Provisional Licensee Designation
The Provisional Licensee designation is not one you can directly apply for and is only granted by the Board of Examiners to APEGA applicants who have satisfied all licensure requirements except demonstrating one year of competence to work in a Canadian context in engineering or geoscience. This requirement includes sufficient exposure to Canadian codes, standards, climate conditions, ethics, culture, workplace environment, and business practices.
Once you provide APEGA with evidence of one year of acceptable, referenced competence to work in a Canadian context, you will become registered as a Professional Engineer or Geoscientist.
You may not remain in the register as a Provisional Licensee for more than 2 years. APEGA Council may, in outstanding cases and at its discretion, extend this time to a maximum of 4 years.
While a Provisional Licensee, you may practise engineering or geoscience only under the supervision and control of someone who has appropriate training and experience in the same area of practice as you, and possesses one of the following designations:
- Professional Member
- Licensee (other than a Provisional Licensee)
- Professional Licensee.
Entitlements and Exemptions
As a Provisional Licensee, you are granted:
- the right to use the Provisional Licensee designation in one of the following acceptable formats
- Provisional Licensee (Engineering) or Provisional Licensee (Geoscience)
- Provisional Lic. (Eng.) or Provisional Lic. (Geo.)
- inclusion in the APEGA Member Directory
- receipt of an APEGA membership card (after annual dues have been paid)
- access to the many discounted products and services offered by third-party organizations
- receipt of APEGA publications
- eligibility for the dues deferment programs
- access to attend all APEGA meetings and events
As a Provisional Licensee, you may not:
- participate in the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program. You may attend professional development events, but the time spent in these events may not be counted towards CPD requirements
- vote in any matter affecting the APEGA membership, including Council elections
- hold office in APEGA Council
- receive an APEGA Member certificate
- receive APEGA seals or stamps
Provisional Licensees are required to pay annual membership dues. You will be billed upon enrollment and each subsequent year. Your membership may be struck for non-payment and will require review by the APEGA Council before reinstatement is possible.