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

Read about Professional Member applications Read about Licensee applications

Academic
Accreditation
Post-Graduate
Experience Claimed
Estimated Length
of Review
CEABNo3-12 months
Non-CEABNo6-12 months
Not ApplicableYes6-12 months

 

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

Read about Professional Licensee applications 

Academic
Accreditation
Post-Graduate
Experience Claimed
Estimated Length
of Review
Not applicableNo6-12 months

 

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

Read about Member-in-Training applications 

Academic
Accreditation
Post-Graduate
Experience Claimed
Estimated Length
of Review
CEABNot Applicable5-10 business days
Non-CEABNot Applicable6-12 months

 

Inter-Provincial Mobility Applications (IPMA)

Read about Inter-Provincial Mobility applications 

Academic
Accreditation
Post-Graduate
Experience Claimed
Estimated Length
of Review
Not ApplicableNot Applicable5-10 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.