Professional Practice Management Plan

An APEGA Permit to Practice allows a company to practise engineering and/or geoscience in Alberta. A company must have a Professional Practice Management Plan (PPMP) that is appropriate to its practice of the professions, and ensure it is followed by its licensed professionals.

The PPMP describes the policies, procedures, and systems used to ensure that engineering and/or geoscience work done on behalf of the company is done responsibly and meets all legal requirements. APEGA licensed professionals and Permit Holders are legally required to meet APEGA’s professional, technical, and ethical standards.

The PPMP must be active, current, and available to any APEGA licensed professional practising on behalf of the company, and to APEGA (upon request).

PPMP Components

The main components are:

  • an organizational chart
  • the ethical standards of the company
  • a description of the quality control systems used to maintain ethical, professional, legal, and technical standards
  • a list of professional and technical resources
  • professional documents and records
  • a clear record of who is practising and where and how practice is occurring
  • the method used to authenticate documents
  • documented company support for continuing professional development

The Guideline for Professional Practice Management Plans provides more information on purpose, scope, and content required in a PPMP. APEGA’s Permit to Practice seminars provide additional information on PPMPs. These seminars are mandatory for Responsible Members.

Download the PPMP Guideline (PDF) Read more about Permit to Practice seminars

For more information or clarification, please contact the Professional Practice Department at [email protected].