Practice Standards & Guidelines
APEGA's professional practice standards and guidelines explain in detail the roles and responsibilities of professional members. They also inform the public about what to expect from APEGA professional members.
The Practice Standards Committee develops and publishes these documents with the support and input of APEGA staff and members. The Committee and staff also help other regulatory bodies develop and revise codes, standards, and regulations that involve the practice of the professions.
If you have comments for the improvement of these documents, please contact the Director, Professional Practice at the Edmonton office.
Professional Practice Standards
A professional practice standard sets a minimum standard of practice permit holders and members must comply with in their professional practice. APEGA’s statutory boards will assess a permit holder's or licensed professional’s practice and conduct against practice standards.
Changes to Draft Practice Standard: Relying on the Work of Others and Outsourcing
APEGA has introduced the draft practice standard, Relying on the Work of Others and Outsourcing, for membership feedback. The draft standard details the requirements APEGA licensed professionals and permit holders must comply with when outsourcing and relying on professional services provided by others.
Updates to the Authentication Standard
In 2019, the Authentication Standard Subject Matter Panel updated APEGA's Authenticating Professional Documents practice standard to improve definitions and add clarity. APEGA is offering members and the public the chance to learn more about these changes, through an online eLearning course, a video series, and printable reference sheets.
Completion and Assurance of Wetland Science, Design, and Engineering Work in Alberta
Professional Practice Bulletins
A professional practice bulletin sets a standard of practice permit holders and licensed professionals must comply with in their professional practice. Practice bulletins remain in effect until they are repealed.
Practice Bulletin | Supervising Professional for Concrete Testing Laboratories
In March 2020, Council approved a new practice bulletin to provide clarity to concrete testing laboratories as to who can act as a supervising professional in Alberta under CSA A283:19 – Qualification Code for Concrete Testing Laboratories. This practice bulletin is now in effect.
Professional Practice Guidelines
A professional practice guideline advises permit holders and members in their professional practice and recommends best practices. APEGA’s statutory boards may assess a permit holder's or licensed professional’s practice and conduct against practice guidelines.
Please note: We have removed the 2005 Guideline for Human Rights Issues in Professional Practice because this topic is now addressed in other legislation, such as the Alberta Human Rights Act.
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