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    Candidate to the engineering profession (CEP) 

     

    Since April 1, 2019, anyone who wishes to obtain the engineer title (Eng.) must first become a candidate to the engineering profession (CEP). This professional admission program replaces the junior engineer program and prepares future engineers to practice with rigour and competence.

     

    WHO IS THE CEP PROGRAM FOR?
  • Québec students who have completed 60 credits in their undergraduate engineering program (theoretical component of the CEP program only);
  • holders of an engineering degree issued by a Québec university;
  • holders of an engineering degree issued by a Canadian university. These individuals must first complete the degree or training equivalence process of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec to establish that their degree or training is equivalent equivalent (see regulation, in French);
  • holders of an engineering degree issued by a university in another country. These individuals must first complete the degree or training equivalence process of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec to establish that their degree or training is equivalent (see regulation, in French);
  • holders of a pure or applied science or technology degree issued by a university in Québec, Canada or another country. These individuals must first complete the degree or training equivalence process of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec to establish that their degree or training is equivalent
  • holders of an engineering, pure or applied science or technology degree issued by a university in another country whose training has been recognized as partially equivalent by the OIQ (theoretical component of the CEP program only);
  • junior engineers or engineers-in-training who wish to transfer to the CEP program (see form, in French). (see form, in French). When evaluating their file, consideration will be given to whether they have demonstrated recent work experience that has been validated by the OIQ and whether they have passed the professional examination in the junior engineer program.
  • The program is NOT intended for candidates who are:

  • members of another Canadian engineering association;
  • holders of an engineering degree from France that is subject to the Mutual Recognition Agreement on Professional Qualifications (MRA);
  • holders of a temporary permit (specific project).
  • WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO REGISTER FOR THE CEP PROGRAM?

    For all graduates

    As soon as possible if you want to receive a 50% discount on your registration fee. You will receive this discount if you register within 6 months of obtaining:
  • your engineering degree; or
  • recognition of the equivalence of your degree; or
  • recognition of the equivalence of your training.
  • For Québec engineering students

    As soon as you have earned 60 credits in a university engineering program, you may register for the program to gain access to the theoretical component (online training + professional examination).

    For internationally trained professionals

    Once the OIQ confirms that your training is partially equivalent, you may register for the program to gain access to the theoretical component (online training + professional examination). CEP PROGRAM DETAILS
    Maximum period of time granted to complete the program and acquire the engineer title 5 years from the CEP program registration date.
    Training
    Theoretical component Between 25 and 30 hours of online theoretical training to prepare you for the professional examination (online training coming soon).

    Professional examination details

    Practical component 6 competencies (broken down into 28 sub-competencies) to acquire within a minimum of 24 months of practical engineering experience (certain competencies concern engineering practice in Canada).
    Language component To practice engineering in Québec, you must have appropriate knowledge of the French language. Language requirement details
    CEP, AN OFFICIAL TITLE Once you register for the program, you may use the title of candidate to the engineering profession (CEP). It is an official title, recognized by the OIQ. As shown in the examples below, it may be preceded by a comma and follow the candidate’s first and last name:
  • Pierre Larochelle, candidate to the engineering profession.
  • Alexandrine Tremblay, CEP.
  • CEP SUPERVISION AND COACHING CEP supervision
  • CEPs receive personalized guidance from supervisors who hold an engineer's permit that entitles them to practice without restriction (in Canada or a country where the engineer title is reserved).
  • Supervisors share their “know-how” and “self-management skills” with CEPs, regularly evaluate the progress made by CEPs toward the objectives and provide CEPs with the advice they need to develop their competencies.
  • Supervisors must have personal knowledge of the work done by their CEPs.
  • CEPs are responsible for choosing a supervisor, who must be approved by the OIQ at the beginning of their practical experience period or the period may not be recognized.
  • The OIQ has a register of volunteer supervisors that can be consulted, as needed.
  • For more details about the supervisor’s role and CEP evaluation, click here.

    Reserved acts
  • Just like junior engineers and engineers-in-training, CEPs are required to work under the immediate control and supervision (ICS) of an engineer whenever reserved acts are performed (reserved acts, see sections 2 and 3 of the Engineers Act). ICS may be provided by a different engineer than the designated supervisor. ICS must be provided by an engineer who holds a permit in the jurisdiction where the reserved act is performed.
  • CEP obligations

    CEPs are subject to the Code of Ethics of Engineers. However, CEPs are not affected by the regulations respecting continuing education, liability insurance and professional inspection, or any other regulation that applies to OIQ members. OVERVIEW OF THE STEPS TO BECOME AN ENGINEER

    ONLINE CEP PORTAL Once they register for the professional admission program, CEPs will be granted access to the online CEP portal, which they can use to:
  • submit the relevant engineering internships and work experiences they complete after earning 60 credits in their undergraduate program (maximum of 8 months of practical training credit);
  • report professional experiences in which they have acquired mandatory competencies;
  • evaluate themselves;
  • have their supervisor evaluate them.
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