Application Time Frames | APEGA

Application Time Frames

How long your application will take to process depends on many factors, including receiving complete and correct documents for your:

  • academics
  • references
  • work experience

APEGA will not review your application until all complete documents are received. 

If APEGA contacts you for more information, or if any documents were incorrectly submitted, APEGA will pause your application until we receive the information. It is your responsibility, as the applicant, to be sure that APEGA receives everything required to process your application.

A time-consuming step in most applications is reviewing your academic history. If your academic program is CEAB accredited, this step is much shorter. 

Time Frames by Application Type

Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.), and Licensee

Learn more about Professional Member applications
Learn more about Licensee applications

Academic
Accreditation
Post-Graduate
Experience Claimed
Estimated Length
of Review
CEAB No 3-12 months
Non-CEAB No 6-12 months
Not Applicable Yes 6-12 months

 

Professional Licensee (P.L.(Eng.) or P.L.(Geo.))

Learn more about Professional Licensee applications

Academic
Accreditation
Post-Graduate
Experience Claimed
Estimated Length
of Review
Not applicable No 6-12 months

 

Member-in-Training (E.I.T. or G.I.T.)

Learn more about Member-in-Training applications

Academic
Accreditation
Post-Graduate
Experience Claimed
Estimated Length
of Review
CEAB Not Applicable 5-10 business days
Non-CEAB Not Applicable 6-12 months

 

Inter-Provincial Mobility Applications (IPMA)

Learn more about Inter-Provincial Mobility applications

Academic
Accreditation
Post-Graduate
Experience Claimed
Estimated Length
of Review
Not Applicable Not Applicable 5-10 business days*

*IPMA applications for E.I.T. and G.I.T. may be subject to additional academic review, which may extend the time frame by up to 6 months.