Director & Registrar Neil Windsor, P.Eng., left,
and NCEES President Bob Krebs, P.E., L.S., sign the
proctoring memorandum of understanding. From left standing
are CCPE President-Elect Darrel Danyluk, P.Eng., an
APEGGA past president; NCEES President-Elect Don Hiatte,
P.E.; and NCEES Executive Director Betsy Browne.
APEGGA has signed a memorandum of understanding
that will allow the Association to proctor the entrance exams
Alberta residents must write to be licensed as professional
engineers in the United States. The MOU is with the National
Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors (NCEES),
the body that examines all applicants for licenure with the
P.E. designation in the U.S.
The memorandum means Alberta residents who wish to practice
in the U.S. can write the required entrance exams in Alberta,
because APEGGA will proctor them on behalf of NCEES. The signing
took place in Red Lodge, Mont., during the annual meeting
of the NCEES Western Zone, on May 17.
Executive Director & Registrar Neil Windsor, P.Eng., said:
"APEGGA members who may at any time be required to practice
in the U.S., and particularly new graduates, should consider
writing the exams so that they will more easily be able to
obtain the necessary license to practice when they need it.
"In the meantime," he said "APEGGA continues
with intense efforts to negotiate true reciprocity with individual
U.S. state boards, so that APEGGA members will be accepted
without the requirement to write additional exams."
During the past four years numerous meetings have been held
with state boards, NCEES and PNWER (Pacific NorthWest Economic
Region) with a view to achieving full mobility with our southern
neighbours. Said Mr. Windsor, "Council has identified
mobility as one of the most important issues for APEGGA members
and especially geoscientists."