Responsible Members

An APEGA Permit to Practice allows companies to practise engineering and geoscience in Alberta. One of the requirements of a Permit to Practice is having an APEGA licensed professional as the company’s Responsible Member (RM).

An APEGA Responsible Member must be:

  • an APEGA practising licensed professional (professional member, professional licensee, or licensee) in good standing
  • qualified by education and experience in the field of engineering or geoscience the company's Permit to Practice engages in

APEGA recommends that a company have at least one Responsible Member for:

  • each geographical region
  • roughly every 10 APEGA registrants (including members-in-training)


 The Responsible Member:

  • provides overall direction and is responsible for the quality control program under which members practise the professions of engineering and geoscience
  • provides direction to, and personal supervision of, the engineering and geoscience practices performed on behalf of the company
  • regulates the practices within the company and is aware of the legal obligations and any legislative changes
  • works with the company senior officer to create a Professional Practice Management Plan
  • holds a position of authority to ensure any practice occurring on behalf of the company meets APEGA’s ethical, professional, and technical standards
  • validates authenticated documents

Adding a Responsible Member

If you have been designated as a Responsible Member, the designating company must add you through their myAPEGA account. Only the senior officer and those designated to make manage members for the permit can add Responsible Members in the myAPEGA portal.  

Once the company has added you, you will be notified through your individual myAPEGA account and will be required to complete the Responsible Member declaration form in myAPEGA.

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Permit to Practice Stamps

If you are a Responsible Member and wish to have a physical permit to practice stamp or an electronic image of a permit to practice stamp created, you may do so through our current stamp supplier, Royal Rubber Stamp & Sign Co. through their website or calling 1-800-272-8859. For questions, please email [email protected].

Order Permit to Practice Stamps through Royal Rubber

Removing a Responsible Member

Permit holders can remove Responsible Members from a company’s Permit to Practice within myAPEGA. Questions can be emailed to the Permits Department at [email protected].

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Permit to Practice Seminars

APEGA has developed the Permit to Practice seminar 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 six months of being approved as an RM, unless they have already taken the seminar within the last 5 years
  • within five years of the their last seminar date as documented in APEGA’s records

APEGA offers the Permit to Practice seminar in two formats:

  • self-directed learning module
  • facilitated live webinar

View Permit to Practice Seminar Options