptable to the BOE.

If you have more than four years of engineering or geoscience experience, or you are already an M.I.T., you may qualify to apply to become a P.Eng. or P.Geo.


To apply, complete the online application. The initial questions will let you know for which designation you are eligible.

Start Your Online Application


New applicants $175
M.I.T.s enrolled in a Canadian province or territory $100
Annual dues $160

These prices do not include GST and are subject to change. Application fees are non-refundable and are not tax deductible.

Required Documents

APEGA will not review your application until we have all required documents and you have paid the application fee.

To avoid delays, please ensure that:

  • your full name and APEGA ID number are included with all documents
  • your application includes your current phone number, mailing address, and email address

You can check the status of your application or update your contact information by logging into the Member Self-Service Centre. If any documents are missing, they will be listed as not received or incomplete.

If you have questions, you can email our Registration Department at or call our Edmonton office.

You should include all of your academic records. Depending on your academic background, this may include:

  • undergraduate degree transcript
  • post-graduate degree transcript
  • technology diploma
  • non-engineering or non-geoscience degree, diploma, or courses taught at a university level
  • transcript showing all transfer credits
  • certificate of graduation
  • legal name change
  • academic-assessment report if your degree is from a university outside of Canada

For transcripts* and certificates of graduation*, APEGA must receive them from your academic institution in an unopened envelope clearly marked with the institution’s official seal or stamp. APEGA only accepts these documents in hard copy.

*A transcript is a list of all post-secondary courses you have taken. It lists your scores and your degree.
**A Certificate of Graduation lists your degree and the date of graduation. If your transcript does not list a date of graduation or your degree, ask your academic institution for a Certificate of Graduation.

APEGA does not accept:

  • in-house training certificates
  • published journals or papers
  • class or university rank or distinctions

Review Process

After paying for and submitting your application with all necessary documents, the BOE will review your character and academic qualifications. The BOE has the authority to approve, decline, or defer your application until it feels that you have fulfilled the requirements in the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act.

The academic review looks at your university education. Include information about all of your degrees if you hold multiple degrees in engineering or geoscience (e.g., undergraduate and post-graduate degrees).

Document Retention

APEGA is committed to the security of your information.

You have 90 days to pay for and submit your application. If after 90 days, you have not completed and paid for your application we will destroy all electronic and physical records related to your application to protect your privacy and personal information.