Apply for an APEGA Licence

The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) serves the Alberta public by regulating the practices of engineering and geoscience on behalf of the Government of Alberta through the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act.

APEGA’s primary regulatory function is to license individuals (called Members) and companies (called Permit Holders). Only licensed Members and Permit Holders are allowed to independently practise engineering and geoscience in Alberta. Non-licensed individuals must work under the supervision of a Member.

If you want to practise engineering or geoscience in Alberta, you must be licensed by APEGA. It is illegal to practise these professions or to call yourself an engineer or geoscientist if you are not licensed with APEGA.

This is also true for companies. Any Alberta-based company that will have Professional Engineers or Geoscientists as part of its business must have a Permit to Practice with APEGA.

Application Types

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBER

A Professional Member is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.), or both with no defined limitations for practising engineering and/or geoscience.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSEE

A Professional Licensee can practise within a defined scope of practice.

 

LICENSEE

A Licensee is someone who has met all of the requirements for an engineering or geoscience licence, similar to a Professional Member, but is not a permanent resident or Canadian citizen.

MEMBER-IN-TRAINING

There are two types of Members-in-Training (M.I.T.s): Engineer-in-Training and Geoscientist-in-Training. An M.I.T. has met the academic requirements and is obtaining the required work experience for a P.Eng. or P.Geo. licence.

 

COMPANY PERMIT TO PRACTICE

Any Alberta-based company that has Professional Engineers or Geoscientists as part of its business must have a Permit to Practice with APEGA.

 

Application Status

You can check the status of your application by logging into your Member Self-Service Centre account.