RECONSIDERATIONS AND APPEALS
NOTICE TO APPLICANTS RECEIVING
ASSESSMENTS OF EXAMINATIONS
Applicants who wish to appeal an assessment of examinations by the Board of Examiners, whether an initial assessment or reassessment, are governed by the following policies.
Reconsideration by the Executive Committee
- A written request for reconsideration of a decision must be received by APEGGA within 30 days of receipt of a letter advising of the Board's decision.
- A fee of $100.00 (G.S.T. exempt) must accompany the request. If the examination assessment is waived or reduced, the fee will be refunded.
- The request must provide grounds or basis for reconsideration.
- The request will be directed to and reviewed by the Executive Committee of the Board of Examiners.
- The applicant making the request must include the words:
"I recognize in making this request that the Board may make a different decision than the one previously given. I agree to be bound by the new decision given by the Board of Examiners upon reconsideration of my application."
A decision of the Executive Committee after reconsideration of an application may be appealed to the Full Board of Examiners. The Full Board normally meets twice a year.
1. An appeal must be made in writing and received by APEGGA within 30 days of the letter advising the applicant of the decision of the Executive Committee.
2. A fee of $100.00 (G.S.T. exempt) must accompany the appeal.
3. The appeal must provide detailed reasons, appropriate supporting materials, and grounds for the appeal.
4. If the appeal is upheld, both the fee for reconsideration and appeal fee will be refunded, otherwise, both are forfeited.
5. The appeal letter submitted should also state:
- "I recognize in making this request that the Full Board of Examiners may make a different decision than the one previously given. I agree to be bound by the new decision given by the Board of Examiners upon reconsideration of my application."
This policy is effective for applications assessed by the Board of Examiners beginning January 1991.
*Please note that nothing done by way of a reconsideration or appeal under this policy, removes from the applicant the statutory right of an appeal to Council given by Section 31(4) of the Engineering, Geological and Geophysical Professions Act in the event of a decision by the Board of Examiners to refuse an application. If the Board has required an applicant to pass one or more examinations and/or to obtain additional experience, the Board's decision will be to defer, not refuse, approval of the application until it is satisfied that the applicant has complied with the requirement.