FAQ

Q: I've lost my ring and need a replacement, Can I do that?

Yes you Can!  Just go to the Ring Replacement Page  to order your new ring. You must have gotten your ring from Camp 18, and you will need to tell us what year that was. We can accommodate people from other camps, but  you should try your original camp first please.

Q: I got my ring some time ago and it doesn't fit very well. Can I exchange it?

Yes you Can!  We have two options for you, the Ring Exchange page has all the details. You can either exchange it at our office downtown, or mail it to us. No charge in either case.

Q: I'm about to receive an undergraduate Engineering degree from a Canadian university in a few months. Can I get a Ring?

Yes you Can!  Just register for the next ceremony. We normally hold two each year, in March and November. Check the Ceremonies page for more information. You will need to upload your diploma or other proof of graduation.

Q: I did not get my undergraduate degree from a Canadian Engineering school. Can I still get a ring?

Yes you can! You will need to register with APEGA as a P.Eng or EIT.   Just provide your APEGA number when you register for the next Ritual. Sorry, registration with APEGA as a PL does not qualify. Your Canadian Masters  or PhD degree does not qualify you either.

Q: I registered for the last ceremony and was not able to attend. Will you send a ring to me?

Sorry, we can’t do that. You must attend the Ritual to receive your ring. You will have to register and attend the next event, and yes, that means you will have to pay again when  you register.

Q: Can I bring a guest?

Yes you can! You are allowed two guests for in person ceremonies at no charge, but you must register them in advance!!  They do not need to be engineers, anybody can attend as a guest.  We don’t require their names, but you do need to reserve their spot by telling us how many you are planning to bring.  Children not in school (under the age of 5)  don’t count. We are restricted by the capacity of the Hall. We will sell additional guest tickets for $10 each  if  the Hall is not full to capacity. You will get your guest tickets  when you sign in for the ritual on the day.  You must book your guests in advance, the Hall has a limited capacity and we need to know how many people are going to attend. They will be turned away if you don’t reserve guest tickets in advance.

 

 

Q: I would like my parent/other family member/boss/good friend who is an Obligated Engineer to put my ring on my finger. Can I do this?

Yes you Can!  Anyone of significance to you who already has an iron ring  and is registered as a P. Eng with APEGA, or other provincial regulator, is allowed to place your ring on your finger.  This person counts as a guest. You must provide their name when you register so that we can validate their status.  They will check in at the registration desk on the day to get their ID and instructions. They MUST be wearing their ring, no exceptions.  They will stand with you in the centre of the Hall during the ceremony and place your ring on when the Camp Warden arrives. If your presenter is retired and is no longer an APEGA member we can make accommodation for that.

Q: I registered but won't be able to attend the ceremony, can you just send me a ring?

Sorry, we can’t do that.  You must attend the Ritual  during which you will receive your ring.  We cannot mail out rings to people who have not attended the Ritual. You can cancel your registration up until the day registration closes for the Ceremony, usually about two weeks prior to the day.

Q: Can I take video or pictures during the ceremony?

Yes you can… But   While we do allow pictures and video, we discourage this during the ceremony.  In their excitement, people tend to hold their cameras up, standup, and wander in front of the other guests, which can be very distracting and upsetting during the big event.  If you stay seated and respectful of others, we won’t object.  But, if you are interfering with the view or enjoyment of our other guests who are there for the same reason you are, we will ask you to return to your seat, to lower your camera,  or in the extreme case to leave the hall.

You will have plenty of time before and after the ceremony to take all the pictures you like.  The room will stay open for 30-40 minutes after we complete the ceremony.

Q: My guest presenter is registered with APEGA, or another provincial regulator, but does not have a ring, Can they Present my ring to me?

Sorry, that is simply not possible.  Your presenter must be an obligated engineer, which means that they must have a ring of their own, and they must wear it. If they are registered with APEGA they can register to attend the ritual and receive a ring with us at the next ceremony.