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Apply for an APEGA Licence

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.

APEGA's primary regulatory function 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.

APEGA Members are Individuals

There are four types of memberships with APEGA that you can apply for. Learn more about each below.

Professional Member

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.

Becoming a Professional Member

Professional Licensee

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.)).

Becoming a Professional Licensee



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.

Becoming a 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.).

Becoming a Member-in-Training


APEGA Permit Holders are Companies

If your company is licensed to practise engineering or geoscience in Alberta, it is an APEGA Permit Holder. Any Alberta-based company that will have Professional Engineers or Professional Geoscientists as part of its business must have a Permit to Practice with APEGA.

Obtaining a Permit to Practice