Terri-Jane Yuzda

Proctoring Memorandum Signed
For U.S. Entrance Examinations

APEGGA Executive 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."

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