Upon receiving your application, the Access to the Profession Department verifies that your diploma was indeed issued following the completion of a program of study accredited by the Canadian Engineer Accreditation Board (CEAB) program and ensures that all the required documents have been included.The Order then informs you in writing of the status of your application, that is, whether your file is complete or whether you must provide additional documentation.
Diplomas earned outside Québec do not automatically entitle the holder to a permit from the Ordre
des ingénieurs du Québec. In order to qualify, applicants holding such diplomas must have their diploma or training recognized as equivalent. The Professional Practice Admission Committee (previously named the Examiners' Committee) is in charge of studying these applications and making the appropriate recommendation to the Executive Committee.
When your file is complete, please allow 6 to 8 weeks processing time to submit it to the Professional Practice Admission Committee (previously named the Examiners' Committee), which studies it in accordance with the standards set forth in the Regulation respecting the standards for equivalence of diplomas and training for the issue of a permit by the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec and then makes one of the following recommendations to the Order’s Executive Committee:
• recognize your diploma as equivalent
• require you to take admission (confirmatory) examinations if the diploma supporting your application to the Order was issued five or more years prior to the permit application, the level
of knowledge acquired during your studies is no longer comparable to current course content,
and relevant work experience or training acquired since the diploma was issued has not provided you with the required level of knowledge.
If the Executive Committee recognizes your diploma as equivalent, you will be issued a Junior Engineer’s permit.
If you are required to take admission examinations, passing these examinations will enable you to obtain a training equivalence and your Junior Engineer’s permit.
If you have any questions concerning the recommendation made by the Professional Practice Admission Committee (previously named the Examiners' Committee), you may contact the Access to the Profession Department. The staff will be able to explain the reasons behind the Committee’s decision. If you disagree with the decision or if you have new elements to submit, you have the right to request a review of your file by filling out the request form-application review.