EIT First Time Applying in Canada

About this Category

This category is for recent graduates from university level engineering programs (or the equivalent) who have met the academic requirements for registration in their intended discipline of practice.

Learn more in the Guide to EIT Membership.
 

Who Can Apply

An EIT (engineer-in-training) is a member of Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia who has demonstrated academic qualification, but is required to complete 4 years of engineering experience for professional registration. To do an informal self-assessment of your qualification before applying, please go to the Self-Assessment Tool.

Ben​efits

Becoming an EIT allows you to:

Application Requirements

To apply for Engineer-in-Training status with Engineers and Geoscientists BC you must meet the minimum academic requirements. As you continue to gain experience, you are expected to also adhere to the association’s good character requirements.

Academic Requirements

To apply for registration as an Engineer-in-Training, you are required to have the equivalent of graduation from a 4-year full-time bachelors program in applied science, engineering, geoscience, science or technology. If you do not have an undergraduate degree in engineering from an accredited university program, you may be assigned academic examinations and/or an interview.

Experience completed prior to completing the assigned exams may not be credited towards the required 4 years of satisfactory experience until all assessed deficiencies have been cleared either by successfully completing the examinations, or by passing approved equivalent courses. Credit is typically given for up to 1 year of experience gained prior to completion of academic requirements if it meets the Competency Framework or Satisfactory Experience Guidelines  and is supervised by an appropriate professional. This is examined on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about academic requirements for Engineer-in-Training status

Good Character Requirement

In order to become a member of Engineers and Geoscientists BC you must be of good character and reputation. Good character connotes moral and ethical strength and includes integrity, candor, honesty and trustworthiness. All of our members are held accountable to a Code of Ethics that governs the way an individual practices his or her profession. We will review the information provided in your application to ensure that you meet these standards.

How to A​pply

Applications are made through the Online Membership Application.

 

Documents Required

  • *Certified Proof of Citizenship (Birth Certificate, Photo Page of  Current Passport, or Permanent Resident Card)
  • Official transcripts sent directly to our office from your educational institutions. If required, a transcript request letter is available to send to your academic institution(s). 
  • Completed Self-Evaluation Checklist for discipline of application (for non-accredited degrees).
  • Course descriptions for degrees achieved outside of British Columbia (for non-accredited degrees).
  • Thesis abstracts for masters or PhD if applicable.
  • Confirmation of membership from other professional engineering regulatory and certification organizations outside of Canada if applicable
To have a copy certified, make a photocopy of your document (citizenship card, birth certificate, or current passport) and ask a P.Eng., P.Geo., P.E., or Notary Public to sign and stamp it as a "true copy of the original". Alternatively, you may bring your original document as well as a photocopy of it to our office. We will confirm that it is a true copy of the original and accept it as a certified copy. If you cannot come in person, you can send a third party to bring in your original document, a photocopy to be certified, and a signed letter authorizing the individual to provide the documentation on your behalf. Please do not mail your original citizenship card, birth certificate or current passport to the association.

How Much Does it Cost?

 
What When Amount
First-time applicant (application fee is waived if applying within 12 months of graduation from an engineering or geoscience post-secondary program)   $0.00
Application Fee – Academically-qualified EIT, GIT, MIT, ing jr, géo jr or stagiare in other province or territory   $0.00
Application Fee – First time applicant With application $472.50
Annual Fee EIT Prorated, paid after enrolment $232.05
 

After Applying

It takes approximately 1 week to 4 months to review your application once all required documents have been received. For information about checking the status of your application please see Application Status.

An academic review will be conducted to determine if you meet the minimum academic requirements for EIT status. Following this review, academic examinations may be assigned. Please note that you will not be enrolled as an EIT unless you are deemed academically qualified or have successfully completed the academic exams assigned.

Once enrolled, you will be sent a notification email and a certificate of enrollment.

EITs applying for P.Eng. are expected to report engineering work experience using the Competency Experience Reporting System. For more information on the experience requirements for P.Eng. registration, please visit the Experience Qualifications section.

If you gain experience in a different discipline from your academic qualifications, you will need to undergo an academic review and may be assigned an interview and/or examinations.

Do you have a question regarding registration?
View the full listing of fees.
See the full list of application forms to become a member.
Academic exam information and past exams.
Competency Experience Reporting
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Email: [email protected]
Phone: 604.412.4856
In-Person registration consultations are by appointment only:
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