Application for Membership is Deferred | APEGA

Application for Membership is Deferred

If the Board of Examiners (BOE) decides that your application does not meet the academic or experience requirements, your application may be deferred. The BOE will make clear in your letter what you are missing. The BOE will also indicate the length of time you have to show progress or complete these requirements. Failure to show progress or complete requirements within the timeline will result in the withdrawal of your application.

If you need more information regarding your decision, please contact our Admissions team at

Reasons for Deferral

Additional Experience Needed

If you have been assigned additional experience, your letter will tell you the nature, duration, and quality of the required experience. Once your assigned experience is complete, submit a request for update which shows your progress or completion of the requirement.

Read about experience requirements

Examination Needed

If you have been assigned examinations, your letter will tell you which ones you will need to pass. Some examinations are to confirm the quality of your education, and others are assessments for courses that you need to complete in order to fill in gaps in your academic record.

Read about taking assigned exams


Getting Your Application Re-evaluated

If you want to have the BOE's decision about your application re-evaluated, you have two options:

If you feel that the BOE made an error, or if the process leading to the decision was unfair:

Submit a request for reconsideration

If there were missing qualifications in your initial application, and now you have all your documentation in order:

Submit a request for reassessment


Updating the Board of Examiners on Your Progress

If your application was deferred, you will need to submit a request for update to the BOE to show any progress you've made or requirements completed toward your licensure requirements. Your letter will include details on when updates need to be submitted.

Read about submitting a request for update