Interviews

As part of the registration process some applicants for registration are required to attend an interview as part of their assessment process. The APEGBC interview is a professional peer review of the qualifications and work experience claimed by applicants for registration. APEGBC interviews are scheduled through invitation only.  Applicants are sent an interview request only after an application for membership and all supporting documentation is received and evaluated.

The Interview Panel consists of Professional Engineers (P.Eng) or Professional Geoscientists (P.Geo) from various industries who have volunteered their services to APEGBC. Each Interviewee is interviewed by two Professional Engineers or Professional Geoscientists within the discipline and specialty they are applying. Occasionally an APEGBC staff representative may attend the interview. The Interview Panel will make recommendation to the Registration Committee and this committee will adjudicate a decision regarding registration. APEGBC video records all interviews to have an accurate record of the interview session.

The interviews are held during business hours at APEGBC's offices at 200-4010 Regent Street, Burnaby.

Purpose of the Interview

Interview
Purpose
Looking To Exempt Is held to determine whether the Candidate has acquired adequate knowledge and expertise in their discipline allowing for confirmatory or qualifying examinations to be waived.
Experience Review Determines whether the Candidate has satisfied all of the experience requirements and has demonstrated a progression of experience and responsibility to a professional level.
Out of Discipline Is similar in purpose to the Looking to Exempt interview and is held to determine whether a candidate has, through courses, post graduate degrees, seminars, training or experience, bridged the gap between the engineering or geoscience fundamentals learned at the undergraduate level and engineering or geoscience fundamentals necessary to support his/her discipline of engineering or geoscience practice.
Limited License Determines whether the Candidate has gained sufficient satisfactory engineering or geoscience experience to support a limited license, and if so, the scope of the practice permitted.
Special Consideration Is similar in purpose to the Looking to Exempt interview and is held to determine whether the Candidate qualifies as a Professional Engineer under the Association’s Special Consideration Clause. The Clause allows for exceptional cases for Candidates who do not meet the formal education requirements but are generally recognized as being an expert in an engineering specialty or who have provided satisfactory evidence of being particularly well-qualified in a discipline of engineering as judged by the depth and breadth of the academic education and engineering experience.
 

The Interview Structure and Process

The Chair will open the meeting by explaining the purpose of the interview. The Candidate will then be asked to provide a brief five to ten minute oral overview of their experience. Using the overview and experience details/resume as a guide, the panel will ask specific questions to assess how the Candidate applied engineering principles and used engineering judgment.  The Candidate will have time during the interview to expand on the details of their experience. The panel will look for evidence of progression of experience and responsibility at a professional level. The Candidate may be asked situational questions that fall outside their  area of expertise or questions related to the fundamental engineering or geoscience principles in the area of their expertise.  At the end of the interview the Candidate will be provided the opportunity to elaborate on anything that they feel is important that may have been missed during the interview.

The Interview Lead will then make some closing remarks and advise as to when the Candidate may expect  to be advised of the outcomes of their registration assessment (usually 4 to 6 weeks).
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