Practice Standards & Guidelines | APEGA

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.

More information about the Practice Standards Committee

If you have comments for the improvement of these documents, please contact the Director, Professional Practice at the Edmonton office.

Alberta Building Code Notice: A new version of the National Building Code – Alberta Edition has been released by National Research Council Canada to reflect changes made to the National Building Code of Canada 2015. It is available as a free download or a newly reduced price for a printed binder.

Get the National Building Code – 2019 Alberta Edition 

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.

2019 Updates to the Authentication Standard

The Authentication Standard Subject Matter Panel has 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.

Learn about the new standards

Completion and Assurance of Wetland Science, Design, and Engineering Work in Alberta

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.

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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