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.
If your contact information has changed, please update your member record in the Member Self-Service Centre. You will need your member ID and account password. If you have forgotten those, you can contact APEGA.
If you have legally changed your name through marriage or a name change, you can request that your new name appear in our records by completing a name change form. There is no charge for this service.
You will need the following:
- your member number
- a copy of your marriage certificate, legal name-change certificate, or birth certificate (if returning to your birth name)
Practice Status Changes
If you are a professional member or licensee who is not practising engineering or geoscience, you can submit a non-practising form. This declaration is valid for one year from the date received and can be renewed for additional years. Non-practising members must continue to pay their annual dues, but they are not required to maintain their continuing professional development hours.
Note: While non-practising, you can keep your current professional title. However, you are not allowed to independently practise engineering or geoscience or be a Responsible Member in Alberta.
If you are ready to resume your practice, you must first notify APEGA by submitting a resumption form to [email protected]. Members cannot resume practice until the Practice Review Board (PRB) has approved the request.
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, and you must have a minimum of 2 years of professional level engineering/geoscience work experience in the new proposed scope under the direct supervision and control of a P.Eng. or P.Geo.
Members of APEGA may voluntarily cancel their licences if they no longer practice in Alberta.
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, the last 10 years of which have been with APEGA. Life members pay a reduced rate of 25% of the full dues.
Life members pay permanently reduced dues and are also exempt from the CPD requirements. With Life Membership, members can keep their PEng. designation, although they will be non-practicing. They can also continue to use APEGA Member Benefits. Once their status is changed, they continue to be billed the reduced amount every year, and are not required to submit any other paperwork to maintain their status. They can request to resume practice if they decide to work again. Should they decide to return to a practicing status, their membership dues would then increase to professional membership dues.
The forms for Life Membership and for non-practicing declaration as well as the dues reduction request can be obtained by emailing [email protected].
Professional Members, Professional Licensees & Licensees
If your licence has been cancelled for more than seven years, you must apply for a new licence.
If your licence has been cancelled for less than seven years, either by APEGA or voluntarily by you, you must submit a reinstatement application and all required supporting documents. All completed reinstatement applications must be approved by APEGA Council.
Your reinstatement application is complete when:
- The application form is filled out with all necessary information
- All supporting documentation is attached
- All required reference questionnaires have been received
- Payment for the application has been made
As Council only meets four times per year, it may take between three to six months for a decision to be made. You must pay a one-time, non-refundable reinstatement application fee of $411.60 ($392 plus GST of $19.60). This fee must be paid before the application can be processed.
This fee is not your annual membership dues. Your membership dues will be invoiced separately if Council approves your reinstatement application.
Submission and Payment Methods
Pay by credit card: Submit your completed application and all required supporting documentation to [email protected]. Once received, we will email you the credit card payment instructions. Please wait for the payment instruction email before making payment. Do not email or mail your credit card information to APEGA
Pay by cheque: You can mail a cheque (issued to "Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta") with the completed reinstatement application and all required supporting documentation to:
Attention: Professional Practice Department
1500 Scotia Place
10060 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 4A2
Please ensure your member number is written on the cheque.
Cancellation Because of CPD Program
If APEGA cancelled your licence because you did not comply with the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program, please visit the CPD webpage for more information.
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. This can be done by logging into the Company Self-Service Centre (CSSC). Login information for the CSSC is shared with the Chief Operating Office (COO) on file with APEGA.
Information that can be maintained in the CSSC includes:
- Responsible Members
- COO information
- company name information
- company contact information
- company activities
- human resources contact information
- voluntary cancellation of a permit
The CSSC will also provide a live calculation of the estimated permit dues, based on the permit dues model effective July 1, 2017.
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, visit the Company Self-Service Centre. APEGA will notify you once the cancellation has been processed. The company must return all permit certificates, stamps, and seals to APEGA.
APEGA will cancel a Permit to Practice if:
- a discipline order exists requiring 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 Chief Operating Officer (COO) 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.