Professional Practice Management Plan
Practice Standard Enforced | May 1, 2023
The Professional Practice Management Plan practice standard, in effect as of May 1, 2022, is enforceable as of May 1, 2023. Failure to comply with the requirements is subject to disciplinary action.
The practice standard underwent an administrative revision, taking effect November 1, 2022, to provide clarity on and detail who is required to sign the PPMP declaration. The additional resources have been updated to incorporate this small change.
We strongly encourage all licensed professionals and permit holders to review the practice standard and additional resources below.
What is a Professional Practice Management Plan?
APEGA permit holders are required to develop and follow a Professional Practice Management Plan (PPMP) that is appropriate to their professional practice. The practice standard Professional Practice Management Plan outlines the detailed requirements for permit holders, licensed professionals, and Responsible Members to meet the intent of the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act and General Regulation to protect the public.
A PPMP describes the corporate policies, procedures, and systems used to ensure organizations and licensed professionals practising engineering, geoscience, or both, maintain appropriate standards of professional practice.
It is a management and communication tool that helps permit holders effectively plan, execute, and manage the quality control and assurance of their professional engineering or geoscience practices.
The PPMP practice standard addresses the following:
- What a PPMP is and its purpose
- Who is responsible for the PPMP
- The nine (9) required parts of a PPMP
PPMP Quick Reference Guide
APEGA permit holders are required to develop and follow a Professional Practice Management Plan (PPMP) that is appropriate to their professional practice. This resource is a quick-reference guide to the required components of a PPMP.
This template provides the structure for a PPMP regardless of whether it’s for a large multinational organization or a sole practitioner. You may use this template to create your PPMP, and you must also meet the requirements in the Professional Practice Management Plan practice standard. This template does not replace the practice standard.
Additional Practice Information:
The self-directed and webinar Permit to Practice Seminar will be updated to reflect the standard requirements.
Ensure you understand your professional obligations and requirements outlined in: