The joint boards and committees of APEGA and the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) work together to manage the Professional Technologist (P.Tech.) designation. In particular, they define and agree on each Professional Technologist’s scope of practice so that the differences in the scopes of practice between a Professional Member (Professional Engineer or Professional Geoscientist) and a Professional Technologist are clear to other professionals and the public. Scopes of practice also clearly define limitations and for what each Professional Technologist is permitted to take responsibility.
APEGA-ASET joint boards and committees have similar names and functions as to APEGA boards and committees:
APEGA-ASET Joint Boards & Committees
APEGA-ASET Joint Board of Examiners
APEGA-ASET Joint Investigative Committee
APEGA-ASET Joint Practice Review Board
APEGA-ASET Joint Discipline Committee
APEGA-ASET Joint Appeal Board
APEGA Boards & Committees
Board of Examiners
Practice Review Board
Professional Technologists can practise engineering or geoscience independently, using established methods and specifications, such as existing codes and regulations. Professional Technologists can also stamp and sign off on their own work when it is within their scope of practice, as per ASET's regulations.
Professional Technologists are members of ASET, not APEGA. To learn more or register as a P.Tech., visit ASET.