Application for Assessment and Registration

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MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

1. Member

A geoscientist who wishes to apply for “Member” must meet all of the knowledge requirements of the CCPG’s Canadian Geoscience Standards Board. The Applicant must have more than 48 months of cumulative and progressive geoscience work experience. In addition, the applicant must be a legal resident of Canada, have good character, be conversant with the English language and pass the National Professional Practice Exam.

2. Member in Training (MIT)

A geoscientist who has less than 48 months of cumulative and progressive work experience and/or is missing some of the knowledge requirements may be enrolled as a Member in Training (MIT).

The Geoscientists Nova Scotia’s Admissions Board will determine what knowledge requirements are missing and prescribe the necessary examination(s) and/or course(s). MITs are required to demonstrate completion of progressive and cumulative geoscience work experience with the preparation of 48 months of diaries detailing their geoscience work experience acceptable to the Admissions Board.

In addition, the applicant must be a legal resident of Canada, have good character, be competent with the English language and pass the National Professional Practice Exam.

3. License to Practice (LTP)

A geoscientist who is licensed in another Canadian jurisdiction as a “professional geoscientist” may apply for a short term license to practice in Nova Scotia. An LTP is valid for a calendar year and may be renewed for one additional year at the discretion of the Registrar.


DIRECTIONS FOR COMPLETING APPLICATION FORM

A. Member or MIT (Member-in-Training)

All applicants who are applying for membership as either a Member or Member-in-Training will need to have the following information for assessment by the Admissions Board of APGNS. A Member-in-Training is a geoscientist who has completed almost all or all of the knowledge requirements and has less than 48 months (4 years) of cumulative and progressive geoscience work experience. For those people educated in North America, these are the requirements for a ‘completed application’.

  1. Fill in all parts of the application form.
  2. Attach a current resume.
  3. Name four references (See page 4 of the Application form).
  4. Provide transcripts of courses taken at colleges and universities. These transcripts must be sent directly from the Registrar’s office.
  5. Include the required fee.
  6. Provide other information as may be required by a special circumstance.
  7. Present evidence of legal residence in Canada. Please provide any one of the following: a copy of the picture page of a passport, copy of a Ministerial permit, copy of legal entry into Canada, or copy of provincial or territorial health card.

B. Non-North American Trained Geoscientists

Non-North American trained geoscientists must complete all of the above requirements. In addition the applicant will need a description of courses. If English is not the language of instruction or ‘mother tongue,’ all documents will need to be translated and certified by a competent translator. All transcripts must also be translated by a competent translator. The more information provided, the easier it is to assess the applicant’s credentials.

C. Transfer from Another Association in Canada

For those applicants who are licensed in a self-regulating geoscience association in Canada, complete the following requirements.

  1. Complete sections A, B, C, D, E1, E5, and F of the Application Form.
  2. Attach a current resume.
  3. Include the required fee.

D. License to Practice (LTP)

Please complete the requirements for “Transfer from Another Association” shown above.