Camp 20, St. John's, NL
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I have an engineering degree from outside Canada. Can I attend an obligation ceremony and receive an iron ring?
Yes, but only if you can demonstrate meeting the educational requirements to be admitted to a Canadian provincial or territorial professional engineering association (such as PEG-NL) as a professional engineer. Registration as an Engineer-in-Training (E.I.T.) or Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) with PEG-NL shows that you meet the educational requirements for registration.
Limited Licensees (L. Eng.) are not eligible to attend.
Can I receive a ring without attending an Obligation Ceremony?
No. your ring is a reminder of the obligation you have taken, so you must attend the ceremony in order to receive your ring.
I was unable to attend Camp 20's ceremony when I graduated. What can I do?
You will need to wait for the following year's ceremony, or since Memorial University's undergraduate engineering program is accredited, you may attend a ceremony at any Camp in Canada and receive your ring.
What is the dress code for the ceremony?
The Obligation Ceremony is a solemn event, and candidates and guests are expected to wear business attire - generally what one would wear to a job interview.
What happens if I am late arriving?
Guests and candidates who are late for the ceremony will be denied entry.
Can I receive my ring from a relative who is attending the ceremony?
Only Wardens present rings to Candidates during a Camp 20 ceremony.
Are guests permitted to attend the ceremony?
Any obligated engineer wearing an iron ring is permitted to attend the ceremony, subject to available space. No other guests are permitted to attend Camp 20's ceremony.
Am I eligible to attend future ceremonies as a guest if I attended a Camp 20 ceremony?
Engineers who have attended a Camp 20 Ceremony, either in-person or virtually, are eligible to attend an obligation ceremony at any Camp in Canada in the future, subject to available space and applicable Camp policies. The same is also true for other obligated engineers wishing to attend a Camp 20 ceremony.
Can I replace somebody else's ring as a surprise?
No. You can only replace your own ring.
Can I send somebody else to pick up my ring?
Yes. Please discuss this with the Camp's Ring Replacement Representative.
Is there a charge to exchange my ring?
No. If your ring is in good condition, you can exchange it for a different size ring at no charge. If your ring is not in usable condition, please purchase a new ring and your old ring will be retired.
I would like to exchange my ring and also keep my old ring. Is that permitted?
No. We do 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.
What do I do if I do not have access to my obligation number?
If you cannot access your obligation number, then we can confirm your attendance from our records. We may request additional information to confirm your identity.