Annual Declaration

In the summer of 2021, APEGA will be introducing a new process: an online annual declaration. All licensed professionals will be required to submit an annual declaration prior to paying your annual membership dues. This user-friendly tool will make it easier for licensed professionals to understand and acknowledge their regulatory and ethical obligations and is an important component of good standing with APEGA.

The annual declaration will comprise both non-mandatory sections and one mandatory section. Each declaration will be customized by member type and practicing status. All licensed professionals will be required to confirm that their current contact information is accurate and to submit a character declaration.

The mandatory character declaration will ask licensed professionals to confirm they have not been convicted of any criminal offenses or findings of unprofessional conduct or unskilled practice. Disclosing information about a criminal conviction or finding will not prevent you from completing your membership renewal, but you may be contacted to provide additional clarity or information.

Read the full Annual Declaration policy (PDF)

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What you acknowledge in your annual declaration 

All practicing professional members, professional licensees, and licensees will be required to acknowledge that they are aware of their requirements for the Continuing Professional Development program.

Non-practicing professional members, professional licensees, and licensees will be asked to renew their non-practicing declaration (NPD) through the online annual declaration. This will replace the current process of downloading and completing the NPD form and emailing it to APEGA to confirm non-practicing status.

Life members will be asked to acknowledge they are not permitted to practice.

Annual Declaration for Practicing Members

Acknowledge the requirement to provide APEGA with complete and accurate contact information

Professional Members

Yes

Professional Licensees

Yes

Licensees

Yes

Submit character declaration

Professional Members

Yes

Professional Licensees

Yes

Licensees

Yes

Acknowledge CPD is an annual mandatory requirement

Professional Members

Yes

Professional Licensees

Yes

Licensees

Yes

Renew non-practicing declaration

Professional Members

No

Professional Licensees

No

Licensees

No

Acknowledge practice limitations (cannot practice, or cannot practice independently)

Professional Members

No

Professional Licensees

No

Licensees

No

Annual Declaration for Non-practicing Members

Acknowledge the requirement to provide APEGA with complete and accurate contact information

Professional Members

Yes

Professional Licensees

Yes

Licensees

Yes

Life Members

Yes

Submit character declaration

Professional Members

Yes

Professional Licensees

Yes

Licensees

Yes

Life Members

Yes

Acknowledge CPD is an annual mandatory requirement

Professional Members

No

Professional Licensees

No

Licensees

No

Life Members

No

Renew non-practicing declaration

Professional Members

Yes

Professional Licensees

Yes

Licensees

Yes

Life Members

No

Acknowledge practice limitations (cannot practice, or cannot practice independently)

Professional Members

Yes

Professional Licensees

Yes

Licensees

Yes

Life Members

Yes

Please note: Failure to complete the mandatory section (character) of the annual declaration will form grounds for cancellation of the member’s registration with APEGA. Those members whose licenses are cancelled for failure to submit an annual declaration must apply through the reinstatement process to obtain a new licence.

Further details regarding the process for completing the online annual declaration will be provided in the summer of 2021.

At this time, members-in-training, exam candidates, provisional licensees, and students are not required to complete an annual declaration.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Annual Declaration

  • The Annual Declaration Policy highlights and confirms the obligations and legal requirements of licensed professionals under the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act on an annual basis while improving the effectiveness and efficiency of APEGA’s regulatory processes.

  • Yes, non-practicing members must still complete the annual declaration. Non-practicing members are still required to meet their obligations and legal requirements as stipulated in the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act (e.g., they must not engage in the practice of engineering or geoscience). Non-practicing members of APEGA must still abide by the Code of Ethics.

  • A criminal offense is any offense specified in the Criminal Code of Canada for which a pardon has not been granted or a violation of any federal statute (e.g., tax evasion under the Income Tax Act). 

  • Any finding of unprofessional conduct or unskilled practice is any conduct as determined by the Discipline Committee outlined in Section 44 of the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act.

  • No, you do not need to disclose criminal offenses or findings of unprofessional conduct or unskilled practice that have been previously disclosed to APEGA. 

  • You will not be able to pay your annual membership dues without completing your annual declaration.

    Licensed professionals who do not complete the mandatory section (character) of the annual declaration will have their licence cancelled and their name removed from the member and permit directory. Individuals who have been struck for failure to complete the mandatory portions of the annual declaration may apply for a reinstatement to obtain a licence to practice engineering or geoscience provided their cancellation does not exceed seven years.

Questions?

If you have questions or concerns about the annual declaration, please email [email protected].