Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Academic Examinations

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The status and updates of upcoming online exam sessions are available on the Status of Online Academic Exams page.

It is highly recommended to check the page regularly.

About the Category

Academic examinations may be assigned by Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia to:

  • Demonstrate your knowledge of your discipline
  • To supplement your academic qualifications

Specific examinations are assigned to you by Engineers and Geoscientists BC after a detailed assessment of your academics. Do not sign up for examinations before they are officially assigned.

What Are the Examination Dates and Deadlines?

Please note: The following exam deadlines are applicable to Engineers and Geoscientists BC applicants only. If you are an applicant with another jurisdiction, you must follow the exam deadlines set by your respective regulator.

Examination SessionDeadline to Apply
Spring/Summer 2024 (May to June)March 1, 2024
Fall 2024 (October to November)August 2, 2024

What Do I Need to Study?

Examinations are based on the topics outlined in the engineering or geoscience syllabi.

You may use any textbooks you wish, but it is recommended to refer to the textbooks and study material outlined in each discipline-specific syllabus. Note that those applying to write geoscience examinations will also be contacted regarding the recommended study material. Textbooks are not available for sale at Engineers and Geoscientists BC.

A select number of past exams (prior to 2020) are available for information purposes only, however it should not be used as the main method of study. Exam formats are subject to change without notice.

Please note: If you have been assigned examinations after a detailed assessment of your degree, some of the experience you acquired prior to completing the assigned topics may not be credited towards the required four of satisfactory experience years until all assessed deficiencies have been cleared, either by successfully completing the necessary examinations or if applicable, by passing approved equivalent courses. Credit is typically given for up to one year of experience gained prior to completion of academic requirements if it is supervised by an appropriate professional and meets the Competency-Based Assessment framework. This is examined on a case-by-case basis.

How Do I Apply to Write an Examination?

You can register for examinations only if you have been assigned academic examinations after an assessment. Check your application status (login required) for more information about the status of your examinations.

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Note that you do not need to take all of the assigned examinations at one time but you do need to make sure that you finish your academic examinations before your examination deadline, as specified in your exam assignment letter. 

Please refer to the Academic Examination Regulations and Status of Online Academic Exams for information about the academic examinations. If you have further questions, you may find the answer on our Frequently Asked Questions.

Where Do I Find Updates on an Upcoming Session?

The Status of Online Academic Exams page is continuously updated to provide the latest information for upcoming exam sessions, including:

  • Exam schedules
  • Exam topics, formats and list of aids
  • Guidance to candidates on online exam procedures and booking information
  • Important resources and other updates/changes

We strongly recommend candidates registered for an upcoming session to check this page regularly.

Status of Online Academic Exams

How Do I Defer My Exam?

You can defer your exam(s) to a future session through your online account. Note that there may be a deferral fee for each exam that is postponed after a specified deadline.

Please refer to Process for Academic Exam Deferrals for applicable fees and important dates.

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Special Accommodation Requests

Special testing accommodations are only considered for candidates with diagnosed medical conditions. Any applicant requiring accommodation must contact Engineers and Geoscientists BC ahead of the application deadline with their request. Engineers and Geoscientists BC cannot guarantee that accommodations will be provided if requests and supporting documents are sent after the application deadline.

Accommodation can include extended testing time, additional break time, and access to assistive equipment, assistive personnel, or personal items (e.g., certain types of medication, food).

Requests for exam accommodations can be made via email to [email protected]. Requests for exam accommodations should include a detailed letter or report on official letterhead from a treating medical professional who is qualified to evaluate your functional limitations and associated accommodation needs, that includes:

  • A description of your functional limitations and associated accommodation needs as relating to the context of the exam(s).
  • Specific recommendations for test accommodations, including the use of any assistive devices or equipment required.
  • If applicable, include copies of supporting documentation on official letterhead from your academic institutions (e.g., accessibility services office), other testing organizations, and/or your employer.

Please note that the supporting documentation should be current and issued within the last three years. If the documentation is dated more than three years ago, a letter from a treating medical professional is required, confirming that the limitations are still present and noting any changes to the associated accommodation needs as relating to the context of the exam.

Approved special accommodation requests may incur an additional charge separate from the exam application fee. This will be communicated to candidates after the exam application deadline.

Granted accommodations are valid for one exam session only. You must submit a new request for any future exam session.

How Much Does It Cost?

  • All prices are subject to GST
Per examination$360.00
Defer examination to a subsequent session (by the free deferral deadline)*Free
Defer examination to a subsequent session (by the paid deferral deadline)*$220.00
Examination re-read per examination$330.00

*Refer to the Process for Academic Exam Deferrals for the latest deferral deadlines.


Can I Claim the Exam Fees on My Income Taxes?

The federal government allows a tuition tax credit for exam fees if the exam is required to obtain professional status and to practice the profession in Canada. For more information, please refer to the Government of Canada website.