Members can request a reduction of their APEGA membership dues if they fall within one of the categories listed below. Members who qualify will receive a 75 per cent reduction (pay only 25 per cent) of the full amount of the invoice of their annual membership dues. Dues reduction requests received after the due date of the current invoice will not be approved.
Please note that applying for special consideration or changing your status to non-practicing does not change the amount of your membership dues. Your dues can only be reduced if you apply and receive approval for a dues reduction. If you are unable to meet your Continuing Professional Development Program requirements, please contact the Professional Practice Department at [email protected]. Unless indicated below, a non-practicing declaration is not required for a dues reduction.
To apply, choose the dues reduction category from the Finance drop down menu on myAPEGA before submitting payment for your annual membership dues. This option is only available to eligible members with an active dues invoice. APEGA does not accept pro-rated calculations. Once your dues are paid, we cannot refund them. If you are applying for the Health or Disability or for the Post-Graduate Studies category, you will be required to send supporting documentation to [email protected].
To receive a reduction to your annual dues, you must meet one of the below requirements. Licensees or members who are asked to complete exams by APEGA are not eligible.
Canadian Armed Forces
You are an active member of the Canadian Armed Forces, and you hold a professional engineering or professional geoscience membership in at least one Canadian jurisdiction other than Alberta. Qualifying members will pay a flat rate of $30 plus GST and are not eligible for any further dues reduction.
Members must provide a copy of their Armed Forces card indicating their branch and unit in addition to a copy of the card of the sister association of which they are a member.
Health or Disability
You are currently unemployed due to ill health or disability. You must provide a doctor's note confirming the seriousness and expected length of your illness or disability. If you are unable to meet the minimum Continuing Professional Development Program requirements for the current year, you will need to submit a request for special consideration to [email protected].
If you are a Professional Member or Licensee who is not practicing engineering or geoscience, you can have your CPD requirements waived by submitting the non-practicing declaration on myAPEGA.
Should you be applying for long-term disability, you must complete a Non-Practicing Declaration in myAPEGA. Once complete, please email [email protected] for the long-term disability dues reduction request form.
Life members retain all the privileges of professional membership. Life members cannot be Responsible Members for Permits to Practice.
To request a life member designation, you must be retired from practicing your profession. You must also have been a professional member of APEGA for at least 25 years or held equivalent professional engineering or professional geoscience memberships in Canadian jurisdictions for at least 25 years, with the last 10 of those years with APEGA.
As part of your request, you must submit a life membership form and a non-practicing declaration. Email [email protected] to receive the life membership form.
Maternity or Parental Leave
You are currently on maternity or parental leave. Your dues will be reduced for up to two consecutive years for the same child. If you are unable to meet the minimum Continuing Professional Development Program requirements for the current year, you will need to submit a request for special consideration to [email protected] in addition to your dues reduction request.
You are currently attending a full-time, post-secondary education program. You must not be employed full-time or practicing your profession. You must provide proof of enrolment in the academic program each year you make a request for a dues reduction. Members do not need to submit a non-practicing declaration. If you are unable to meet the minimum Continuing Professional Development Program requirements for the current year, you will need to submit a request for special consideration to [email protected] in addition to your dues reduction request.
You are currently unemployed and actively seeking work. Your dues will be reduced for a maximum of one year. You may request a dues reduction once every three years.