If you are a recent university graduate, the member-in-training designation is usually the first step in becoming a professional engineer (P.Eng.) or professional geoscientist (P.Geo.).
There are two member-in-training designations:
- Engineer-in-training (E.I.T.)
- Geoscientist-in-training (G.I.T.)
As a member-in-training, you can practise engineering or geoscience in Alberta and gain experience towards your P.Eng. or P.Geo. licence. You must work under the direct supervision of a professional engineer or professional geoscientist.
Member-in-training designations are valid for only eight years. More information on time limits can be found in Division 4, Section 11 of the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act.
Restrictions on how you can use your member-in-training title and designation are explained in Right to Practise & Title.
Requirements for Member-in-Training Applicants
To become a member-in-training, you must meet the following requirements:
Geoscience Applicants (G.I.T.s)
- Must be of good character and reputation.
- Must have graduated from a university program that:
- satisfies Geoscientists Canada's Knowledge and Experience Requirements guide
- or is a related program that the APEGA Board of Examiners considers to be equivalent.
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 Board of Examiners.
Apply to be a Member-in-Training
To apply, complete the online application. The initial questions will let you know for which designation you are eligible.
APEGA adheres to the privacy standards under the Personal Information Protection Act regarding the collection, disclosure, and use of personal information.
It is the applicant's responsibility to personally complete all components of the application. APEGA does not accept third-party submissions and will only answer questions from the applicant.
|M.I.T.s enrolled in another Canadian province or territory||$100|
|Annual M.I.T. dues||$196|
Former M.I.T. requesting reinstatement
(in addition to regular annual dues)
These prices do not include GST and are subject to change. Application fees are non-refundable.
How to Pay Your Application Fees
The easiest and quickest way to pay is online! Log in to the Member Self-Service Centre to pay by:
- American Express
If you want to pay in person, APEGA can only accept cheques. We do not accept cash payments, and we cannot process credit card or debit payments at our offices.
APEGA will not review your application until we have all required documents and you have paid the application fee.
After submitting your application, you have 90 days to send us all of the academic documents you listed on your application. If you do not submit these documents within 90 days, APEGA will withdraw your application. Your application fee is not refundable.
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 should include all of your academic records. Depending on your academic background, this may include:
- undergraduate degree transcript¹
- 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 graduation²
- legal name change
- academic-assessment report if your degree is from a university outside of Canada
¹ A transcript is a list of all post-secondary courses you have taken. It lists your grades and your degree.
² 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 must receive transcripts and certificates of graduation 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.
APEGA does not accept:
- in-house training certificates
- published journals or papers
- class or university ranks or distinctions
After paying for and submitting your application with all necessary documents, the Board of Examiners (BOE) will review your qualifications. The BOE has the authority to enroll, defer, or refuse 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).
The BOE will require you to write exams, get additional experience, or both if you are not a graduate of a university program that meets one of the below requirements:
- is recognized by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (for engineering applicants)
- meets the requirements of the Geoscience Knowledge and Experience Requirements (for geoscience applicants)
- is a related program that the BOE considers to be equivalent to number 1 or 2
Board of Examiners Decision
The BOE will make a final decision on the recommendations regarding your academic qualifications.
The BOE meets once per month, excluding July, and decides whether to enroll, defer, or refuse licensure.
- BOE meeting dates are not available to the public.
- We cannot release decision information over the phone.
- We will email you the decision by the end of the following month after the BOE meeting.
Check Your Application Status
You can check the status of your application or update your contact information by logging in to the Member Self-Service Centre. If any documents are missing, they will be listed as not received or incomplete.
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.
Once your application has been submitted, all associated documents (such as transcripts, WES reports, and work experience records) become the property of APEGA and will not be returned to the applicant, a Member, or any third party. This policy applies to originals, copies, and electronic documents.