U.S. Licensure - Temporary and Full
- have graduated from a Washington Accord (ABET) accredited Engineering program (EAC)
- have passed the FE and
PE exams in the U.S.A.
- are currently registered in good standing in at least one U.S. State, and
- have completed four years of approved engineering experience
then you are eligible to apply for IAMA Registration after
passing the Professional Practice Examination (PPE).
Effective August 17, 2011, U.S. Mobility applicants are required to write the Professional Practice Examination (PPE)
prior to registration. Since other Canadian engineering regulators require the PPE, this examination has been deemed necessary
to fulfill the Agreement on Internal Trade.
Since the PPE cannot be written immediately, every applicant who qualifies for IAMA registration will start with the temporary licensure process.
Temporary Licensure is available to applicants who meet the following criteria:
- Licensed or Registered as a Professional Engineer (PE) or Professional Geoscientist (PGeo) in the United States
- Not currently registered in another Canadian Engineering or Geoscience association
- Not a resident of Manitoba or/and eligible for full licensure
Typically people who go through temporary licensure are those who are interested in doing a 'one-of' project for an
engineering company located within Manitoba.
Temporary licenses are more expensive than full membership registration since they must be reapplied for each year.
Once every three years, the temporary licensee must re-write the ABC test (formerly the PPT).
Temporary license members are not issued a seal from APEGM, but are required to use the seal which they would have obtained
from (one of) the State Board(s) in which they are registered, along with the APEGM number that has been issued by the APEGM.
See the Act and By-laws for more information on temporary licensure.
The Temporary Licensure process is illustrated in the Temporary Licensure process flowchart.
Steps To Take (for those eligible for IAMA)
- Apply first as a Temporary Licensee – See Below. Include a note indicating that you wish to apply for full registration
in the future.
- Once approved by the Registration Committee, apply to write the PPE.
- Once the PPE has been passed, apply for full IAMA Registration – typically on the anniversary date of your temporary license.
Applications with fee may be submitted before your license renewal date,
however there will be no refund of the temporary license fee.
- Documentation required:
- Proof of Graduation from an ABET/EAC accredited institution – e.g. transcripts or degree certificate.
- NCEES record sent directly from NCEES. Record should indicate date of passing the FE, date of passing the PE, status
of the degree-granting institution – (should be ABET/EAC or Washington Accord)
- NOTE: to avoid delay, documentation may be sent and kept on file at our office until the anniversary date of the
temporary licence. Please make sure that the documentation contains your name and identifying information, so that
it can be properly filed.
On the application, select US PE Mobility
Steps To Take (for those eligible for temporary license only)
- Complete a Temporary Licence Application, answering all questions as instructed.
Note: the same application is used for other groups of people applying to APEGM, so be sure to complete the appropriate
sections for the Temporary licence application.
- Submit your application, admission fee, and one year's Temporary licence dues to the Registration Coordinator, who will
forward your application to the Registration Committee (RC) for review after receiving notification
of your passing the Act, Bylaws and Code of Ethics (ABC) Test (see number 3). In order to have your file forwarded to the RC,
you must score 90% or more on the ABC Test. Temporary licensees also must submit an up-to-date resume as well as a description
of the project/work they are planning to do in Manitoba.
- Complete the Act, By-laws, and Code of Ethics (ABC) Test. You may request access to the ABC Test
prior to submitting your application by e-mailing the Registration Coordinator with your Full Name, e-mail address, and
mailing address as you will print them on your application. You will then receive an APEGM ID number that you can use to
claim an online profile. If you already have an APEGM number, then you will need to give it to us so we can enable the
test in your profile. If we do not have your information on file prior to receiving your application, we will enable the
online test after you submit your application, however, there may be delays because we cannot forward your application
to the RC until you have passed the test.
- If your file is accepted, you will get a letter notifying your acceptance as a Temporary licensee along with your certificate.
On the application, select iii) A temporary license to practice Eng in MB, First Time.
Complete applications must arrive at the APEGM office at least two weeks* prior to the next Registration Committee meeting
to be considered at that meeting. The Registration Committee meets once per month, typically around the
end of the month.
*PLEASE NOTE: Correspondence with State Boards typically takes longer than correspondence with
other Canadian Associations. You may have to allow additional time for processing because of this.
Temporary Licensees are ineligible for mobility transfer to other provinces. In order to register in provinces outside
of Manitoba, you must be a fully registered P.Eng.
Temporary licenses are granted on a yearly basis, and expire one year from their issuance. If you wish to renew you must repeat
the application process. After three years of temporary license renewals, a new ABC test must also be passed.
If you are eligible for full registration, please indicate this on your renewal application by checking US PE Mobility.
Becoming a Registered Member with APEGM
Applicants who subsequently become registered with other Canadian associations, are advised to change their membership category
to full membership by going through the Inter-Association Mobility Agreement (IAMA) process.
There are also additional agreements that may facilitate full registration e.g. NAFTA (State of Texas).
Please contact the Director of Admissions to make enquiries.
Temporary licensees who subsequently relocate to Manitoba, who are not currently registered with another Canadian association
should contact the Director of Admissions for more information.
Certificates of Authorization
Like full members, temporary licensees may act as responsible members for the purpose of obtaining a company
Certificate of Authorization (CofA).
The Registration Coordinator is responsible for receiving temporary licensee and
other applications, applications for Certificates of Authorization, and serving as secretariat for the