WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A P.ENG./P.GEO. SUPERVISOR AT MY WORKPLACE?
The Mentor Program is designed as an auditing and guidance program for Members-in-Training (MITs) who are engaged in engineering or geoscience work, but who are not working under the supervision of a Professional Engineer or Geoscientist. This program permits an MIT to meet requirements for registration as a Professional Engineer or Geoscientist by the process of periodic counseling and review by one or more selected professional engineers or geoscientists acting as Mentors.
It is the Mentor’s duty to check that the MIT is receiving the necessary training and engineering or geoscience experience to meet the requirements for registration, and every three months inform APEGNB’s office of progress. The onus is on the Mentor and MIT to demonstrate the progression into work of greater complexity as well as to ensure that the quarterly reports indicate that sufficient engineering or geoscience experience has been obtained prior to application for registration as a Professional Engineer or Geoscientist. Due to the reduced level of technical and professional guidance available in a Mentor System when compared to direct supervision, it can reasonably be expected that additional time may be required to gain the experience needed for registration. Contact email@example.com if you need a mentor.
Duties and responsibilities of the MIT
To select an appropriate Mentor who will provide suitable guidance, and to seek support of the Employer. The Mentor must be registered with an engineering and/or geoscience association / ordre / state board.
To apply to the Association for approval of the Mentor using the Mentor Approval Application.
To keep a weekly work diary.
To prepare and submit brief monthly reports summarizing experience to be discussed with the Mentor at each of the quarterly meetings. The completed Progress Report Form must be submitted to the Association along with the monthly reports and the Mentor’s Evaluation Report every THREE (3) months.
Duties of the Employer
The employer agrees to support the MIT in the Mentor System by providing the Mentor access to the MIT’s workplace and any necessary information required to access the MIT’s work.
The employer completes the Disclaimer.
Duties and responsibilities of the Mentor
The Mentor to meet with the MIT every three months to review progress.
During the meetings, the Mentor should:
counsel the MIT with the appropriate approach to technical problems.
review and assess the work of the MIT for suitable and sufficient engineering or geoscience content as well as to demonstrate progression into work of greater complexity.
if after reviewing the work MIT’s work experience, the Mentor feels that suitable engineering or geoscience experience is not being attained, the Mentor should bring this to the attention of the MIT and APEGNB.
assess professional conduct and ability in a progressive manner.
The Mentor is highly recommended to visit the MIT’s workplace at least once per quarter.
The Mentor is asked to report progress to the Association every 3 months using the attached Mentor’s Quarterly Evaluation Report.
Duties and responsibilities of the Association
Confirm that the person applying for the Mentor Program has been accepted as a MIT with APEGNB.
If the MIT is unable to find a Mentor, the Association may assist.
Make the Guidelines for Acceptable Engineering or Geoscience Experience for MITs available to the MIT for distribution to the employer and Mentor.
Ensure written consent from the Mentor and the Employer is received before submitting application to the Internship Committee.
The Internship Committee will review application for the Mentor Program. Experience will normally be considered once participation in the Mentor Program has been approved.
What is acceptable engineering/geoscience experience?
To be prepared for entry to independent practice, your work experience should be well rounded. You need an understanding of your limitations related to the practice of engineering/geoscience; and you must show a progression into work of greater complexity and responsibility.
When applying for Professional status, you must demonstrate forty-eight (48) months of acceptable engineering or geoscience experience which can be attested to by your supervising PEng or PGeo. Twelve (12) months of this experience must have been acquired in a Canadian environment. We define a Canadian environment as work experience obtained in Canada, supervised by a professional engineer, licensed in the applicable Canadian jurisdiction; or, work experience obtained outside Canada where applicants demonstrate good knowledge of local Canadian engineering laws, practices, standards, customs, codes, conditions and climates.
APEGNB may credit up to 12 months of experience for a completed Master’s degree in a discipline related to engineering/geoscience and up to 12 months of experience for a completed PhD in a discipline related to engineering/geoscience. Each graduate degree is reviewed on a case by case basis.