Is your CBA holding up your licence & career?
The challenge with writing your CBA is that the guidelines are left somewhat to individual interpretation. You're spending your precious evenings and weekends wondering if what you're writing makes sense.
If it does, great. If not, you might be asked to re-submit it–or worse you'll be asked to write technical exams.
Our CBA Course is designed to take you by the hand
to start, improve, finish and submit your professional
looking Competency Based Assessment report.
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Here's what you'll receive:
5 months of access
We've designed the course to help you write and submit your CBA in 30 days.
But if you need more time, you've got it.
1 full sample CBA
We've compiled one full sample CBA that covers a variety of competencies from disciplines that include civil, electrical, mechanical, software and more. This will help you get a feel for the quality and detail you should aim for.
7 step-by-step modules
#1: Checklist and Welcome Video | #2: Technical Exam Quiz: How likely are you to be asked to write technical exams and what can you do about it? | #3: Start APEGA Application and Review the Record Template | #4: Get Educated: 9 Best Practices + 5 Common Mistakes + view the CBA sample | #5: Compile your CBA: First start by using our Competency Brainstorming Sheet to help you identify projects that would make good competencies. | #6: Request a review of your draft CBA to identify areas of improvement | #7: Submit to APEGA and stay on top of your validators to ensure they submit their review to APEGA.
Anyone who wants 1 dedicated resource to teach them step-by-step how to write and submit their best CBA. It is for those applying for a P.Eng. or engineering licensee.
|This course has been designed for both Canadian and foreign-educated aspiring engineers.|
Who's behind the Competency-Based Assessment Report Course & Review Service?
My name is Gavin Simone, P.Eng. and I'm licensed with APEGA. I've assembled a team of accomplished P.Eng. consultants ready to support you through this process.
In 2012, I volunteered with Engineers Canada to help it test the pilot program of the CBA. Throughout this process, I learned a lot about what makes a good record.
Several years later, the CBA system was introduced in BC (EGBC) and now Alberta (APEGA) applicants are required to use this method to submit their experience.
My consultants and I have assembled a full sample CBA inside the course to help you compare your draft with 22 excellent competencies. My consultants and I are also available to provide you with feedback on your draft CBA to ensure we catch issues before APEGA does.
Everyone who has at least 1 year of design experience ought to be able to have their CBA approved by APEGA.
Your Roadmap to CBA Success
Take the course
Work from top to bottom in the 7 module course. Learn about best practices and common mistakes. Brainstorm and use our tool to develop your draft. Compare it with our sample CBA. Feel confident as you start, fix or finish your experience write-up.
Send your draft for a review by two of our P.Eng. staff. We'll match you up with someone in a similar discipline and stream.
Receive comments on how to make your draft more clear and concise. Update your draft to make it APEGA ready.
Send it off to APEGA knowing that your CBA is the best it can be.
Don't delay your application any longer.
Let our experienced team help you submit your best CBA.
Pick one of the options and get started right away:
5 months of course access
7 Step-By-Step Modules show you how to develop, compile and submit your best CBA in 30 days or less
Submission Checklist & Tips
1 full sample CBA
eLearning on submission best practices & common mistakes
A Brainstorming Sheet to help you match your projects to the 22 competencies.
Save $105 by combining our CBA Course and a 3-hour draft CBA review.
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Unfortunately, it’s impossible for us (or anyone else) to take your resume and turn it into a CBA.
A resume is a 1 or 2-page document that summarizes your duties and accomplishments at a very high-level.
A Competency-Based Assessment (CBA) goes deep into the details of specific situations at work. For instance, competency 1.1 Regulation, Codes, and Standards ask you to demonstrate your knowledge of regulations, codes, standards, and safety in 400 + 1,800 + 400 characters. Something like this is not likely to appear in your resume, nor can we extract that information from it.
Luckily, our step-by-step CBA course will show you how to write your situations on your own before they are sent for review. Reviewing the sample CBA in the course will help you to get lots of ideas about the length and detail you should aim for.
Unfortunately, we require everyone to take the course to qualify for our review service. The course helps to ensure your draft meets a certain level of quality. It also allows our consultants to focus the feedback more on your engineering content and less on submission compliance.
Great question. We can only add value in a draft review if we have a consultant available in that discipline and stream. The following are disciplines that we currently support:
- civil (all streams)
- mechanical (all streams)
- electrical (all streams)
- chemical (certain streams)
- computer - software
If your discipline is not listed above, you will still receive the benefit from going through the course to prepare your competency report.
We can't guarantee that after you use our course/review you won't have to fulfil other requirements from APEGA. There are a lot of factors out of our control (e.g. the experience you have gained, if you were educated in Canada or abroad, if you implement our recommendations or not).
Our goal is to give you the best tools, examples, support and recommendations to make your CBA submission the strongest it can be and ensure that it is clear and concise. By doing this, you'll be able to reduce your chances of having to fulfil other requirements.
The start and end dates for each competency refers to the time period for just that project. It should be a minimum of 1 month in duration.
Validation is critical to your CBA submission. Pick your validators wisely. It should be someone who knows your experience well and has a reputation for doing things on time. However, if your validators are not validating your experience for any reason (e.g. retired, sick), you can contact APEGA to have them switched.