Permit to Practice Seminars

An APEGA Permit to Practice allows a company to practise engineering and/or geoscience in Alberta. Companies with a Permit to Practice must designate an APEGA professional member as the company Responsible Member. Responsible Members regulate the practices of engineering and geoscience within the company.

APEGA regularly holds Permit to Practice seminars to inform Responsible Members of their duties and of how to create a Professional Practice Management Plan.

Responsible Members (RMs) must complete the Permit to Practice seminar:

  • within 6 months of being approved as an RM, unless they have already taken the seminar within the last 5 years
  • within 5 years of the their last seminar date as documented in APEGA’s records

It is strongly recommended Responsible Members take this seminar annually to ensure a full understanding of their responsibilities and obligations, and to keep current with the latest information. 

Seminar Options

You can take the seminar in person or online. To attend in person, visit our event calendar to see the next available dates.


The online Permit to Practice seminar below is a PDF. It takes approximately 90 minutes to read.

If you are taking the seminar to complete the requirement as a Responsible Member, you must submit a declaration form confirming that you have taken the online version.


Download the declaration form

Additional Resources

In addition to taking the seminar, you will want to read the following practice standard and guidelines to assist you in your role as a Responsible Member.