Apply for a 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 and must be registered in the province under the Alberta Business Corporations Act.

Contact Service Alberta for more information regarding the registration of out-of-province corporations:

A copy of your certificate of registration must be included with your Permit to Practice application.

Any subsidiary of a company or joint-venture group that has a Permit to Practice must also have one if it:

  • performs engineering or geoscience work in Alberta, and
  • is a separate entity with a name that is clearly different from the parent company or joint-venture group

Sole practitioners practising under an incorporated company must have a Permit to Practice.  

A sole proprietor is a business not registered as a corporation with Service Alberta and for which there is no legal distinction between the individual and the business. 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. 

Apply

To apply for an APEGA Permit to Practice, complete the application form below and submit to [email protected]. You can also mail in your application to our permits coordinator in our Edmonton office. Once received, it should take about 2 weeks to process the application.

Fees

New application: $495.25

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

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 (AAA) and ensures continued competency and ethical practice. To obtain a AAA Joint Permit, email [email protected].

Submission and Payment Methods

  1. Pay by credit card: Once your application is processed, you will be able to pay your outstanding invoice through your company's myAPEGA account. Please wait for the payment instruction email before making a payment. Do not email or mail your credit card information to APEGA
  2. Pay by cheque: You can mail a cheque (issued to "Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta") with the completed application and all required supporting documentation to:

APEGA
Attention: Permits Administrator
1500 Scotia Place
10060 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 4A2

Please ensure your APEGA ID is written on the cheque.

You must complete and sign the application form and include a copy of your Alberta certificate of registration. 

If your application is approved, APEGA will mail you a permit number and certificate. Display the certificate somewhere in the company 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.

DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM

Obligations

After receiving a Permit to Practice, the permit holder must understand its obligations regarding each of the following items.