The issuing of Permits to Practice to practicing companies is an important element of APEGA's obligation to regulate the professions. Many Responsible Members named on those Permits tell us that they are unsure of their responsibilities. A seminar, where members can discuss these obligations, appears to be the most effective way to clarify the roles.
The Government of Alberta has approved an amendment to the Regulations accompanying
the Engineering and Geoscience Professions (EGP) Act of Alberta to make attendance
at a seminar mandatory for each Responsible Member from every permit holding
company at least once very five years. Options to accommodate firms with large
numbers of Responsible Members will be discussed at the sessions. APEGA will
be holding these seminars at our conference centres in Edmonton and Calgary regularly
starting this fall, and will be scheduling seminars in other centres.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. Is there a cost to attend one of these seminars?
Q. How soon must I attend one of the seminars?
A. Responsible members for new permit holding companies must attend in the first six months of being issued a permit to practice.
Q. How often must I attend a permit to practice seminar?
A. At least once every five years.
Q. What if I cannot attend one of the seminars noted below.
A. Watch for the new dates to be posted on our Web site.
Q: Is APEGA going to hold any seminars outside of Edmonton and Calgary?
A: A web version consists of a narrated version of the slide presentation and PDF copies of the handout materials. Viewing this material and completing the included declaration will satisfy your requirement for attendance. You are still encouraged to attend one of the Edmonton or Calgary sessions if your schedule permits, and seminars can be arranged at any location in Alberta with a confirmed attendance of 20 or more Responsible Members and Chief Operating Officers. Register for the online web version .... here.
Q: What is the start time for each of the seminars?
A: Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and the seminar will begin at 12:00 noon. It will go until approximately 3:00 p.m. The start and end time for each of these seminars is exactly the same regardless of whether the seminar is held in Calgary or Edmonton.