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    Professional Admission Program (PAP) - FAQ 

    DATES AND DEADLINES

     

    1.  When can candidates start using the CEP title?

    Once they have registered for the professional engineering admission program.

     

    2.  Who may register for the professional admission program and use the CEP title?

    -  Students who have completed 60 credits in a university engineering program will be able to access only the theoretical component of the program.

    -  Holders of engineering degrees issued by Québec universities who have completed the OIQ's admission process

    -  Holders of engineering degrees issued by Canadian universities who have completed the OIQ’s admission process

    -  Holders of engineering degrees issued by another country who have completed the OIQ’s diploma or training equivalence process and obtained recognition of this equivalence

    -  Holders of pure or applied science or technology degrees who have completed the OIQ’s training equivalence process and obtained recognition of this equivalence

    -   Junior engineers who have applied to transfer to the new program

     

    3.  If I graduate from my bachelor of engineering program after April 1, 2019, will I have to register for the new program to obtain my engineer title?

    Yes. You must successfully complete the professional admission program to obtain an engineer's permit and be registered as an engineer on the OIQ's roll.


    4.  A 3-year transitional period is granted to junior engineers and engineers-in-training. On April 1, 2022, i.e. the end of this transitional period, will I be removed from the membership roll?

    On April 1, 2022, the permits of junior engineers and engineers-in-training will no longer exist. All holders of junior engineer’s permits or engineer-in-training permits may register for the new professional admission program or have themselves removed from the OIQ’s membership roll.

    5. If I give up my junior engineer’s permit or my engineer-in-training permit and register for the professional admission program, do I have to complete it within a certain period of time to obtain my engineer’s permit?

    Yes. You will have 5 years from the date on which you register for the program, after receiving your degree or recognition of training equivalency, to complete the entire program.


    6.
    The new professional admission program seems less intense than the current junior engineer program. Is this true?

    The requirements are different. In fact, candidates will have to demonstrate that they have acquired 24 months of engineering experience as well as the competencies required to practice the profession, including those competencies that concern engineering practice in Canada.

    The experience will be supervised by an engineer supervisor (entitled to practice without restriction), who has practiced the profession for at least 3 of the last 5 years.
    Supervisors must not have been fined, had their permit revoked, been struck off the roll or suspended, or had their right to practice restricted. Supervisors will have responsibilities as concerns their candidates' development of professional and technical competencies.

    The professional admission program will also include 30 hours of online theoretical training, which will need to be completed before candidates may take the professional examination.

      

    RECOGNITION OF EXPERIENCE

    7. I am a junior engineer/engineer-in-training. Can I transfer to the new program?

    You may give up your junior engineer’s permit or your engineer-in-training permit and register for the professional admission program. Depending on the case, if you have demonstrated recent experience that has been validated by the OIQ and passed the professional examination (in the junior engineer program), the OIQ may recognize them.

     
    8.
    If I finish my junior engineer program before April 1, 2022, how will that affect my acquisition of the engineer title?

    The new regulation will not affect you in any way, provided you apply for your engineer’s permit before April 1, 2022.

     

    9. What would the repercussions be for a junior engineer whose junior engineer period ends after the date on which the new regulation takes effect?

    Provided you have completed the junior engineer program requirements before April 1, 2022, the professional admission program will have not affect you.

    However, between April 1, 2019 and April 1, 2022, you may, if you so desire, give up your junior engineer’s permit or your engineer-in-training permit and register for the professional admission program.

    10. I am a junior engineer who has acquired 10 months of recent engineering experience recognized by the OIQ. Is it possible to have these months of experience recognized in the professional admission program?

    Yes, they may be transferrable. However, the other 14 months will need to be evaluated to determine whether they have enabled you to acquire the required competencies (see the list of competencies).

     

     11. I am a junior engineer who has acquired 24 months of recent engineering experience recognized by the OIQ. Is it possible to have these months of experience recognized in the professional admission program?

    Yes. However, the OIQ may request a new evaluation to make sure that the experience meets the requirements of the new regulation.

      

    12. I am a junior engineer who acquired 10 months of engineering experience 5 years ago that was recognized by the OIQ. Is it possible to have these months of experience recognized in the professional admission program?


    Yes, they may be transferrable. However, the other 14 months will need to be evaluated to determine whether they have enabled you to acquire the required competencies (see the list of competencies). The OIQ may also request a new evaluation to make sure that the experience meets the requirements of the new regulation.

     

    13. I am a junior engineer who acquired 24 months of engineering experience 5 years ago that was recognized by the OIQ. Is it possible to have these months of experience recognized in the professional admission program?

    Yes, they may be transferrable. However, the OIQ may request a new evaluation to make sure that the experience meets the requirements of the new regulation and that you have kept your competencies up to date.

      

    14. I am a junior engineer who has acquired 24 months of engineering experience recognized outside of Québec. Is it possible to have these months of experience recognized in the professional admission program?

    Yes, they may be transferrable. However, the OIQ may request a new evaluation to make sure that the professional competencies you acquired comply with the requirements for practicing engineering in Canada.

     

    THEORETICAL COMPONENT AND PROFESSIONAL EXAMINATION


    15. Is the professional examination still mandatory in the professional admission program?

    Yes. Starting on September 1, 2019, candidates enrolled in the professional admission program will need to take 30 hours of online training before they may register for the examination.

     

    16. What is the passing score on the professional examination?

     The passing score is 60%.

    17. How many times can I take the professional examination?

    As many times as you need to pass it. However, if you fail it twice, you will have to retake the 30 hours of theoretical training (and pay the fee) before you may take the examination again.


    18. If I already passed the professional examination as a junior engineer/engineer-in-training, will I have to take the 30 hours of online theoretical training?

    No, you will not have to take the training.

      

    CONTINUING EDUCATION

     

    19. Are candidates for the engineering profession (CEPs) affected by the regulations respecting continuing education, liability insurance and professional inspection?

     No, CEPs are not affected by these regulations.

     

     20. When I have met the professional admission program requirements and become an engineer, will the 30 hours of online theoretical training be counted toward the number of hours that I must accumulate under the Regulation respecting mandatory continuing education for engineers?

    Candidates to the engineering profession (CEPs) who have acquired the engineer title may have the 30 hours of online theoretical training recognized as continuing education for the reference period to comply with the Regulation respecting mandatory continuing education for engineers. If candidates pass the examination before September 1, 2019 (without having already taken the 30 hours of training), 9 hours of continuing education will be recognized for the reference period.

    CREDITS


    21. Will I be granted experience credit for engineering internships or relevant engineering work experiences as is the case right now?

    Yes. Candidates may be credited up to 8 months of experience for engineering internships or relevant engineering work experiences, provided that the internships or experiences were completed after the candidates had earned 60 credits in a university program that meets the requirements for an engineer's permit from the OIQ.

             

    SPONSORSHIP


    22. Will the new regulation change the current sponsorship process?


    Junior engineers or engineers-in-training who are enrolled in the sponsorship program will need to complete it before the junior engineer program ends on April 1, 2022.


    As regards candidates to the engineering profession (CEPs), their supervisor will assume some similar responsibilities to those of a sponsor. The “sponsorship” will from now on be included in the professional admission program.

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