Competency Self-Assessment Worksheet

APEGA uses competency-based assessments (CBA) for engineering applicants wishing to become Professional Engineers (P.Eng.) or Licensees. CBA enables applicants to demonstrate how their experience meets a competency by using specific examples of gained skills and activities. 

Engineering applicants applying for a P.Eng., regardless of where they gained their experience or received their undergraduate education, will use the CBA process. All geoscience applicants will use the Work Experience Record (WER) process.

Completing the CSAW

You can only use the CSAW once per membership application. Review the CBA guide before starting the application.

The CSAW is a free worksheet and completing it is optional. However, it is highly recommended so applicants can compare their work experience competencies with those required by APEGA. To complete the CSAW, an application must already be started, and the applicant must have received their APEGA ID number.

The CSAW option will be available in the Online Application System of the myAPEGA portal. The worksheet lists 22 competencies that Professional Engineers and Licensees must have to meet APEGA's licensure requirements. For best results, applicants are encouraged to be candid and include all their work experience.

A printable summary of the results will appear in the applicant's myAPEGA after it is submitted it. The results will provide an average for each competency category with a comparison to APEGA's minimum requirements.

This is only a self-assessment. The results will not be used on any official APEGA form or application, nor will they affect an application. APEGA staff cannot view or access the form or results and will not review, advise, mentor, or comment on the results. The CSAW scores may differ from the official APEGA competency assessment. If applicants would like to use the text from their CSAW in their official application, this information should be saved into a word document for later.

Click to download the PDF CSAW

Click to download the CSAW Guide