Engineer ruling sparks foreign credential debateHuman rights decision could set unwelcome precedent for associationsBy Liz Bernier03/24/2014|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/24/2014 It’s a case surrounded by thorny issues: A foreign-trained engineer with two master’s degrees is unable to meet the requirements to practise engineering in Canada, leaving him underemployed and unable to use his training. Ladislav Mihaly — who trained as an engineer in Czechoslovakia — was assigned a set of technical confirmatory exams to confirm his education. He refused to write them on the grounds engineers from countries such as Ireland and France are typically exempt from confirmatory exams. Mihaly was also assigned the National Professional Practice Exam, which all engineers — even Canadian-trained ones — are required to write. He took the exam three times but was unable to pass. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.