Camp 11 Iron Ring



Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer

Saturday, March 22, 2025

The Wardens of Camp 11 are pleased to announce the 2024 Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer ceremonies are now complete.

The next 2025 Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer will be hosted in-person on Saturday, March 22, 2025 in Alumni Hall at Western University.


Western Engineering Undergraduate Students

If you are a Western Engineering student graduating in 2025 you MUST apply to participate. Undergraduate Services will send out an email to all eligible candidates in the fall of 2024 with the appropriate link.


Guest Ringers

Please consider if you wish to have an Obligated Engineer ring you, here are the criteria for an individual to be a guest ringer. Guest ringers must:

  1. Have been obligated a minimum of five (5) years;
  2. Wear their Iron Ring;
  3. Guest Ringers will be required to apply. The form will be updated on this website in January 2025. The eligibility of the guest ringer will be verified and, once approved, the guest ringer will be notified via email.

It is not mandatory to have a Guest Ringer. If you do not have a Guest Ringer, rest assured that a Camp 11 Engineer Warden will ring you.

If you have a question, please contact 


Other Candidates / Mature Candidates

Please see the eligibility criteria below. Deadline to apply is February 1, 2025.


Eligibility Criteria:

To qualify for the iron ring obligation at Camp 11 in London, you need to meet one of the following eligibility criteria:


  1. Canadian Engineering Education- You have an engineering undergraduate degree from a University in Canada that has been accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB).
  2. Full Professional Engineering License (P.Eng)- You have a Professional Engineering Licence (P.Eng) and are accredited as a full member of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO).
  3. Canadian Equivalent Engineering Education- You meet PEO's academic requirements for licensure, based on PEO's evaluation of your credentials.


Mature Candidate Application:

After you provide evidence of satisfying one of the above criteria, you will be contacted with further details, and you will be added to the list of candidates for the March 22, 2025 ceremony.

Deadline: The application deadline is February 1. Send your scanned information and contact information to


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I am an Engineer in Training (EIT) with PEO. Am I eligible to apply for the iron ring obligation?

A: Being an EIT does not satisfy any of the eligibility criteria so you cannot apply with an EIT membership. However, you may be eligible based on Criteria 1 or Criteria 3.

Q: How does the new PEO standard of cancelling their EIT program impact my application and would I have to meet the experience requirement before I can apply for credential assessment with PEO?

A: No. In order to apply for the Iron Ring Ritual of the Calling of an Engineering, you do not need to meet the experience requirement, but you do need to have your credential academic assessment confirmed. PEO completes your evaluation to determine if the candidate meets the academic criteria (accredited by CEB of equivalent). Once an applicant receives a letter confirmation from PEO that they meet the academic criteria, candidates must submit their letter to apply for the Iron Ring Obligation Ceremony.

Q: I am a limited licence holder with PEO, am I eligible to apply for the iron ring obligation?

A: No, limited engineering licensee holders are not eligible to take the iron ring obligation.  It is the view of the Corporation of the Seven Wardens that the qualifications required for limited licences are not equivalent to those required by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB), and thus do not meet the corporation’s eligibility criteria as set out in the Guidelines for Eligibility.

Q: If a licensing and regulating body for professional engineering from a Canadian Province that is not Ontario verifies my academic requirements for licensure, do I meet the eligibility requirements?

A: Yes.

Q: Can someone else submit my application, on my behalf?

A: No. If you are interested in participating, you need to apply yourself to take the iron ring obligation.

Q: What if my Guest Ringer does not have their Iron Ring or lost it?

A: Have them reapply EARLY to receive a replacement before the ceremony. See instructions below. All Guest Ringers must have been obligated in the past.


Replacing an Iron Ring

The cost to replace an Iron Ring is $35 – please see


Exchanging Rings

Candidates who have received rings and wish to exchange for a different size, please mail the ring back WITH a self-addressed stamped envelope and a note saying what size you want to:

Camp 11 Iron Ring
Western University Engineering
1151 Richmond St
London, ON N6A 5B9