Volunteer as an Enforcement Review Committee Member | APEGA

Volunteer as an Enforcement Review Committee Member

The Enforcement Review Committee regulates unlicensed practice and title use per the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act. The Committee has a minimum of nine members, which includes one APEGA staff member. Members come from a wide range of engineering or geoscience disciplines with a variety of industry experience. 

As part of APEGA's criteria for selection for this volunteer position, volunteers must undergo a credit and criminal background check, performed by Sterling BackCheck on behalf of APEGA.

Volunteer Position Description

Responsibilities

All Enforcement Review Committee volunteer members are expected to:

  • Help enforce the reserved title and reserved practice provisions of the Act on behalf of APEGA Council
  • Communicate key messages about reserved title and reserved practice, and the consequences of non-compliance
  • Identify unlicensed individuals, corporations, and other entities that may be wrongfully using reserved titles or wrongfully engaging in reserved practice, and to guide them into compliance
  • Positively represent APEGA externally
  • Follow and adhere to all APEGA volunteer policies
  • Record related volunteer hours and encourage other committee members to record theirs as well

Skills and Qualifications

  • Professional member licensed as a P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Geol., P.Geoph., or P.L. with APEGA
  • Minimum of 10 years of industry experience in Canada
  • Be competent in group decision-making, analytical thinking, and cooperation
  • Committee and governance experience is considered an asset

Benefits

This is a volunteer position and has no monetary benefits. Volunteers will be reimbursed for expenses incurred as part of this volunteer position, subject to the approved APEGA Travel and Expense Claim policy. Volunteers will also be part of the APEGA Volunteer Management System, and as such, accrue volunteer service credits. Volunteer participation may also be claimed as part of APEGA's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) participation annual requirements for active and participating license holders.

Participation on this committee will also allow volunteers to enhance the following skills:

  • Increased appreciation and knowledge of the profession's regulatory obligations and legal authorities
  • Increased governance experience
  • Opportunity to advance the profession by sharing your knowledge and experience
  • Growth in individual's business network and skill set

 

For more information, email the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca.

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