Foreign Licensee Application Summary
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A Foreign Licensee is an individual who has met all the requirements for engineering or geoscience but does not have Permanent Resident or Citizenship status in Canada.
The requirements you must meet to become registered as a Foreign Licensee are:
• Academic requirement
• Experience requirement – a minimum of 4 years of experience, which includes one year of acceptable referenced Canadian equivalent experience
• Good character and reputation
• English Language Competency
• Successful completion of the National Professional Practice Examination (NPPE)
You may apply as a Foreign Licensee when you have 48 months or more of engineering/geoscience experience.
You are not required to have the one year of Canadian experience at the time of your application (you may gain the Canadian experience during and/or after the application and review process).
Foreign Licensee status and Foreign Licensee applications are changed to “Professional Membership” when the individual obtains Permanent Resident or Citizenship status.
When an individual applies for Foreign Licensee the application goes for review, after which it goes to the APEGA Board for a final decision.
The Board may rule that the individual is fully qualified for registration or it may assess the applicant technical examinations and/or additional experience.