To become registered as a Professional Engineer (PEng) or Professional Geoscientist (PGeo) in NB you must:
- Be academically qualified – You must have graduated with a CEAB-accredited Bachelor of Engineering degree or a Bachelor of Science degree in geosciences from a Canadian university which meets Geoscientists Canada’s Geoscience Knowledge & Experience Requirements. Original transcripts/mark sheets must be submitted to APEGNB. This may be supplemented with a copy of the degree certificate.
- Have obtained at least 48 months of acceptable engineering or geoscience work experience in your field of study – 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. If you have not submitted logbooks to APEGNB through the MIT program, a more detailed occupational history will be required in addition to the summary page in the application.
- Be a resident of NB (or be an MIT with APEGNB who has since moved out-of-province) – Proof of Canadian Residency/citizenship must be submitted.
- Be able to communicate effectively in English or French – If your bachelor’s degree was taken in English or French, you are exempted from providing further proof to your language ability.There are multiple ways you can demonstrate that you can communicate effectively.
- Understand local practices and conditions, be of good character, and demonstrate an understanding of professional practice and ethics. All applicants must write and pass the Canadian National Professional Practice Exam (NPPE) or its equivalent.
- Submit completed application form.
- Submit payment of fees & dues. (Dues are not prorated. All applications received after October 1 will have the dues carried forward to the following calendar year.)
Upon receiving a completed application, your work and character references will be contacted. You must provide the names and contact information of at least 3 PEngs/PGeos who are able to attest to your work experience. They must be able to attest that you did the work, that you did it competently, and that it was acceptable engineering/geoscience experience. Your direct supervisors should be your preferred references.
When all required documents are received applications will be submitted to the Board of Admissions. The Board will review and decide if you meet the requirements of registration, in the interest of public safety. The Board meets approximately once a month.
Upon approval by the Board of Admissions, you will be provided with a certificate and physical seal.
Digital seals/signatures may be purchased through our partner, Notarius.
To become enrolled as a Member-in-Training (MIT) in NB, you must meet the above academic, language, and residency requirements. The NPPE can be taken while you are an MIT. MIT status in NB is NOT mandatory, but it is highly recommended. You may remain enrolled as an MIT for up to 5 years while you gain appropriate work experience. (In certain cases, you may request an extension.)