Company Permit to Practice | APEGA

Company Permit to Practice

Any company that engages in the practice of engineering or geoscience in Alberta as part of its business must have a Permit to Practice with APEGA.

If a parent company or joint-venture group has a Permit to Practice, any subsidiary of that company that performs engineering or geoscience must also have a Permit to Practice if the subsidiary is a separate entity with a name that is clearly different from the parent company or joint-venture group.

A Member practising as a sole proprietor does not need a Permit to Practice because the Member’s APEGA licence grants a sole proprietor the right to independently practise engineering or geoscience. A sole proprietor is a business not registered with Service Alberta and for which there is no legal distinction between the individual and the business. The exception is if the sole proprietorship has a registered trade name that includes a reserved word within the company name, such as ABC Engineering or Joe's Geological Consulting.

Joint Engineering & Architecture Companies

If your company offers architectural and engineering services, you must apply for approval by a joint board. The joint board is made up of people from APEGA and the Alberta Association of Architects to ensure competency and ethical practice.

To request a Joint Permit to Practice application, contact the registration department of the Alberta Association of Architects.


To apply for a Permit to Practice from APEGA, submit the below application form and payment to You can also mail it to our Permits Coordinator in our Edmonton office. Once received, it should take about 2 weeks to process the application.

Download the Application Form


New application $495.25
Annual dues $500.00*
Reinstatement $128.57

These prices do not include GST and are subject to change. Application fees are non-refundable.

* Effective July 1, 2017, new permit dues take effect. Read more about these changes in the Permit Holder Fact Sheet that was released with this announcement.

As part of the application, the following information is collected:

  • Company contact information
  • Company areas of practice
  • Company business structure
  • Chief Operating Officer contact information
  • Chief Operating Officer declaration
  • Human Resources contact information
  • APEGA Members associated with permit
  • Adding Responsible Members
  • Responsible Member declaration
  • Responsible Members of multiple Permit Holders
  • Application payment information

The application must be completed and signed, including a signed Chief Operating Officer declaration, signed declarations for all Responsible Members, and proof of incorporation documents. Along with the application, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Incorporation or Certificate of Amendment.

If approved, APEGA will mail you a permit number and certificate. Display the certificate on the company premises where the public can see it. APEGA will add the company name to the company directory. Permit certificates are the property of APEGA and must be returned to APEGA if the company ceases to hold an active APEGA Permit to Practice.


After receiving a Permit to Practice, the Permit Holder must understand its obligations regarding:

Permit Changes

Existing Permit Holders can make changes to their permit file through the Company Self-Service Centre. Login information is communicated to the Chief Operating Officer on file.

Learn more about Permit Holder file changes