The purpose of the Pre-Registration program is to ensure that our Registered Professionals can uphold the standard of engineering or geoscience work and knowledge expected in Manitoba. For this reason, an applicant must prove at least four years of progressive experience in their field.
To ensure that progress is being made, we ask that Progress Reports be submitted after every six months of new experience, so that the ERC may review the work and make recommendations that will help you progress in your career as an engineer or geoscientist.
If you are claiming for past experience, then you should not restrict your reporting period to six months. Rather, you should write one report per employment position, but make that report correspondingly longer and more detailed. For example, if you are claiming for 36 months of past experience and you worked in two different engineering jobs - one for 24 months and one for 12 months, you should write two reports but make these more detailed than what would be expected in a typical six month report.
If you are claiming for pre-graduation (student) experience, then please provide one report per term of employment. This applies even if you worked for two separate work terms - let's say four months from May to November 2007 and four months from May to November 2008 - and it was at the same place of employment and with the same supervisor. Reports spanning two separate terms will not be accepted.
More information about the criteria being reviewed can be found in:
You are strongly advised to review the links above as these are the criteria that the Experience Review Committee is examining.
APEGM divides experience into the following categories:
|Pre-Graduate Experience:||It is possible to contribute to your valid professional experience before you obtain your Bachelors degree. This would be
through things such as co-op and internship programs that were supervised by a professional member who is prepared
to vouch for that experience. If you are a Student Member with APEGM you may claim this
experience before you graduate, otherwise it is claimed after enrollment as an MIT. Student members
who remain in good standing with the Association will get this time counted for 'free', while MIT's will be required to
pay a Pre-grad Experience Fee. Normally, you may claim up to a maximum of 12 months of
Pre-Graduate Experience. More Info.
Please be advised that only experience obtained after the mid-point of your degree will be considered.
|Post-Graduate (Academic) Experience:||It is possible to obtain credit for experience earned while obtaining a Master's or PhD at a University.
APEGM does not set a hard limit on the amount of this experience that you can claim, however, it does scrutinize the content.
You claim this experience using the regular Progress Report form, however there is an additional table to complete.
Only time spent doing a thesis, research work, or teaching 3rd or 4th year engineering design courses or geoscience
courses will be counted. Other work will not count towards experience credit. While there is no absolute limit on the
amount of time that can be claimed, since it is normal for a Master's program to be 24 months in length or less (of which no
more than 18 months would be creditable), and a PhD is typically 48 months or less, time claimed beyond these 'soft'
limits will be questioned and credit may be refused. More Info.
CAUTION: While APEGM does not set hard limits on the amount of experience that may be credited via post-graduate degree(s), other associations may. Often, at least one year of experience must be earned outside of academia in order to register. If you intend to register in another province, and your registration with APEGM was based purely on academic experience, the other province may ask for additional requirements (such as a description of industry experience) in order to get you registered. You need to check the requirements in the other province.
|Pre-Enrollment Experience:||If you have obtained professional experience prior to enrolling with APEGM, while living and working in Manitoba,
this time may still be claimed, however a pre-enrolment penalty will be charged if you should have been enrolled
during this time. For example, if you graduated from the University of Manitoba and started engineering or
geoscience work without bothering to enrol. There is no limit to the number of Pre-Enrolment months you can claim,
however you will have to pay the Pre-Enrolment fee for each month you wish to count.
|Regular Experience:||Once you are enrolled as an MIT, and are working in a related capacity, you will be required to submit reports
outlining your new experience (going forward from the date of enrolment) in six month increments. You have two months
grace after the end date of each report to submit the report to APEGM. If you submit it within those two months all
your time will be counted as 'Regular' experience, with no penalties.
|Late Experience:||If you take longer than your two month grace period to submit a report, we count back eight months from the day you
submitted the report to APEGM, and if that date falls within your reporting period, the time before that date will
be counted as 'Late' time, while the time after that date is counted as 'Regular' time. You can still get credit for
this time if you pay a late fee, otherwise that time will be added to your program
requirements. So, you have the option to 'pay off' Late months with either money or time.
You may want to review the graphical timeline examples for further clarification.
To fill out a new progress report, you will need to login to your APEGM Online account. Use the 'Login' link at the top left corner of this website, or visit the Members Website page for further instructions.
After your Progress Report is submitted to APEGM, we must wait for your Supervisor's portion, and Mentor's portion if applicable, before we can send your file for review by the Experience Review Committee (ERC).
The ERC will assess your progress and feedback will be givin via your Online profile outlining their evaluation and your status on the program. You will no longer receive feedback by postal mail.
If your report contained any 'Late' or 'Pre-Enrollment' time you will be notified after it is reviewed. This time will be added to your program requirements until you pay the applicable fees to reduce it back to the normally required time of 48 months.
You are strongly advised to keep copies of your reports for your own records. They may be useful should you decide to register in another association.
The following reports are samples of actual progress reports prepared by MITs who are going through the Pre-Registration program. They have graciously allowed us to put them up on our website so that others can see the level of detail which the APEGM Experience Review Committee would like to see. These are to be used as guides only and are representative of a typical 6 month report unless otherwise noted. If you are submitting a report which covers a longer time period, please provide more detail. In general, the longer the time frame, the more detail we require. Where permission has been granted, the names of the MITs and the supervisor(s) have been left on the report(s).
Near the end of 2009, APEGM switched from 'paper-based' progress reporting to 'online' reporting. New progress reports should be filled out online. There are provisions to allow supervisors who are not members of APEGM to be able to login and provide commentary on your reports. If however you absolutely need the old paper reports here are some links in .pdf and .doc format.
The Admissions Coordinator provides secretariat to the Experience Review Committee by receiving Progress Reports, sending files to reviewers, setting the ERC agenda, and taking minutes at the ERC meetings.
The Director of Admissions provides additional support to the Experience Review Committee and is available to answer any additional questions referred to by the Admissions Coordinator.