About APEGA

Created on April 10, 1920, 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 professionals and 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.

APEGA also takes part in the national conversation on engineering and geoscience issues through our involvement with Engineers Canada and Geoscientists Canada.

Vision Statement

Driving Alberta forward with courage and innovation.

Mission Statement

APEGA safeguards the public welfare of Albertans by proactively regulating the practices of engineering and geoscience.

Diversity Statement

Encourage a business culture of belonging, inclusion, and diversity for equity within the engineering and geoscience professions.

Advocacy Statement

APEGA’s primary role is to protect the public through the effective regulation of the practices of engineering and geoscience in Alberta. This means APEGA does not take nor advance positions on subjects outside our mandate, such as advocating for our registrants’ self-interest. Advocacy is a conflict of interest and contrary to the necessary independence required of a regulator.

Climate Statement

Climate change is a risk to public safety, health, and welfare. In response to this risk, governments and organizations across the globe have established climate change-related goals to protect, preserve, and enhance the quality of the environment, with the long-term goal of sustaining the viability of our ecosystems and ensuring that the well-being of future generations is not compromised by our activities today.

Stewardship of the environment is a responsibility of all Albertans. Professional engineers and geoscientists, as part of their professional practice and Code of Ethics, hold paramount the health, safety, and welfare of the public and have regard for the environment. They take into account how their professional activities may affect the changing environment.

APEGA will continue to support our registrants in their regulatory obligations through professional development and partnerships as we strive to foster greater climate resiliency together.

Treaty Acknowledgement

APEGA and its 10 branches are situated on Treaty 4, 6, 7, 8, and 10 territories and on the Métis Nation of Alberta’s Regions 1 to 6, which have been and continue to be home to many Indigenous Peoples for millennia. We are honoured to show our respect to Indigenous Peoples, past, present, and future, who were and continue to be part of this place. We recognize the need for continued work towards righting relations to build strong and positive relationships as intended through the spirit and intent of treaty.

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

Structure

  • APEGA has more than 70,000 members.
  • APEGA Council consists of elected professionals and public appointees who determine the strategic direction of the organization. This direction is implemented by the Registrar & CEO, who is responsible for the operation of the organization.
  • APEGA staff is organized into three departments: Regulatory, Operations, and Administration. The Registrar & 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 offices in Edmonton and Calgary.