Good Standing Requirements for Members

Self-Regulation relies on the commitment of members to maintain Good Standing with APEGA. When you consider the important work of our engineers and geoscientists, you can understand why we need to hold ourselves to the highest standards and why the public deserves the reassurance that individuals and companies undertaking this work are in good standing with their regulator.

Get the Good Standing basics Read the full Good Standing policy (PDF)

Good Standing requirements by membership type

This table helps to ensure members are clear on who the Good Standing policy applies to and which elements are relevant for each member type.  

Professional Member

P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Geol., P.Geoph.

Financial Obligation

Yes

CPD Compliance

Yes

Orders Satisfied

Yes

EPG Act Compliance

Yes

Professional Licensee

P.Lic.(Eng.), P.Lic.(Geo.)

Financial Obligation

Yes

CPD Compliance

Yes

Orders Satisfied

Yes

EPG Act Compliance

Yes

Licensee

Financial Obligation

Yes

CPD Compliance

Yes

Orders Satisfied

Yes

EPG Act Compliance

Yes

Life Member

Financial Obligation

Yes

CPD Compliance

No

Orders Satisfied

Yes

EPG Act Compliance

Yes

Honorary Life Member

Financial Obligation

No

CPD Compliance

No

Orders Satisfied

Yes

EPG Act Compliance

Yes

Dues not required

Member-in-Training

E.I.T., G.I.T.

Financial Obligation

Yes

CPD Compliance

No

Orders Satisfied

Yes

EPG Act Compliance

Yes

Good Standing requirements do not apply to the following member types.

Provisional Licensees

Financial Obligation

No

CPD Compliance

No

Orders Satisfied

No

EPG Act Compliance

No

Dues required to maintain BOE enrollment categories

Exam Candidate

Financial Obligation

No

CPD Compliance

No

Orders Satisfied

No

EPG Act Compliance

No

Dues required to maintain BOE enrollment categories

Student

Financial Obligation

No

CPD Compliance

No

Orders Satisfied

No

EPG Act Compliance

No

Dues required to maintain BOE enrollment categories

Applicant

Financial Obligation

No

CPD Compliance

No

Orders Satisfied

No

EPG Act Compliance

No

Dues not required

Frequently Asked Questions about Good Standing

  • Everyone licensed to practice in Alberta is required to know and understand their legal and ethical obligations under the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act. In general, compliance is the state of conformity with regulatory requirements. This includes, but isn’t limited to, all provisions in the Act, the regulations, bylaws, practice standards, policies, and bulletins.

    More specifically, this outlines the new requirement to complete an annual declaration during the renewal of your membership to ensure APEGA is informed of members found guilty or convicted of unskilled or unprofessional conduct that could impact the reputations of the professions and their ability to serve the public interest.

    This annual declaration will be made operational in March 2021.

  • If you have not already confirmed your standing, please submit your request via email to [email protected] and include your name and APEGA Member Number. APEGA will confirm your current standing by email. If you are not in good standing, the email will indicate the reasons and will include the steps required to return to good standing as well as contact information for additional clarification or assistance.

  • Notification that a member is not in Good Standing is meant to signal a cautionary period for APEGA to work with you to resolve any issues as quickly and efficiently as possible. During this cautionary period, your practice rights are not impacted, but this can affect some privileges such as your ability to become a Responsible Member, volunteer on statutory board/committees, or endorse a Council nomination. Also, your employer can ask for this information, and it may impact a permit if you are currently a responsible member. 

    If you are unable to meet outlined regulatory obligations within the allotted time, there are likely to be additional consequences applied that will impact your practice rights. If this happens, APEGA will communicate the impact to your practice rights and your recourse to satisfy outstanding good standing requirements.

  • The Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act outlines APEGA’s obligation to permit any person to inspect a list of all the professional members, licensees, permit holders, and certificate holders in good standing. In addition to the information contained in APEGA’s Member and Permit Holder Directory, APEGA will provide your overall good standing status and the reason to anyone who inquires (e.g., an individual is not in good standing for failure to meet the requirements of the CPD Program). This means that anyone can submit a request to verify that a member or permit holder is in good standing.

All good standing requests must be received by email.

  • For information on whether a member is in good standing, please email: [email protected]
  • For information on whether a permit holder is in good standing, please email: [email protected]