Last Chance Approaches to Attend Information Session on New Authentication Standard | APEGA

Last Chance Approaches to Attend Information Session on New Authentication Standard

Updated August 22 & October 16

The end draws near for APEGA consultations on an improved and clarified approach to authenticating documents. Sessions continue until November 1, as a subject-matter panel shares information on a draft of APEGA's new Practice Standard for Authenticating Professional Work Products.

For the 1 p.m. October 31 session in Edmonton, the panel has decided to include a special emphasis on electronics, software, and firmware engineering, because of specific concerns and questions from members practising within the disciplines. But the session—just like the others—will be open to all APEGA disciplines.

Changes addressed so far in the draft involve, among other things:

  • defining professional work products and allowing professional members to better determine what should be authenticated
  • defining a new term—the Responsible Member’s validation of professional work product
  • standardizing authentication and validation formats to allow professional members, permit holders, and the public to easily identify the authenticator and date of authentication, and the validator and the date of validation
  • discussing the uses of electronic and digital technology to authenticate professional work products
  • setting the requirements for authentication of professional work products imported into or exported from Alberta
  • providing considerations for the retention and storage of authenticated professional work products

The consultations are a critical part of the review. If you haven't participated yet but have questions or concerns, you need to act now.

Learn more about the proposed updates