You may be tempted to answer "yes" to this question, but you should know that it is impossible to be an "engineering specialist." Why?

First of all, because professionals may not designate themselves as specialists unless they hold a specialist’s certificate. In fact, according to the Professional Code of Québec, “no person may use a specialist’s title corresponding to a class of specialization (...) unless he holds the appropriate specialist’s certificate.”

Second, because the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec does not issue any specialist’s certificates.

To highlight their engineering expertise, OIQ members will instead use the proper terminology in their job title. The word “expert” is acceptable if their expertise supports this description.