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Who can use the Competency Assessment System

On a regulator-specific basis, student members, engineers-in-training, engineering licensee applicants, and professional engineer applicants from the following participating jurisdictions are eligible to use the Competency Assessment System.

  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan
  • Engineers and Geoscientists BC
  • Engineers PEI

About the System

Applicants for professional registration or licensure use the system to record their progress in meeting the competency requirements for engineering experience and to have it validated and assessed. For additional information and guidance on the engineering assessment system, please download the Engineering Competency Assessment Guide.

Accessing the System

I need to create a new account I am a registered user and would like to access the Competency Assessment System

The Competencies

An applicant using the system is required to select one example from their work history that best highlights an appropriate exposure level to a specific competency. Competencies are defined as observable and measurable skills, knowledge, abilities, motivations or traits required for professional registration that are demonstrated through the actions and behaviours of the applicant.

Indicators are defined as specific examples of actions, skills or behaviours that an applicant could use to demonstrate the achievement of a competency. The system provides a list of indicators for each competency in order to provide guidance to applicants.

For Engineering there are 34 key competencies with generic (non-discipline specific) indicators with specific technical indicators available for the following areas of practice:

Engineering Licensee applicants in BC are asked to provide competency examples within their scope of engineering practice.

Applicants will be asked to assess their level of competency for each key competency provided on a six point rating scale (0-5).

Validation and Assessment

The examples will require validation from individuals who have direct, personal and professional knowledge of the applicant and the competency examples they have been asked to validate.

Once all examples have been validated, the assessment stage begins and involves assessors from the regulator who review all of the competency examples and validator comments.

All individuals taking part in an application (the applicant, validators, and assessors) are required to rate each competency example on a six point rating scale (0-5).

Please check with the regulator to which you are applying for regulator-specific requirements.

Who can use the Competency Assessment System

Applicants to the regulators listed below are eligible to use the Competency Assessment System for Geoscience:

  • Engineers and Geoscientists BC

On a regulator-specific basis, the following applicants/members use the Competency Assessment System to record their progress in meeting the experience requirements for geoscience professional registration or licensure, and to have that experience validated and assessed:

  • Student Members
  • Geoscientists in Training
  • Geoscience Licensee / Limited License Applicants
  • Geoscience Professional Applicants

About the System

Applicants for professional registration or licensure use the system to record their progress in meeting the competency requirements for geoscience experience and to have it validated and assessed. For additional information and guidance on the geoscience assessment system, please download the Geoscience Competency Assessment Guide.

Accessing the System

I need to create a new account I am a registered user and would like to access the Competency Assessment System

The Competencies

An applicant using the Competency Assessment System (the System) is required to demonstrate they meet the Work Experience Competencies required for licensure by documenting in the System one Workplace Example from their work history that best highlights an appropriate exposure level to a specific competency.

Work Experience Competencies (Competencies) are defined as observable and measurable skills, knowledge, abilities, motivations or traits required for professional registration that are demonstrated through the actions and behaviours of the applicant. 29 Work Experience Competencies with generic (non-discipline specific Workplace Examples).

Workplace Examples are defined as specific examples of actions, skills or behaviours that an applicant could use to demonstrate the achievement of a Competency. The System provides a list of guidance Workplace Examples for each Competency. It is not necessary to specifically fulfill the provided guidance Workplace Examples. The guidance Workplace Examples demonstrate a sampling of the type of experience that could be provided to demonstrate the Competency. The applicant is expected to document the best example from their own personal work experience that demonstrates the appropriate exposure level to the specific Competency.

Geoscience Licensee or Limited Licence applicants are asked to provide Workplace Examples demonstrating competence within their scope of geoscience practice.

Applicants will be asked to assess their level of competency for each competency provided on a six point rating scale (0-5).

Validation and Assessment

The examples you provide will require validation from individuals who have direct, personal and professional knowledge of the applicant and the competency examples they have been asked to validate.

Once all examples have been validated, the assessment stage begins and involves assessors from the regulator who review all of the competency examples and validator comments.

All individuals taking part in an application (the applicant, validators, and assessors) are required to rate each competency example on the six point rating scale (0-5).

Please check with the regulator to which you are applying for any regulator-specific requirements (for example: any conditions or limitations on the number validators or type of validators required, etc.).