Legal Obligations | APEGA

Legal Obligations

As an APEGA Member or Permit Holder, you are allowed to independently practise engineering or geoscience as well as to use reserved titles and designations.

This privilege includes adhering to the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act and the Code of Ethics.

Code of Ethics

Professional engineers and geoscientists shall recognize that professional ethics is founded upon integrity, competence, dignity and devotion to service. This concept shall guide their conduct at all times.

  1. Professional engineers and geoscientists shall, in their areas of practice, hold paramount the health, safety and welfare of the public and have regard for the environment.
  2. Professional engineers and geoscientists shall undertake only work that they are competent to perform by virtue of their training and experience.
  3. Professional engineers and geoscientists shall conduct themselves with integrity, honesty, fairness and objectivity in their professional activities.
  4. Professional engineers and geoscientists shall comply with applicable statutes, regulations and bylaws in their professional practices.
  5. Professional engineers and geoscientists shall uphold and enhance the honour, dignity and reputation of their professions and thus the ability of the professions to serve the public interest.

There may be several pieces of legislation, codes, and regulations that apply to your work. It is your obligation to remain up to date on this information.

It is also important that you know about your right to practise and reserved titles and designations.