30. Engineers who meet the following requirements may act as sponsors:
(1) they have been entered on the roll of the Order as engineers for at least 5 years;
(2) preferably, they practise in the same branch of engineering or sector of activity as the junior engineer; and
(3) no sanctions have been imposed on them by a disciplinary council or the Professions Tribunal.
Engineers who do not meet one of the foregoing conditions may apply to the sponsorship evaluator for authorization to act as a sponsor.
The sponsorship evaluator may refuse to permit an engineer who meets the foregoing conditions to act as a sponsor after giving him an opportunity to be heard.