This section outlines the application / registration procedures for attending the ceremony and obtaining the ring, and provides the associated schedule of fees.

All candidates must participate in the ceremony in order to be obligated and so receive the Iron Ring. All candidates must register in order to participate in the ceremony. Student candidates register via the Camp 5 website.  No application is required;  however, eligibility of a student candidate is subject to verification by their university administration and their student society.  By registering via the web portal, a student candidate is providing authorization to Camp 5 to complete the verification.  Postgraduate candidates must apply via the Camp 5 website to be registered.  Once the application has been reviewed and the eligibility confirmed, a postgraduate candidate will automatically be registered.  No further registration will be required.

The 2023 Iron Ring Ceremony

The 2023 Iron Ring Ceremony has successfully concluded. Please check back on our website around November, 2023 for more details related to the 2024 Ceremony.

Ceremony Participants

Student Candidates are those whose graduation from an accredited engineering program at BCIT, SFU or UBC is imminent.  [These programs are accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB).]

Postgraduate Candidates are those:

  • who have successfully completed a CEAB-accredited engineering program (i.e. obtained an applicable Bachelor’s degree) from a Canadian university or other Canadian postsecondary institution; OR
  • who are able to confirm having 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*;   AND
  • who reside in the region served by Camp 5 (i.e. British Columbia, but not Kelowna, Prince George and Victoria that are served by other camps).

*If you are applying to attend an iron ring ceremony and are not registered as either an EIT or P.Eng. with Engineers and Geoscientists BC but you are an applicant who has received confirmation that your academics meet the requirements for registration as a professional engineer in the province of BC, please request written confirmation from Engineers and Geoscientists BC and submit this with your ceremony application.

Ring Presenters & Other Guests.  All guests must register in order to attend the ceremony. It is a current Camp 5 policy that all Guest Ring Presenters and Other Guests must be obligated engineers. Guest Ring Presenters are nominated by candidates (a Guest Ring Presenter would have a close personal relationship with a candidate). A verification of the obligation status of a nominated Guest Ring Presenter and their relationship to the nominating candidate will be carried out by Camp 5 in the weeks preceding the actual day of the Obligation Ceremony. Other Guests are invited by the Camp 5 Wardens.  You can find more details of the nomination process here.


The fees for the 2023 ceremony are as follows:

Student Candidates                $40

Postgraduate Candidates                  $40

Ring Presenters / Guests         $20


Please be aware that we are unable to provide refunds for non-attendance or non-obligation, since we have already incurred expenses on your behalf.  However, if you are unable to attend the relevant ceremony because of an unforeseen medical or related emergency, and wish to request a refund, please write to info@camp5ironring.ca within two weeks of the ceremony date, supported by relevant information.

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