For the past one year, the Alberta Filipino Journal through this column featured articles that will help Filipino Engineers learn how to be recognized as “Engineers” in Canada. To summarize the entire procedure, the steps below and the chart will simplify all these requirements.
1. Register at APEGA’s Website (www.apega.ca) and obtain the APEGA Member ID Number.
2. Have your University or College gained Bachelor Degree and/or Masters Degree transcript of Records and Diploma sent directly in a sealed envelope to World Education Services (WES). You must obtain the International Credential Advantage Package (ICAP) Course-by-Course Evaluation. Take note of the specific instructions given by WES. See their website at www.wes.org.
3. Complete your online Work Experience Record (WER). Instructions and online forms are available at the APEGA’s website.
4. Submit your Citizenship or Permanent Residency Documents.
5. Submit your English Language Competency Requirement. You can show your skill in English in either two ways: A score of 100 or more on TOEFL Exam or Send APEGA a signed and dated Handwritten Letter showing your English Competency. Instructions are on the APEGA Website.
6. In the online application system of APEGA, complete the Character Declaration Form.
7. After the Board of Examiner (BOE) review, you might be assigned to take and pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exams or one or more Technical Exams.
8. After passing the FE or Technical Exams, take and pass the National Professional Practice Exam (NPPE).
9. Gain at least one-year of engineering Canadian Working Experience under the supervision of a Professional Engineer.
10. After completing all the requirements, wait for the BOE final decision on your Professional Engineering Status.