Engineers Canada

Qualifications Board

What does the Qualifications Board do?

The Qualifications Board develops national guidelines that provide advice on regulatory practices, such as:

Professional requirements:

  • Entry to practice
  • Ethics
  • Conduct in practice

Programs for members of the provincial and territorial engineering regulatory bodies:

  • Continuing professional development
  • Mentoring
  • Engineers-in-training

Tools to assess international graduates:

  • Examination Syllabus
  • Information about international institutions and degrees

Why does the Qualifications Board exist?

  • To help the engineering regulatory bodies of Engineers Canada use consistent practices
  • To make it easier for engineers to work across Canada
  • To identify new types of engineering practice (for example, nanotechnology)

Who does the Qualifications Board report to?

The Qualifications Board is a committee of the Engineers Canada Board.

Several sub-committees assist the Qualifications Board in its work. Each sub-committee is chaired by a Qualifications Board member and consists of volunteers and staff from the provincial and territorial engineering regulatory bodies.

The following are the current sub-committees that assist the Qualifications Board:

  • Admission Issues Committee
  • Continuing Competence Committee
  • Engineer-in-Training Committee
  • Environment and Sustainability Committee
  • International Engineering Academic Qualifications Committee
  • Practice Committee
  • Syllabus Committee

Task groups are also formed as necessary to address issues identified by the Qualifications Board. Currently they are:

  • Software Engineering Task Force

Who are the members of the Qualifications Board?

Our members are volunteers. They are senior practitioners drawn from the provincial and territorial engineering regulatory bodies.

2015-2016 Qualifications Board

  • Dennis Peters, FEC, P.Eng. (Chair)
  • Jerry Helfrich, FEC, P.Eng. (Vice Chair)
  • Paul Blanchard, FEC, P.Eng. (Past Chair)
  • Frank Collins, P.Eng., Atlantic Provinces Representative
  • Gary Faulkner, FEC, P.Eng., Alberta, Northwest Territories Representative
  • Roydon Fraser, FEC, P.Eng., Ontario Representative
  • William Jackson, FEC, P.Eng., Member-at-large
  • Usha Kuruganti, FEC, P.Eng., Atlantic Provinces Representative
  • Ron LeBlanc, FEC, P.Eng., Member-at-large
  • Mahmoud Mahmoud, FEC, P.Eng., British Columbia, Yukon Territory Representative
  • Diane Riopel, FIC, ing., Québec Representative
  • Ian Sloman, P.Eng. Saskatchewan, Manitoba Representative
  • Sandra Gwozdz, FIC, ing., Engineers Canada Board 
  • Richard Trimble, FEC, P.Eng. Engineers Canada Board

Canadian Engineering Qualifications Board, CEQB, Qualifications Board and QB mean the Board Committee referred to in Board Policy GP-9.6 Qualifications Board (QB) Terms of Reference in Engineers Canada materials.

For more information

For more information about national guidelines, contact Mélanie Ouellette, Practice Lead, Qualifications: