Work Experience Requirements for Engineering Applicants | APEGA

Work Experience Requirements for Engineering Applicants

This information is for applicants who have started their application for P.Eng. after May 2, 2018. If you started your application before May 2, 2018, please see the pre-CBA application information below.

Read about the pre-CBA work experience process  

Applicants for registration as a Professional Engineer must complete two forms to confirm their work experience: the Work Record Validator List (WRVL) and the Competency-Based Assessment Tool (CBAT). The WRVL measures the duration of an applicant's experience, while the CBAT captures the content.

The WRVL is used to confirm that you have obtained at least 48 months of professional-level engineering experience, as legally mandated by the EGP Act and General Regulations (Div. 5 13(1)(e)(i)). The WRVL may be referenced by a manager, Human Resources staff, or other person who can confirm your work chronology. This reference does not need to have in-depth technical knowledge of the work that you performed.

The CBAT is used to confirm that you have achieved proficiency in the 22 competencies and indicators required for registration as a Professional Engineer. You can provide multiple indicators to support each competency. Each competency must also be validated by a professional member or senior practitioner who took technical responsibility for your work and witnessed you perform the specified indicators.

Read about the CBA Tool 

Engineering applicants applying for a P.Eng. or Licensee licence can use a competency self-assessment worksheet (CSAW) to compare their competencies with APEGA's minimum requirements. This will help them determine whether they should continue their application or wait until CBA is implemented.

Read about the CSAW Tool 

A YouTube playlist has been put together with visual information on using the CBA Tool

Watch the full Competency-Based Assessement playlist on YouTube