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Pre-2023 Syllabus Exemptions

These exemptions refer to the pre-2023 Syllabus, which will be phased out at the end of the October 2026 examination session. After that, any candidate who has not received their Certificate of Completion will be converted over to the 2023 syllabus.

Candidates accepted under the pre-2023 syllabus, can potentially receive exemptions from exam subjects as follows.

Unless mentioned otherwise, in order to receive an exemption, the minimum pass mark on any required single course is 60% and where more than one course is required for the equivalent CBEPS examination, all required courses must be successfully completed and the average of the marks must be 60% or more.
For courses taken in the winter semester of 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, CBEPS will accept a “pass” mark or equivalent instead of a specific mark such as 70 or a letter grade.

The Board may exempt a candidate from writing an examination in any subject set out in the Core and Elective examinations, if the candidate demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Board that the candidate has sufficient knowledge to be eligible for such an exemption.

Universities and Technical Institutes Having Received Accreditation
The following are universities and technical colleges whose graduates are exempt from some or all CBEPS Core and/or Elective examinations.

York University – Lassonde School of Engineering
Graduates of the Lassonde School of Engineering Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in Geomatics Engineering Degree Program, prior to the end of 2021, shall be exempted from writing all Core and Elective examinations except for subjects C10 – Land Use Planning & Economics of Land Surveying. All others will need to apply for exemptions.

University of New Brunswick
Graduates of UNB’s Geomatics Engineering program or Bachelor of Geomatics program shall be exempted from writing all Core and Elective examinations if they have taken the “Cadastral” option (this is mentioned on the candidate transcript). If not, they are required to write examinations C9 Survey Law and C10 Land Use Planning.

Graduates who have taken courses GGE 5011 Oceanography, tides and water levels and GGE 5012 Marine geology and geophysics shall be awarded an exemption from elective subject E2 Advanced Hydrographic Surveying which is required to apply for the Canadian Hydrographer Certification Scheme.

University of Calgary
Graduates of University of Calgary’s Geomatics Engineering program shall be exempted from writing all Core and Elective examinations if they have taken the “Concentration in Cadastral Surveying” (this is mentioned on the candidate transcript) or if they have completed the courses required for the Concentration (ENGO 443, ENGO 545, ENGO 579, ENGO 581, BSEN 395, and one of ENGO 451, ENGO 531, or ENGO 559). If not, they are required to write examinations for C3 – Advanced Surveying, C9 – Survey Law, C10 – Land Use Planning, C11 – Business Practices & the Profession, C12 – Hydrographic Surveying, and one elective examination.

Exemptions by Institute

Athabasca University

British Columbia Institute of Technology

Centre of Geographic Sciences

College of the North Atlantic

Lethbridge College

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Red River College

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

University of Calgary

University of New Brunswick