How to apply for EIT/P.Eng with EGBC?

Daljot Singh
Feb 28, 2021

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Disclaimer: This is not a professional advice or document. This document is intended to give a bird's eye view of the registration process from writer's personal experience and knowledge. To get the official up-to-date information, visit The writer does not claim accuracy of the information provided and is not liable for any results obtained upon using this information.

What is EIT?

EIT stands for Engineer in Training. Only registered EITs can use this title and is sometimes set as a requirement for junior positions by companies. EITs and GITs (Geoscientist in Training) receive access to members only resources and activities. EITs and GITs also have access to the Competency Assessment System which is used to record, access, and validate the work experience to apply for and meet the professional licensing (P.Eng and P.Geo) requirements.

What is P.Eng?

Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.), Professional Licensee Engineering (P.L.Eng.), and Professional Licensee Geoscience (P.L.Geo.) designations are required to independently practice professional engineering or professional geoscience in British Columbia [1].

What should I apply for— EIT, P.Eng, or P.L.Eng.?

Apply for EIT if

you have graduated with a 4 year degree in applied science, engineering, geoscience (GIT in this case), science, or technology recently and do not have the minimum 4 years experience to apply for P.Eng.

Apply for P.Eng. if

you have the educational experience as stated above, plus 5+ years of satisfactory work experience including one of those years in a Canadian Environment.

Apply for P.L.Eng. if

you don't have the 4 years professional degree but have 8+ years of engineering or geoscience (P.L.Geo. in this case) experience out of which at least one year is in a Canadian Environment. The recent 2 years of this experience must be under the supervision of a P.Eng. (or P.Geo.) in the same area of reserved practice for which the P.L.Eng (or P.L.Geo.) application is made.

Applicant Self Assessment

This tool gives you an idea of what requirements you are meeting or lack in for the application you are making. Do as follows:

  1. Go to

  2. Sign the disclaimer and click Start Assignment.

  3. Select Engineer in Profession, select your discipline and click Next.

  4. Select whether or not you are registered with another Canadian engineering licensing organization such as APEGA or PEO (if selected No, select whether you are a registrant with a similar organization in Hong Kong, Ireland, or Australia) and click Next.

  5. Select whether or not you are a Canadian permanent resident or citizen and click Next.

  6. Select the Country, Education Level, and Program Discipline and click Next.

NOTE— If you are from a country which has signed an accreditation agreement such as the Washington Accord or the Commission des Titres d'Ingénieurs, it will show a link for your respective country to check whether or not your degree is covered under that. For India, it is and you can search by State and Program. Please care to note the accreditation year for your degree. Degrees done outside of the accreditation year probably might not be considered.

  1. Enter the total work experience you have (if any) and select the amount of experience in a Canadian Environment.

  2. Finally, click See Results.

  3. The results page shows whether or not you meet the Citizenship/residency, academic qualifications, and work experience requirements, and provides additional links. You can print this page for your own records from the top left corner.

Start the application

  1. Create an EGBC account if you don't already have one. Otherwise, sign-in at

  2. Go to Apply For Registration Or Reinstatement page and click Start Application.

  3. Enter personal information and click Save and Continue.

  4. Enter the type of application, answer respective questions, and click Next.

  5. Enter your previous engineering license history. If you don't have any, leave it as it is and click Next.

  6. Enter your education details and click Next.

  7. Enter your total work experience and the area of work. Click Next.

  8. In the Character step, disclose whether or not have you ever been penalized by a professional regulatory body, entered into a settlement with the same, charged with a criminal offense, and missed to mention any membership or licensure from a professional regulatory body. Click Next.

  9. Approve or reject 'third party access on your behalf' permission.

  10. Review the terms and conditions, and click Proceed to Payment.

  11. In the Payment page, select whether you have graduated from a post-secondary engineer or geoscience institution within last 12 months. This being the case, your EIT application fee is waived. Click Finish Payment.

NOTE— Please note that you still have to pay the annual membership fee which is different from the license application fee. See the EGBC fee structure for the exact figures.

  1. Congratulations! Your EGBC application is submitted successfully.

In the next few hours, you should receive the application confirmation, and fee receipt emails from EGBC. The confirmation email will explain how and when to submit the documents (citizenship/residency, education etc.).

For more information, see EGBC's FAQs regarding registration process or send them an email at for application specific queries with detailed information. They are very nice and quite responsive with the communication.

Hope this tutorial gave you a general idea of the EGBC licensing application process. Suggestions/critique welcomed through the Contact form.


[1] 2021. How to Apply. [online] Available at: <> [Accessed 28 February 2021].