Member & Permit Holder Changes
It is important that members and permit holders keep their information up to date with APEGA and pay their annual dues on time.
For licensed professionals looking to resume practice from a non-practising status, or to reinstate their lapsed/cancelled licence, visit the Return to Practice page.
If you have legally changed your name, you can request that your new name appear in our records by completing a name change form on myAPEGA. There is no charge for this service.
You will need the following:
- your APEGA ID number
- a copy of your marriage certificate, legal name-change certificate, or birth certificate (if returning to your birth name)
Change to Professional Licensee Defined Scope of Practice
To apply for a new Defined Scope of Practice (DSOP), you must be a current professional licensee registered with APEGA. You must also have a minimum of two years of professional-level engineering or geoscience work experience in the new proposed scope under the direct supervision and control of a professional engineer or professional geoscientist.
Members of APEGA may voluntarily cancel their licences if they no longer practice in Alberta. To cancel your licence, submit a voluntary cancellation form by email to [email protected]. You can also mail it to our Edmonton office. Please be advised that previous payments will not be refunded or pro-rated.
If you want to reinstate your membership in the future, you will have to go through the membership reinstatement process. See the description below.
Retiring members may qualify for life membership with APEGA if they have held active membership within Canada for at least 25 years, with the last 10 years with APEGA. Life members pay a permanently reduced rate of 25 per cent of the full dues.
Life members are also exempt from the Continuing Professional Development Program requirements and can keep their professional designation, although they will be non-practicing in Alberta. They can also continue to use APEGA member benefits. Once their status is changed they will be billed the reduced amount every year and must complete the annual declaration. They can request to resume practice if they decide to work again in Alberta. Should they decide to return to a practicing status, their membership dues would then increase to professional membership dues.
The forms for Life Membership can be obtained by emailing [email protected].
Maternity & Parental Leave
If you are currently on maternity or parental leave or starting maternity or parental leave, your dues can be reduced for up to two consecutive years for the same child. At your next annual renewal, you can request dues reduction in myAPEGA.
Whilst on maternity or parental leave, you do not need to declare yourself non-practicing. If you are unable to meet the minimum CPD requirements for the current year, you will need to submit a request for Special Consideration to [email protected] in addition to the dues reduction request.
If you have voluntarily cancelled your registration as a Member in Training or it has been cancelled by APEGA due to non-payment of annual dues, you may be eligible to reinstate your membership. You can request to reinstate your Member in Training membership by submitting an MIT reinstatement form by email to [email protected]
There is no time limit for reinstating your membership. However, there is an 8 year time limit (total) on being an active member-in-training with APEGA. Once 8 years of active membership has been reached, you are unable to reinstate or extend your status as an MIT. You might be eligible to submit an application to register as a Professional Member.
A permit holder can update its permit information with APEGA at any time by logging into myAPEGA. Login information for the company's myAPEGA account is available to the senior officer on file with APEGA, and additional individuals can be added as administrators.
Information that can be maintained in the myAPEGA company account includes:
- administrators for the company's myAPEGA account
- Responsible Members
- senior officer information
- company name information
- company contact information
- company activities
- human resources contact information
- voluntary cancellation of a permit
myAPEGA will also provide the total number of members on file with APEGA, used in the calculation of permit dues, based on the permit dues model. This is for information purposes only. The finalized dues payment will not be required until the annual invoice is issued.
A company can voluntarily cancel its Permit to Practice if it:
- is no longer engaging in the practice of engineering or geoscience in Alberta
- has merged or been acquired by another Permit Holder
- has been dissolved and no longer exists
Any company that does not hold an active Permit to Practice can not use a reserved word within its company name, even if it is not engaging in engineering or geoscience work. More information can be found on the Right to Practise & Title page.
To request voluntary cancellation, submit a cancellation request in myAPEGA. APEGA will notify you once the cancellation has been processed. The company must return all permit certificates and stamps to APEGA.
APEGA will cancel a Permit to Practice if:
- a discipline order exists requiring that the Permit to Practice be cancelled
- the company has not paid its annual dues by its due date
- the company does not have a designated Responsible Member
- the company's Responsible Members have not attended the Permit to Practice seminar within five years
- the company does not have a senior officer associated with the permit
Any company requesting a permit reinstatement will have to submit a new permit application form and proceed through the application process. If approved, the company can use the previously assigned permit holder number.
Two payments will have to be made to APEGA. The first is a non-refundable permit reinstatement fee. Once the reinstatement is approved, the calculation for outstanding dues will be made, and these must be paid before the permit holder will be issued the permit certificate.
The permit reinstatement process can take up to one month for processing.