I would like to apply to get an Iron Ring. How do I do this?
If you graduated from an engineering program outside of Canada, or did not attend a ceremony at the time of your graduation from an accredited engineering program in Canada, you must attend an Obligation Ceremony as a ‘senior’ candidate. In order to be invited to a ceremony, a senior candidate must complete an application.
Please return to this page to complete your application.
You will need to demonstrate that you have met the educational requirements for engineers in Canada by providing evidence of eligibility for licensure as a Professional Engineer (or registration as an Engineer in Training) with a provincial engineering licensing body. At minimum, a letter of recognition for academic qualification is required. Please visit your local jewelry store to determine the correct ring size for the ‘pinky’ finger of your working hand.
If you are registered as an Engineer in Training (EIT) with a provincial engineering licensing body, you will need to contact the Registrar’s office of the licensing body to obtain a letter stating that the academic requirements of an accredited engineering program have been met. Please forward this letter electronically along with your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I completed my Masters or PhD in engineering at UNB. Can I apply to take the obligation and get an iron ring?
You will need to demonstrate that you have met the educational requirements for engineers in Canada by providing evidence of eligibility for licensure as a Professional Engineer (or registration as an Engineer in Training) with a provincial engineering licensing body. At minimum, a letter of recognition for academic qualification is required.
When is the deadline to apply to attend an Obligation ceremony as a ‘senior’ candidate?
Your application must be submitted using the online application together with payment 60 days before the Ceremony you wish to attend. Candidates will receive a response within 30 days.
Camp IX normally conducts an Obligation Ceremony on the first Monday of April and the first Monday of December each year. Please contact the Camp Office to confirm date and location as exceptions to this practice sometimes do occur.
Can I invite a guest to the Obligation Ceremony to present my ring to me?
Yes, but invited Ring Presenters must be obligated engineers (and wearing their iron ring on the day of the ceremony) and have at least five years experience since graduation in order to be eligible to present a ring to another candidate.
Professors and family members may be invited as invited Ring Presenters as long as they meet the requirements noted above.
I’ve lost my iron ring. What is the process to get it replaced?
I’m not sure I have my original Obligation Certificate or Obligation Number. Will my APEGNB membership, or a copy of my degree suffice?
No. Your unique Obligation Number is required as proof that you have attended a ceremony. The Obligation Number can only be found on your Obligation Certificate or your wallet card. We can look up your obligation number if you have lost these documents. The Obligation Certificate would have been given to you at the Ceremony is an approximately 8.5 x 11, and is titled “The Ritual of the Calling of An Engineer”. It is signed by the Camp Secretary and you, and will hold your unique Obligation Number. If you have lost your Certificate and would like to have it replaced, please contact your Camp. Only your “home” Camp can replace your Obligation Certificate.
Can I replace someone’s Iron Ring for them as a surprise?
No. Only an obligated engineer may replace his/her own ring.
Can I send someone to pick up my Iron Ring?
We generally discourage people from doing so. However, if you fill out the replacement form, and provide us with a formal letter, indicating the name of the person who will be picking up your ring, your ring will be replaced for you at our office.
How do I exchange my ring if it no longer fits or is damaged?
You may bring (or mail) the ring to at the Camp IX Office, as noted on our contact page and exchange it on the spot during normal office hours. Please contact the Camp Office beforehand to confirm their availability to serve you (before arriving in person). If you wish to exchange by mail or electronically, complete the Ring Replacement Form and submit as noted.
I would like to exchange my ring, but I want to keep my old ring. Can I do that?
The Camp does not allow obligated engineers to own more than one ring. If you would like to exchange your ring, you must relinquish the one that you have.
I don’t know my size, do you have it on record?
We have the ring size for all candidates on record. However, we cannot rely on the ones we have, as your finger size may have changed. If you are coming into the Camp IX Office, we can size your finger at the office. Otherwise, please go to a jewellery store and ask them to size the ‘pinky’ finger of your working hand (there should not be a charge).
Are there any guidelines for sizing my ring?
Yes, please take note of the following:
The ring is worn on the little finger of your working hand (the hand you write with).
Your finger’s size will be affected by time of day, temperature, humidity, exercise and other factors. Your fingers tend to swell later in the day.
It is best to measure your ring size later in the day, at room temperature. Never measure when your hands are cold; allow them to warm to room temperature.
The ring must fit over the knuckle and sit comfortably at the base of the finger. The correct size will require you to twist once or twice to get it off the knuckle; otherwise, your ring will fall off when your hands are wet or cold.
If the ring slips easily over your knuckle when removing it, try a half size smaller (we stock rings in half-size increments).
If you are not used to wearing a ring, the proper size may feel a bit uncomfortable at first. Please allow two weeks before requesting an alternate size.