Decision Letter Information | APEGA

Decision Letter Information

Every APEGA application is reviewed by the Board of Examiners (BOE). They will decide one of three outcomes for your registration or enrolment:

  • Approve
  • Defer approval
  • Refuse

If Your Application is Approved

If the BOE decides to approve your application for enrolment or registration, you should read the Members & Permit Holders section of our website to find out more about:

If Your Application is Deferred for Approval

If the BOE decides that your application does not meet the academic or experience requirements, your application may be deferred. The BOE will make clear in your letter what you are missing. You will have 2 years after your letter was printed to complete the missing requirements. After 2 years, your application with be withdrawn. 

Additional Experience Needed

If you have been assigned additional experience, your letter will tell you the nature, duration and quality of the required experience. Once you have completed your assigned experience, submit a Request for Update to the BOE which shows your progress or completion of the requirement.

Learn about Experience Requirements 

Examination Needed

If you have been assigned examinations, your letter will tell you which ones you will need to pass. Some examinations are to confirm the quality of your education, and others are assessments for courses that you need to complete to fill in gaps in your academic record. Exams you will be assigned may include:

If you have any questions about the exams or course equivalents, contact

Learn More About Examination Requirements 

How to Have Your Application Re-evaluated

If you want to have the BOE's decision about your application re-evaluated, you have two options:

How to Update the BOE on Your Progress

If your application was deferred, you will need to submit a Request for Update to the BOE to show any progress you've made or requirements completed toward your licensure requirements. Your letter will include details on when updates need to be submitted. 

If you need more information regarding your decision, please contact our Admissions team at

If Your Application is Refused

If your application has been refused by the BOE, you may apply for reconsideration or reassessment. You also have the option to appeal the decision to the Appeal Board by submitting a Request for Appeal to the Registrar & CEO within 30 days of receiving your notice of refusal. Please note that the option to appeal is only available to applicants who have been refused.

Learn More About Appeals 

If You Want to Voluntarily Withdraw Your Application

All fees paid to APEGA are non-refundable, and withdrawn applications are not eligible for reactivation.

If you do not want to complete your assessment, you may withdraw your application. 

To withdraw an application that was assessed as needing additional experience, email

To withdraw an application that was assessed as needing additional examination, email

If you decide to reapply at a future date, you will have to provide new documents, and must adhere to the policies and processes in place at the time of your new application.