Proposed Updates to the Authentication Standard | APEGA

Proposed Updates to the Authentication Standard

Understanding and properly implementing authentication, particularly in the digital space, is one of the most talked-about challenges licensed professionals face in their practice. The Authentication Standard Subject Matter Panel, consisting of subject matter experts and a select group of permit holders, has updated APEGA's Authenticating Professional Documents (now titled Authenticating Professional Work Products) practice standard to improve definitions and add clarity to this important professional responsibility.

Some changes to the practice standard include:

  • defining professional work products to enable licensed professionals to better determine what should be authenticated
  • defining a Responsible Member's validation of professional work products
  • standardizing authentication and validation formats to enable licensed professionals, permit holder, and the public to easily identify the authenticator and the validator, as well as the dates of authentication and validation
  • discussing the uses of digital technology to authenticate professional work products
  • setting the requirements for the authentication of professional work products imported into or exported from Alberta
  • providing considerations for the retention and storage of authenticated professional work products

APEGA is offering members the chance to learn more about these changes, as well as review them in detail. Information sessions were hosted across Alberta, including via online webinar throughout September and October. Video presentations have also been uploaded and are available to view at your leisure.

Download the draft of the new standard (1.2MB)

Overview Infographics

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What is Authentication and Validation?

What to Authenticate and Validate

Authenticating Commercial vs Customized Engineered Goods

 

How to Authenticate and Validate

Authentication Procedures for Multiple Contributors

Authentication for Continuous Operations and Field Revisions of Professional Work Products

 

Watch the Information Presentations Online

If you would prefer to get the information at your own pace, we have made the presentation available publicly on YouTube. 

Watch the full playlist on YouTube (42 minutes) 

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Introduction


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Chapter 1: Responsibilities of Licensed Professionals and Responsible Members


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Chapter 2: What to Authenticate, Part 1: The Authentication Test

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Chapter 2: What to Authenticate, Part 2: Imported and Exported Work Products

 

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Chapter 3: Authentication and Validation Process and Procedures, Part 1: Methods

 

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Chapter 3: Authentication and Validation Process and Procedures, Part 2: Procedures

 

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Chapter 3: Authentication and Validation Process and Procedures, Part 3: Validation

 

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Chapter 4: Field Revisions

 

Give APEGA Your Feedback on These Changes

One you have watched the information online, be sure to let us know if you have any feedback or questions about it.