If your bachelor’s degree was obtained outside of Canada, we must assess your education to make sure it meets (or exceeds) our academic requirements. If you have a non-standard academic background (e.g. a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering), you may still be able to become registered as a P.Eng. or P.Geo. in New Brunswick, but we must first assess your education.
To begin the process of becoming registered as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) or Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) in New Brunswick, you must submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Proof of Canadian citizenship, residency, or appropriate visa
- A course-by-course WES report (or equivalent) authenticating your documents. (NOTE: The WES report must be submitted directly from WES to APEGNB. WES reports that were opened by the individual will not be accepted. A WES report is not required if you are applying as an applicant with a non-standard academic background that was obtained in Canada.)
- Completed application form including your New Brunswick home address (NOTE: You must be a New Brunswick resident to receive the results of your academic assessment.)
Two business days after receiving confirmation of your submitted application, you can pay the application fee by credit card by calling (506) 458-8083 extension 0.
Applications will be submitted to the Examinations Committee when all required documents are received. The Examinations Committee meets approximately every 6-8 weeks. They 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. You can expect to hear back from us in 8-10 weeks with a decision on your application.
There are 3 possible outcomes:
- You may exceed our academic requirements
- You may appear to meet our academic requirements. 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.
National Professional Practice Exam (NPPE) – This exam must be passed before you are eligible to register as a Professional Engineer or Geoscientist.
Confirmatory/Technical Exams – If you have been assigned confirmatory or technical exams, these exams must be passed or waived before you may write the National Professional Practice Exam. All exams, apart from the NPPE, must be passed before you are eligible to enroll as a MIT. Please review Exam Regulations prior to writing any exams.
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 a first-time applicant who was educated in Canada.