Provisional Licensee | APEGA

Provisional Licensee

The designation Provisional Licensee is not an application 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 a:

  1. Professional Member,
  2. Licensee, other than a Provisional Licensee, or
  3. Professional Licensee.

This supervisor must have appropriate training and experience in the same area of practice as you.

Entitlements and Responsibilities

Some of the benefits of becoming enrolled as a Provisional Licensee include:

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.

Exemptions and Ineligibilities

As a Provisional Licensee, you may not: