Once you've received your assessment from APEGM, unless you have been declared Academically Qualified right away, you will be assigned a number of exams from the CEQB syllabus that you indicated was closest to your discipline. Group A exams are fundamental exams, Group B are more specific exams that you would typically see in a third or fourth year engineering or geoscience program.
If substitute courses are available, you will be given a list of possible courses that can be taken instead of these exams; however, if you choose this option, APEGM cannot make any guarantee that these courses are available exactly when you want them. If you believe that there are other University level courses available which appear to meet the specifications, you may make a request to the Academic Review Committee in writing. You must make sure that you include a comprehensive description of the course and the exam for which you believe the course would be a substitute. It will be up to the Academic Review Committee to decide whether the course or courses meets the requirement.
Exams are written through APEGM twice per year, typically in Spring and Winter. The Assessment Officer will accept your requests to write an exam in the next session, arrange for that exam to be offered, and get back to you with the date and location that was set. When registering to write an exam you will be required to submit the Exam Writing Fees.
You should review APEGM's policies and procedures for writing exams. They are important. You should do everything you can to pass the exam or course on the first try. Failures will result in your file being resent to the Academic Review Committee and possibly being assessed more exams.
Here is a link containing past examination papers.
If substitute courses are available, then approved substitute courses for any assigned examinations will be included with your assessment package.
It is up to you to contact the University to find out if and when the courses are offered. APEGM has no influence on whether or not a course is offered at a certain time, or whether or not an applicant may be allowed by the university to take the substitute course(s).
Often, there will be two or three courses which must be taken as a substitute for an assigned exam.
The IEEQ Program is offered out of the University of Manitoba. It is meant for qualified foreign-trained Engineering applicants who have been assigned five or fewer technical exams through the APEGM Academic Assessment process. Successful completion of the IEEQ program will be accepted as Academic Qualification by APEGM's Academic Review Committee.
Visit the IEEQ website after you have received your APEGM assessment, if you are interested in being considered for this program.
Assessment applicants with Engineering or Geoscience degrees who appear to have over ten years of current and qualifying Engineering or Geoscience experience may be offered an interview for the purpose of waiving some or all of the exams assigned.
Interviews may take 6 - 12 months to schedule depending on Interviewer, Staff, and Boardroom availability. Hopefully, in the future, we will be able to reduce the waiting time.
The Assessment Officer is responsible for receiving and processing all documentation related to the Academic Review process as well as coordinating exam schedules. He/she provides secretariat for the Academic Review Committee, and provides assistance with the interview process. The Assessment Officer will assist you if you have any questions pertaining to your file while you are in the assessment process.