Volunteer as an Investigative Committee Member | APEGA

Volunteer as an Investigative Committee Member

The APEGA Investigative Committee is a statutory committee established under the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act. Its mandate is to investigate complaints against APEGA members and permit holders received by the Registrar's designate in accordance with the requirements of the Act.

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

Reporting Structure 

Committee members report to the staff designate, Rick Thiessen, Director, Investigations.


All Investigative Committee volunteer members are expected to:

  • Attend committee meetings regularly
    • Meeting attendance is an important component of the Investigative Committee volunteer's duties
  • Actively volunteer and participate as a panel member on investigations
  • As a panel member, you will:
    • Prepare for interviews of complainants and members under investigation
    • Prepare reports in a format suitable to the Investigative Committee
  • Thoroughly review agenda materials prior to committee meetings
  • Serve on the APEGA/ASET Joint Investigative Committee, as required
    • The Joint Investigative Committee meets very infrequently; four members of APEGA's Investigative Committee are expected to serve on the Joint Board
  • Record APEGA volunteer hours in the Volunteer Hour Log found on the Member Self-Service Centre (Program: Committees; Event: Committees: Investigative Committee)

Skills and Qualifications

  • Licensed as a P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Geol., P.Geoph., or P.L. with APEGA
  • 10+ years as professional member with APEGA or other Canadian association (a minimum of 5 of the 10+ years must be as an APEGA professional member)
  • Experience in residential and commercial construction, building envelope engineering, and geotechnical engineering

Term of Office

Three years (renewable)

Average Time Commitment

  • 5-8 hours per month for committee activities
  • The Investigative Committee meets approximately five times per year.
    • Meetings are typically one half day each
    • On average, three meetings per year are face-to-face, alternating between Edmonton and Calgary
    • The remaining meetings are conducted by video conference from APEGA's Edmonton and Calgary offices
    • Investigative Panel meetings and investigative interviews occur with each investigation taken on by the volunteer


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

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