Volunteer as a Joint Board of Examiners Member | APEGA

Volunteer as a Joint Board of Examiners Member

The APEGA/ASET Joint Board of Examiners reviews and evaluates the qualifications of Professional Technologist (Eng.) and Professional Technologist (Geo.) applicants for registration with the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET), pursuant to Part 8 of the Engineering and Geoscience Professions (EGP) Act and Part 1 of the Professional Technologists Regulation.

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

APEGA's contact for the Joint Board of Examiners is staff liaison John Corriveau, P.Eng., Director of Regulatory Operations.

Responsibilities

  • Serve a three-year term minimum with potential for reappointment

In accordance with the EGP Act and Professional Technologists Regulation:

  1. The Joint Board of Examiners will review the qualifications of individuals who apply for registration as a P.Tech.(Eng.) or P.Tech.(Geo.) member and shall approve for registration those individuals who are eligible in accordance with the EGP Act and the Professional Technologists Regulation to engage in the practice of engineering or geoscience within a scope of practice approved by the Joint Board of Examiners.
  2. In addition to considering applications for registration as a P.Tech.(Eng.) or P.Tech.(Geo.) member, the Joint Board shall meet as necessary to consider matters of policy, significant changes in procedure, and any matters referred to it by any member of the Joint Board, the ASET or APEGA Councils.
  3. Public Interest: each member of the Joint Board must act solely in the interest of the public and for the safety of the public.
  4. Reporting: the ASET Registrar shall serve as a liaison between the Joint Board and the ASET CEO and shall provide a report on the Board's activities to the ASET CEO on a quarterly basis. The minutes and activities of the Joint Board will also be reported to the APEGA Registrar.
  5. Review: the Joint Board will annually review its terms of reference.

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

Term of Office

  • Three years (renewable)

Average Time Commitment

  • Approximately 160 hours per year
  • Meetings are held predominantly in Calgary or Edmonton
  • The board may meet as often as once a month for a full day. Preparation time is anticipated to be between half a day to a full day for each meeting of the board.

Orientation and Training

Training is typically expected to be 2-3 days per year.

Measures of Success

The successful volunteer will:

  • Complete the duties and responsibilities as outlined and have regular attendance and participation in the Joint Board meetings.
  • Board members who miss three consecutive meetings may be asked to resign.

Benefits

  • Opportunity to regulate and advance the profession by sharing your knowledge and experience
  • Earn credits for CPD and APEGA service awards
  • Learn new skills and expand your business network
  • Volunteer appreciation

Other

  • Financial: Funding will be provided as needed from ASET's operating budget.
  • Travel is expected.
  • The ASET Registrar shall serve as a liaison between the Joint Board and the ASET CEO and shall provide a report on the Joint Board's activities to the ASET CEO on a quarterly basis. The minutes and activities of the Board will also be reported to the APEGA Registrar.
  • Committee Size: The Joint Board shall consist of at least 13 members, including one public member. The board must be composed of an equal number of appointees from the APEGA and ASET councils.

 

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

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