Once the term of articles and the statutes exam have been completed, the articling student is required, as a final step, to pass a professional entrance examination that consists of a written test and an oral test, which is held in front of a panel of two assistants and one member of the AERC.
An additional Plan Check exam is required for students applying under the cadastral branch. Examinations are normally held twice a year, in late May and late November. The application to take the professional examination must be submitted in writing to the Registrar at least one month before the examination.
Upon successful completion of all parts of the professional examination, the student is eligible to apply for membership in the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors.