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About APEGA

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

We are the largest association of self-regulated professionals in Western Canada. Our Members work in diverse industries, contributing significantly to Alberta’s economic success and enhancing the quality of life Albertans enjoy.

Our main regulatory function is licensing individuals and companies that want to practise engineering and geoscience in Alberta. Applicants and companies that meet APEGA’s standards for ethical, professional, and technical competency earn the right to practise and use reserved titles and designations.

APEGA, our Members, and our Permit Holders – companies and other organizations that practise engineering, geoscience, or both – have a shared commitment to public safety and well-being through the self-regulation of the professions. Serving the public interest is our privilege and our responsibility.

On behalf of our Members, we also take part in the national conversation on engineering and geoscience issues through our involvement with Engineers Canada and Geoscientists Canada.

APEGA Responsibilities

  • License Professional Engineers and Geoscientists
  • Set practice standards
  • Develop codes of conduct and ethics that govern Members and Permit Holders
  • Investigate and discipline Members and Permit Holders
  • Investigate and take action against individuals and organizations that practise our professions without licences or permits
  • Investigate and take action against individuals and organizations that use our protected titles without licences or permits
  • Provide services to Members and Permit Holders to support them in their professional practices

Vision Statement

APEGA will earn the confidence of the public and instill pride in its Members.

Mission Statement

Regulate the practices of engineering and geoscience to serve the public interest in Alberta.

Structure

APEGA has a council of elected Members who determine the strategic direction of the organization. This direction is monitored and implemented by the CEO, who is responsible for the operation of the organization.

APEGA is organized in five groups:

  1. Communications
  2. Corporate Services
  3. Executive
  4. Member Services
  5. Regulatory

The CEO and the leaders of each group meet regularly to coordinate the operation of APEGA.

APEGA also has boards and committees that assist Council and staff on strategic and operational matters.

To better serve Members, applicants, and the public, APEGA has an office in Edmonton and Calgary.