If your bachelor’s degree is from overseas, we must assess your education to make sure it meets (or exceeds!) our academic requirements. If you have a non-standard academic background (i.e. a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry + Master’s of Engineering in Chemical Engineering, etc.) you may still be able to become registered as a PEng or PGeo in the province, but we must assess your education first.
To begin the process of becoming registered as a Professional Engineer (PEng) or Professional Geoscientist (PGeo) in NB you must:
- Live in New Brunswick.
- Submit proof of Canadian citizenship, or residency, or appropriate visa.
- Submit official transcripts/mark sheets from your university or universities (if possible, submit descriptions of content of the individual courses you have taken).
- Provide a WES report (or equivalent) authenticating your documents.
- Provide a certified translation of the transcripts/mark sheets if they are not in English or French.
- Submit the completed application form.
- Submit payment of the Assessment fee (at this time only the Assessment fee is required).
Applications will be submitted to the Board of Admissions – Examinations Committee when all required documents are received. The Examinations Committee will compare the whole of your education to a typical Canadian Bachelor of Engineering degree or to the Geoscientists Canada’s Geoscience Knowledge & Experience Requirements, as appropriate.
The Board of Admissions – Examinations Committee meets approximately every 6-8 weeks.
There are 3 possible outcomes:
- You may exceed our academic requirements
- You may appear to meet our academic requirements – some exam(s) or an interview may be assigned to confirm that you have required depth and breadth of education.
- You may appear to have gaps in your education – you will be assigned technical exams or university level courses.
You may submit additional information after the initial assessment, and your file may be reassessed.
Once you have been deemed academically qualified you will follow the same path as the First-Time Applicant (Canadian Trained).