Applying for Council

To apply for consideration as an APEGA Council candidate, you must be a member in good standing with an eligible membership type and be able to commit to the duties for a three-year term. A gap analysis will be conducted annually to determine the competencies needed on Council, driving the recruitment priorities for the current election year. The competencies needed on Council will be published by APEGA every year.

Competencies have been broken down into core and specialized categories. Every applicant must possess the core competencies and one or more of the prioritized specialized competencies.

Who is Eligible to Apply for Council?


  • life members
  • professional members (P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Geol., or P.Geoph.)
  • professional licensees


  • applicants
  • exam candidates or students
  • licensees
  • honorary members
  • members-in-training (E.I.T. or G.I.T.)
  • provisional licensees

Council Applications

Applications for APEGA Council are now closed.

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To apply for consideration as an APEGA Council candidate, you must complete the application process within the Better Impact volunteer system by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 21. This process is online-only. Paper applications will not be accepted.

To save your application, simply click the "Submit" button. You will be able to return to edit or expand upon the submitted information by revisiting the application form up until the deadline. A link will be provided in your confirmation email to easily revisit the form.

Once the deadline has passed, no further edits to your application will be accepted.

Steps for Application

  1. Polish your résumé (two-page maximum).
  2. Review the list of Council competencies to confirm you have the skills and experience that are recruitment priorities for this election year.
  3. Complete written responses to help the Nominating Committee with its review.
  4. Log in to the Better Impact volunteer system and submit your application.

Nominating Committee Assessment

APEGA's main regulatory function is licensing individuals and companies that want to practise engineering and geoscience in Alberta. APEGA professionals and permit holders—companies and other organizations that practise engineering, geoscience, or both—have a shared commitment to public safety and well-being through the self-regulation of the professions. Serving the public interest is our privilege and our responsibility. 

The Nominating Committee is responsible for ensuring APEGA voters are presented with candidates whose knowledge, skills, and attributes have been assessed through a transparent, formal, and structured process, and ideally, who are broadly reflective of APEGA registrants.

The Nominating Committee uses a two-stage assessment process to determine whether the applicant's qualifications, experience, and skills align with the recruitment priorities for the current election year. This ensures Council comprises individuals with the right balance of competencies, resulting in a stronger and more effective Council.

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The Nominating Committee's two-stage assessment process

Written Response Assessment Stage

After personal identifying information is removed, a subcommittee of the Nominating Committee reviews the written responses to the submission questions. A predetermined rubric and threshold is used to assess the applicants.

Applicants who satisfy the requirements advance to the interview stage of the process.

Applicant Interview Stage

A Nominating Committee subcommittee conducts interviews. Interview responses are evaluated against a predetermined rubric.

After the interviews are complete, the applicants whose skills and experience meet the required assessment threshold are placed on the ballot.

APEGA acknowledges people build their knowledge, skills, and qualifications in several ways.

Competent applicants with a breadth of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences will be considered.

All applicants that are assessed to have one or more of the competencies needed in the current election cycle will be placed on the ballot as candidates. 

Applicants who do not meet the requirements will not appear on the ballot.