Apply to APEGA as a Professional Member

A professional member has the academic and experience requirements to practise engineering or geoscience and is registered as a professional engineer (P.Eng.), a professional geoscientist (P.Geo.), or both.

Requirements for Professional Member Applicants

To become a professional engineer or a professional geoscientist in Alberta, you must meet the following criteria:


Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) Requirements


Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) Requirements

If you have less than 48 months of engineering or geoscience experience gained in Canada or internationally, you must apply to be a member-in-training. If your undergraduate degree is not in engineering, geology or geophysics, APEGA recommends that you apply as a member-in-training.

Applicants are expected to have completed the academic requirements prior to applying as a professional member. If you apply as a professional member and a significant deficiency is found during the academic review, the Board of Examiners may not review the submitted work experience.

If you do not meet the academic requirements listed above, you may still be academically qualified if your total academic qualifications (including post-secondary and post-graduate studies, exam, courses, and experience) are acceptable to the Board of Examiners.

Apply to Be a Professional Member

Should you meet the requirements listed above and are ready to start your application for Professional Membership, you must create an account through myAPEGA.  

APEGA adheres to the privacy standards under the Personal Information Protection Act regarding the collection, disclosure, and use of personal information. It is the applicant’s responsibility to personally complete all components of the application. APEGA does not accept third-party submissions and will only answer questions from the applicant.


New applicants (not members-in-training)$500
Current APEGA members-in-training$325
P.Eng. or P.Geo. registered in another Canadian province or territory$250
Registering a second designation$500
Changing designation$500
Former professional member requesting reinstatement$392

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

How to Pay Your Application Fees

The easiest and quickest way to pay is online!  Log in to your myAPEGA portal to pay by:

  • VISA
  • Mastercard
  • American Express

If you want to pay in person, APEGA can only accept cheques. We do not accept cash payments, and we cannot process credit card or debit payments at our offices.

90-daysRequired Documents

APEGA will not review your application until we have all required documents and you have paid the application fee.

After submitting your application, you have 90 days to send us all of the academic documents you listed on your application. If you do not submit these documents within 90 days, APEGA will withdraw your application. Your application fee is not refundable.

To avoid delays, please ensure that:

  • your full name and APEGA ID number are included with all documents
  • your application includes your current phone number, mailing address, and email address

You can check the status of your application or update your contact information by logging in to your myAPEGA portal. If any documents are missing, they will be listed as not received or incomplete.

If you have questions, you can email our Registration Department at [email protected] or call our Edmonton office.

Log in to your myAPEGA portal

Review Process for Professional Member Applications

Membership Application Process

After paying for and submitting your application with all necessary documents, the  Board of Examiners (BOE) will review your qualifications. The BOE has the authority to approve, defer, or refuse your application until it feels that you have fulfilled the requirements in the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act.

Academic Review

The academic review looks at your university education. Include information about all of your degrees if you hold multiple degrees in engineering or geoscience (e.g., undergraduate and post-graduate degrees).

The BOE will require you to write exams, get additional experience, or both if you are not a graduate of a university program that meets one of the below requirements:

  1. is recognized by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (for engineering applicants)
  2. meets the requirements of the Geoscience Knowledge and Experience Requirements (for geoscience applicants)
  3. is a related program that the BOE considers to be equivalent to number 1 or 2

Read about writing exams

Experience Review

Your application includes a work experience record. An Experience Examiner, who is a member of the BOE, will look at the type, quality, and duration of your work experience, as well as how recent it is. The Experience Examiner will provide a recommendation regarding your experience to the entire BOE for review.

Read about work experience requirements

Board of Examiners Decision

The BOE will make a final decision on the recommendations regarding your academic and experience qualifications.

The BOE meets once per month, excluding July, and decides whether to approve, defer, or refuse licensure.

  • BOE meeting dates are not available to the public.
  • We cannot release decision information over the phone.
  • We will email you the decision by the end of the following month after the BOE meeting. 

hourglassCheck Your Application Status

You can check the status of your application or update your contact information by logging in to your  myAPEGA portal. If any documents are missing, they will be listed as not received or incomplete.

If you have questions, you can email our Registration Department at [email protected] or call our Edmonton office.


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.


Document Retention

APEGA is committed to the security of your information.

You have 90 days to pay for and submit your application. If after 90 days you have not completed and paid for your application, we will destroy all electronic and physical records related to your application to protect your privacy and personal information.

Once your application has been submitted, all associated documents (such as transcripts, World Education Services reports, and work experience records) become the property of APEGA and will not be returned to the applicant, a member, or any third party. This policy applies to originals, copies, and electronic documents.

How to Reduce Delays in the Review Process

  • Check your application status in your myAPEGA portal  to see if any information is outstanding.
  • Submit outstanding items as soon as possible.
  • Work directly with your references and/or validators to confirm they have submitted the material APEGA requires.

Note Your application is not reviewed until all material is received.

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