This is a list of frequently asked questions and corresponding answers. Please read this topic carefully before asking any questions.
The Registered Professional Technologist, or R.P.T., designation will cease to exist under amendments to The Engineering, Geological and Geophysical Professions Act. In its place will be a new designation titled Professional Licensee.
No. Only your designation will change. Like the former R.P.T., a Professional Licensee will continue to be able to independently practice engineering, geology or geophysics within a defined, individualized scope of practice specified by the APEGA Board of Examiners.
Yes. Under the amended legislation, the R.P.T. designation ceases to exist and all existing R.P.T.s will have their designations changed to Professional Licensee. This will be an automatic administrative function.
R.P.T designations will become:
Professional Licensee (Engineering)
Professional Licensee (Geoscience)
Professional Licensees will be solely regulated by APEGA. No longer will applicants for the Professional Licensee designation be recommended by ASET or require ASET membership.
Yes, Professional Licensees can vote in APEGA affairs and can run for Office.
A Professional Licensee (formerly called Registered Professional Technologist R.P.T.) is a member of APEGA and is given the right to independently practice engineering, geoscience within a defined individualized scope of practice as specified by the APEGA Board of Examiners. A Professional Licensee is regulated solely by APEGA.
A P.Tech. is a member of ASET and is given the right to independently practice engineering and geoscience within a scope of practice that is the routine application of industry recognized codes, standards, procedures and practices using established engineering or applied science principles and methods of problem solving as specified by the APEGA/ASET Joint Board of Examiners. A P.Tech. is regulated jointly by APEGA and ASET including admission standards, investigations, discipline, practice reviews and appeals.
The scope of practice for a P.Tech. will be narrower and more prescribed than the defined scope of practice for a Professional Licensee.
Although P.Tech.s are jointly regulated, you apply directly to ASET to become a P.Tech. Complete information is available on the ASET website at http://www.aset.ab.ca/
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Additional information or clarification is available by calling APEGA at 780-426-3990 or
toll free at 1-800-661-7020 and speaking to APEGA’s Registration Department.