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Volunteer for a Committee or Board

APEGA's committees and boards assist with the Association's governance and operations. They are involved in a wide range of engineering and geoscience initiatives, such as examinations and professional admission, the ongoing improvement of guidelines and standards, and member recognition and awards. Boards and committees play a vital role in the engineering and geoscience professions by ensuring members are held to the highest standard.

For more information on volunteering or the current opportunities, email the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca.

APEGA Council Dinner 2016

Enhance APEGA's High Qualification and Exam Standards

Maintaining APEGA's high standards for professionalism and expertise requires a high standard of membership. Help assess new member applications and qualifications or contribute to the regulation of the examinations used in the application process.

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National Professional Practice Exam Question Author

Volunteers needed: 3-4 

APEGA members are invited to volunteer to help produce new, high-quality examination questions to add to the National Professional Practice Examination (NPPE) item bank to be used on future administrations of the NPPE.

Qualifications

  • Professional licenced engineer or geoscientist registered with Alberta or another Canadian association
  • Strong English language and comprehension skills to write high-quality examination questions
  • Working knowledge of professionalism, law, and ethics as outlined in the NPPE scope and syllabus

Commitment

  • A minimum of 5 new questions per month (equivalent to approximately 5-8 hours per month)
  • Can be done remotely - you can live anywhere in the world provided you are licensed with a Canadian engineering or geoscience association and have a high-speed Internet connection to access the online question authoring platform

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Registration Committee - Subject Matter Expert

Volunteers needed: 16 

APEGA is looking for members to act as subject-matter experts (SME) on the Registration Committee. The primary duty of a SME is to review and provide recommendations on whether an applicant for professional registration has met the minimum requirements for registration. 

As part of APEGA's criteria for selection for this volunteer position, volunteers must undergo a credit and criminal background check, performed by Sterling BackCheck on behalf of APEGA.

Qualifications

  • 5-7 years as professional member with APEGA

Commitment 

  • Review 5-15 files per month (equivalent to about 10 hours per month) and attend 2 workshops per year

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Get Involved with APEGA's Complaints and Enforcement Process

When you join one of the boards or committees involved in APEGA's complaints and enforcement process, you will help to ensure that the regulations in the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act are properly and fairly enforced.

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Enforcement Review Committee Members

Volunteers needed: 4-6

The Enforcement Review Committee regulates unlicensed practice and title use as per the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act.

As part of APEGA's criteria for selection for this volunteer position, volunteers must undergo a credit and criminal background check, performed by Sterling BackCheck on behalf of APEGA.

Qualifications

  • Professional member licensed as a P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Geol., P.Geoph., or P.L. with APEGA
  • Minimum of 10 years of industry experience in Canada
  • Be competent in group decision-making, analytical thinking, and cooperation
  • Committee and governance experience is considered an asset

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Share Your Professional Practice Expertise

When you volunteer for these opportunities, you will take part in the creation and update of professional practice guidelines and standards for the engineering and geoscience professions. These documents are trustworthy sources of information that detail the professional standards that must be met by all practising members.

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Practice Review Board

Volunteers needed 40+

The Practice Review Board (PRB) and its subcommittees operates as a critical piece of APEGA’s overall regulatory framework under the administrative responsibility of the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Regulatory Officer.

Through assessment and evaluation of APEGA's licensed professionals and permit holders, the PRB ensures that APEGA's procedures in the areas of registration, discipline, maintenance of competence, and enforcement are adequate to protect the public interest.

Qualifications

  • Licensed by and in good standing with APEGA as a licensed professional (P. Eng., P. Geo., P. Geol., P. Geoph. or P.L.).
  • Significant experience as a professional member, ideally over 10 years of industry, regulatory, or public service experience.
  • Familiarity with the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act and the regulations, APEGA practice standards and guidelines, CPD program, and compliance with the Act.
  • Previous management experience (managing a team of at least five persons) and familiar with group decision making, analytical thinking, and cooperation.
  • Experience with regulatory boards or committees is an asset.

Commitment

  • Serve a three-year term with potential for a reappointment.
  • Attend approximately seven half-day meetings per year in either the Edmonton or Calgary APEGA office.
  • Participate in approximately seven two-hour subcommittee meetings via teleconference.

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Join Your Branch's Executive Committee

The APEGA branches are integral to APEGA operations. With 10 branches across the province, they are the conduit between APEGA Head Office and APEGA members.

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Branch Member-at-Large

All branches are currently seeking volunteers 

APEGA branches are seeking volunteer members-at-large. Reporting to the Chair of the Branch Executive, members-at-large will actively participate in the activities of the branch, including events and subcommittees.

Qualifications

  • Professional engineer, professional geoscientist, or member-in-training in good standing as a member of APEGA

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The next recruitment cycle for the following boards and committees begins in fall 2019. Check back for more opportunities.

 

Get Involved with Nominations, Honours, and Awards

Review, vet, and recommend nominees for APEGA's annual Council Election and for awards and honours bestowed by APEGA and external organizations.

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No Current Volunteer Opportunities

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Represent APEGA in Joint and External Initiatives

Represent APEGA's interests and offer your expertise by participating in initiatives, on boards, and on committees organized by external groups.

Note: These outside volunteer hours do not qualify for APEGA volunteer hours, but they do qualify for Continuing Professional Development hours.

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No Current Volunteer Opportunities

There are no volunteer openings of this type right now. Check back again later!