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.

Download the licensure and application overview (PDF)

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

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

Member-in-Training

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

Member Profiles

Get to know APEGA's members. We will be featuring some of our amazing members in this space, so check back often!

Lucas Makowsky, E.I.T.

Lucas Makowsky, E.I.T.

First he was an Olympian speed skating champion, and then he decided to become an engineer. Lucas doesn't know how to do anything less than his best.

Read Lucas' Story

Ken Hawrelko, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)

Ken Hawrelko, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)

From farm boy to computer programmer to overseeing international projects, Ken has a lifetime of interesting experiences that he shares with his mentees and fellow volunteers.

Read Ken's Story

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Who will we feature next?

Do you know an APEGA member that inspires you?

Contact [email protected] to start the conversation!