Gain a Deeper Understanding of the Authentication Practice Standard

APEGA’s practice standard Authenticating Professional Work Products—approved by Council and published in July 2019—is now enforceable. The standard highlights two methods to authenticate and validate professional work products.

APEGA’s practice standard Authenticating Professional Work Products—approved by Council and published in July 2019—is now enforceable. The standard highlights two methods to authenticate and validate professional work products. 

 

Authentication Training

APEGA developed the online authentication training for APEGA registrants to strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the Authenticating Professional Work Products practice standard and its requirements. As of December 2020, more than 10,000 registrants have completed this voluntary training course. The feedback we have received has been positive—licensed professionals told us the material was clear, informative, and provided useful examples of real-world scenarios. 

We strongly encourage all APEGA registrants to take the course. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate to download for your records and earn one professional development hour. Sign in to your APEGA account to get started.

Take the training

 

How can I continue to authenticate while working from home due to COVID-19?

APEGA has published important updates and FAQs on its COVID-19 Updates web page.

COVID-19 is an evolving situation that is presenting many challenges to professional engineers and geoscientists in Alberta. We recognize the challenges registrants may face in performing physical and digital authentication and validation during these times. Licensed professionals must use due diligence to ensure that professional work products are tracked and controlled, and that they are eventually authenticated and validated as soon as practicable in accordance with the standard. 

Section 4.13 of the standard describes a process to use during urgent situations, and COVID-19 is considered an urgent situation. The permit holder must be able to justify its actions and prove that its licensed professionals and responsible members exercised due diligence to meet the intent of the standard.