Dues Reduction

Please note: Our current process is under review due to COVID-19. We will provide updates as they become available. Please visit apega.ca/covid-19 for the latest information.

Members can request a reduction to their APEGA membership dues if they fall within one of the categories listed below. Members who qualify for dues reduction will receive a 75% reduction (pay only 25%) on 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.

APEGA does not accept pro-rated calculations. Once dues are paid, we cannot refund them.

Please note that applying for Special Consideration or changing your status to Non-Practicing does not change the amount of your membership dues.  Only by applying for dues reduction can your dues be reduced once approved.  If you are unable to meet your CPD requirements, please contact Professional Practice at [email protected].  Unless indicated below, a Non-Practicing declaration is not required for dues reduction.

To apply, request a dues reduction form and for further information, please email [email protected].

Eligibility Requirements

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 their Armed Forces Branch and Unit in addition to the name 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 applying for Short-Term Disability, you only need to provide a doctor's note.  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].  Should you be applying for Long-Term Disability, you must also complete a Non-Practicing Declaration with your request.

Download the Non-Practicing Declaration form Download the CPD Special Consideration form

Life Member

Life Members retain all of the obligations, duties, and privileges of professional membership.  Life Members cannot be Responsible Members for Permits to Practice.

To request the Life Member designation, you must be retired from practicing your profession and have been a Professional Member of APEGA for a minimum of 25 years OR held equivalent Professional Engineering or Professional Geoscience memberships in Canadian jurisdictions a minimum of 25 years with the last 10 years being with APEGA.

As part of your request, you must submit a Life Member & Non-Practicing Declaration. The forms for Life Membership and for non-practicing declaration as well as the dues reduction request can be obtained by emailing [email protected]

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 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.

Download the CPD Special Consideration form

Post-Secondary Student

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 enrollment in the academic program each year you make a request for dues reduction. Members do not need to submit a non-practicing declaration.  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.

Download the CPD Special Consideration form

Unemployment

You are currently unemployed and actively seeking work. Your dues will be reduced for a maximum of one year. You may request dues reduction once every three years.