Bridging Pilot Program

Individuals who hold an Engineering Licence (Eng.L.), meet certain criteria listed below, and are willing to take additional steps to bridge to a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) licence may consider APEGBC’s bridging pilot program. 

Application Requirements

The bridging program requires Eng.L.’s to also complete the following requirements to be considered for a P.Eng. designation:


The applicants must provide four references or validators who can confirm the nature of their work experience. These references must meet the following criteria:

  • All the references must be positive;
  • At least two of the references must be provided by a P.Eng. within the discipline of practice; and,
  • At least one reference must be provided by a P.Eng. supervisor.

Work Experience

The applicants must have more than 10 years of well-documented, progressive work experience, including at least one year in a Canadian environment.

Please refer to the Satisfactory Engineering Experience Guidelines for details.


Academic Requirements

The applicants must pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) and Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exams, or other exam protocols determined and set by a Board of Examiners for the pilot program.

Project, Report, and Interview Requirements

Engineering Licensees applying to this pilot program are required to pass a technical interview based on a technical report:

  • The report must be 5,000 to 10,000 words long, and based on a design study or a report of original authorship. 
  • The report’s topic will be assigned by a technical panel and must be suitable to the applicant’s experience and provide opportunity for the applicant to demonstrate technical competence to the standard of an exemplifying qualification.
    • To ensure that the project undertaken is of a sufficient scope and challenge, the topic will be assigned from a project undertaken approximately 18 months after the candidate began practicing as an Eng.L.
  • The technical report will then be provided to a panel of professional engineers, who will interview the applicant about the report.
    • At least one of the interview panel members cannot have been a member of the technical panel that assigned the report.
    • The interview will proceed in the style of a thesis defense: Interviewers will use the report as a basis to probe the applicant’s technical competence.

The report and defense will be judged on the extent to which the applicant can demonstrate clear understanding of engineering principles and the key technical aspects relating to the topic assigned that would normally be expected from someone graduating with an exemplifying qualification (four-year bachelor’s degree in engineering or applied science).

If the applicant demonstrates the requirements set out by the interview panel, he or she is considered to have met the requirements for professional registration.  

How to Apply

This is a pilot program. Contact Mark Rigolo, Associate Director, Engineering Admissions, at or 604.412.4854 for instructions on how to apply.

How Much Does it Cost?

The cost of application to this pilot program is $450.00 + GST. 

After Applying

Once an application has been received, APEGBC will conduct an academic and experience review to determine whether the applicant qualifies for this pilot program.

Application costs and requirements are subject to change. For updated information, please contact Mark Rigolo, Associate Director, Engineering Admissions, at or 604.412.4854.

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