Applying to Become an APEGA Member
The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) serves the Alberta public by regulating the practices of engineering and geoscience on behalf of the Government of Alberta through the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act.
One of APEGA's core regulatory functions is to license members (individuals) and permit holders (companies) to independently practise engineering and geoscience in Alberta. Non-licensed individuals must work under the supervision of a member.
Communicating with APEGA
As part of our mandate to public safety, APEGA uses a detailed and thorough review process for all applications. This process can take up to 12 months (see more about our estimated time frames by application type). We know application delays can be frustrating. That’s why APEGA is committed to efficiency and high standards in our processes and work quality to make every effort to process applications in a timely manner.
APEGA fosters an environment of respect. We will ensure our communication is professional, prompt, and courteous. As part of the good character requirement of applicants, we expect the same level of professional communication from those we serve.
APEGA Membership Types
There are four types of memberships with APEGA that you can apply for.
You can also get an overview of the different membership types and their requirements for licensure from a printable reference document.
This type of member has the experience and education to practise engineering and/or geoscience without limitation. This member is designated as a professional engineer (P.Eng.), professional geoscientist (P.Geo.), or both.
This type of member may practise within a clearly defined scope of engineering or geoscience specific to the individual's experience and education. This member is designated as a professional licensee (engineering) (P.L.(Eng.)) or professional licensee (geoscience) (P.L.(Geo.)).
This type of member has met all requirements for an engineering or geoscience licence, similar to a professional member, but is not a permanent resident or Canadian citizen. This member is designated as licensee.
These members have met academic requirements but need more work experience to qualify for full membership. They are designated as engineer-in-training (E.I.T.) or geoscientist-in-training (G.I.T.).
Get to know APEGA's members. We will be featuring some of our amazing members in this space, so check back often!
Natasha Vallee, P.Eng., MBA
Professional engineer Natasha Vallee’s passion for science and figuring out how things go together led her to the engineering field. Her ability to juggle a career and a growing family encouraged her to stay.
Janaka Ruwanpura, P.Eng., PhD, PQS, MRICS
Growing up in Sri Lanka meant beating the odds—and the competition—to secure a coveted spot at a university. Dr. Ruwanpura wasted no time.