Definitions | APEGA

Definitions

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Designation

The official title for a Member, such as Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) and Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.).

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Engineer-in-Training (E.I.T.)

A type of Member-in-Training. E.I.T.s are registered with APEGA and are working to become Professional Engineers. They have a non-practising status as they cannot engage in independent practice and must have their work supervised by a Professional Member.

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Geoscientist-in-Training (G.I.T.)

A type of Member-in-Training. G.I.T.s are registered with APEGA and are working to become Professional Geoscientists. They have a non-practising status as they cannot engage in independent practice and must have their work supervised by a Professional Member.

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Licensee

Licensees are licensed to practise engineering or geoscience in Alberta. The only difference between a Licensee and a Professional Member is that a Licensee is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

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Member-in-Training (M.I.T.)

A general classification for E.I.T.s and G.I.T.s who are registered with APEGA and working to become licensed as Professional Engineers and/or Professional Geoscientists. They cannot engage in independent practice and must have their work supervised by a Professional Member.

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Member Type

The type of membership the person has with APEGA. The types are Professional Member, Member-in-Training, and Licensee.

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Non-practicing

Members of APEGA who cannot engage in independent practice and must have their work supervised by a Professional Member. A Professional Member can choose to declare a non-practising status, and many member types have a non-practising status, such as Life Members and Members-in-Training.

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Practicing

Members of APEGA who are licensed to practice engineering and/or geoscience in Alberta.

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Permit Holder

A company, partnership, or other type of organization licensed to do engineering or geoscience in Alberta. This licence is called a Permit to Practice.

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Permit to Practice

The licence given to Permit Holders to do engineering or geoscience in Alberta.

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Preferred First Name

The first name Members prefer for correspondence and other types of informal communication. For example, Pat for Patricia and Bob for Robert.

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Preferred Last Name

The last name Members prefer for correspondence and other types of informal communication.

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Professional Licensee

Professional Licensees are licensed to practise engineering or geoscience in Alberta but within a specified scope of practice.

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Professional Member (P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Geol., P.Geoph.)

Professional Members are Professional Engineers (P.Eng.) or Professional Geoscientists (P.Geo.) who are licensed to practise engineering or geoscience in Alberta. The designations Professional Geologists (P.Geol.) and Professional Geophysicists (P.Geoph.) are grandfathered and now fall under P.Geo.

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Registered Date

When professional membership was obtained with APEGA. The date format is YYYY-MM-DD.

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Responsible Member

A Responsible Member is an APEGA Member who oversees the regulation of engineering and geoscience within an organization.

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Restricted

Restricted status is applied to any APEGA Member (as defined by the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act) who has conditions set on his or her ability to independently practise engineering or geoscience. These restrictions are typically applied due to a discipline or professional practice review order.

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Scope of Practice

Specifies the areas of engineering or geoscience in which Licensees are limited to work.