An application for practising, limited, and when appropriate, temporary registration must provide a minimum of four references, or validators, in support of their application.

• The first validator must be a practising professional geoscientist registered with a geoscience regulatory body in Canada, or an equivalent foreign organisation.

• The second validator must be either a professional geoscientist registered in Canada, or equivalent foreign organisation, or a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.)

• The third and fourth validators can be anyone who knows the applicant’s work experience well.

Please see our CBA page for more information.

An applicant for the Geoscientist-in-Training (GIT) designation is only required to submit one reference at the time of applying. The referee is attesting to the character of the applicant.

GIT applicants will be asked to submit the name and email address of their referee when completing the application form. Practising, Limited and Change of Designation applicants should follow the instructions for the CBA system. There is no limit to the number of references an applicant can submit. Should you need to submit further references, please use the reference form, send it to your referees, and instruct them to return the completed form to