Permit to Practice Seminars

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


APEGA has developed the Permit to Practice seminar to inform Responsible Members of their professional obligations and how to create a Professional Practice Management Plan.

Responsible Members must complete the Permit to Practice seminar:

  • within six months of being approved as a Responsible Member, unless they have already taken the seminar within the last five years
  • within five years of their last seminar date as documented in APEGA’s records

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

Seminar Options

Responsible Members have two options to complete the Permit to Practice seminar requirement. Note: The self-directed learning module is currently only available to Responsible Members. If you are a Responsible Member but have not been automatically enrolled, you may request access to the learning module by emailing [email protected].

  • Complete the self-directed learning module
  • Attend a facilitated live webinar

Self-Directed Learning Module

Responsible Members are automatically enrolled in the Permit to Practice learning module when they are confirmed as a Responsible Member and when they are within five years of their last seminar date.

Note: To access this course from the dashboard in myAPEGA, click on the Practice Standards tab in the blue navigation bar and select "Learning Modules" from the drop-down menu. If you don't see the blue navigation bar, select the menu icon (≡) in the top-left corner to expand the full menu options.

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Facilitated Live Webinar

Responsible Members may also take the Permit to Practice seminar by attending one of the regularly scheduled facilitated live webinars. Visit our event calendar and select the 'Permit To Practice Seminar' checkbox to see upcoming dates.

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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.