FAQ

Q:  What is the appropriate attire or Dress Code for the Ceremony?

The Camp 5 Dress Code is intended to maintain the standards, professionalism and traditions of the Ceremony and is normally business casual. Participants are encouraged to adhere to this code, even though the upcoming ceremonies will be held online.

Q: I would like to apply to take the Obligation and get an Iron Ring.  How do I do this?

See Application and Registration.

Q: I completed my Masters or PhD in engineering.  Can I apply to take the obligation and get an Iron ring?

See Application and Registration.  That is, regardless of a graduate degree, if you have not completed a CEAB-accredited engineering program from a Canadian post-secondary institution, you will need to confirm that you have met the academic requirements for licensure by a provincial or territorial regulator of professional engineers, usually by being registered as an Engineer-in-Training or a Professional Engineer.

Q: I’ve lost my Iron Ring. What is the process to get it replaced?

See Ring Exchange and Replacement.

Q: I’m not sure if I have my original Obligation Certificate.  Will the small oath card, my EGBC membership, or a copy of my degree suffice?

No. Your unique Obligation Number is required as proof that you have attended a ceremony and can only be found on your Obligation Certificate.  We can look up your obligation number if you have lost your certificate.  Please contact us if you would like to replace a lost Certificate.  (Only your original Camp can replace your Obligation Certificate.)

Q: Can I replace someone’s Iron Ring for them as a surprise?

No.  Only an obligated engineer may apply to replace their own ring.

Q: Can I send someone to pick up my Iron Ring?

Given the current situation with Covid-19, Camp 5 does is not providing in person ring pick-ups at this time.

Q: 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.

Q: I don’t know my size, do you have it on record?

We do not have the ring size for all candidates on record, and in any case we cannot rely on those that we have, since your ring size may have changed.  To obtain the ring size for the little finger of your working hand, please visit a local jewellery store respecting COVID-19 protocols; or you may do this at home – see the internet for various guides and charts or to access ring sizers.  Please note that we use the US/Canada measurement system, with ring sizes ranging from 1 to 12-1/2 in increments of 1/2 (i.e. 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, …, 12.0, 12.5).  Please round your measurement up to the nearest size if necessary.

Q: 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.

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