If you are already registered as a Professional Geoscientist in Canada this section applies to you.

If you are going to practice geology or geophysics in Alberta you must be licensed as a Professional Geologist or Geophysicist or Foreign Licensee with APEGGA.

If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (landed immigrant) of Canada, you should apply for licensure as a Professional Geologist or Professional Geophysicist.

If you are not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (landed immigrant) of Canada, you should apply for licensure as a Foreign Licensee.

If you are applying for licensure as a P.Geol., P.Geoph. or Foreign Licensee and are a geoscientist registered elsewhere in Canada, you must:

1. Meet APEGGA’s academic requirements.
2. Meet APEGGA’s experience requirements including at least one year of equivalent Canadian geology, or geophysics experience.
3. Be of good character and reputation.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of law, ethics, and professionalism.
5. Satisfy the English Language Competency requirement.

APEGGA will contact your home association to confirm your registration as a P.Geo. in good standing there.

If you are registered as a Professional Geoscientist with one of the other Canadian provincial or territorial geoscience associations, the application process is simpler and quicker than if you are not registered elsewhere. APEGGA typically does not require that you have your academic institution send us your transcripts. We do, however, ask your home association to provide copies of your transcripts to us. APEGGA also typically does not need to contact references. Occasionally, however, APEGGA may need to contact your references or obtain transcripts and if so we will contact you to provide us with that information.

Also note that if you are a Professional Geoscientist who became registered with another Canadian geoscience association through a grandfathering process in which you did not have to write the Professional Practice Examination you will need to pass the National Professional Practice Examination before you can become licensed as a Professional Geologist, Professional Geophysicist or Foreign Licensee with APEGGA.

How do I apply to APEGGA?

To apply to APEGGA you must submit a completed Application For Registration form together with the required accompanying documents and application fee.

The Application for Registration Form and related explanatory materials are available online at the bottom of this page. In the alternative, a paper version of the application package may be obtained through the Calgary and Edmonton APEGGA offices.

Completing Your Forms

Most of the forms below are available in PDF format which allows you to view and fill in your your form electronically on most computers. (The freely available Adobe Acrobat reader is required to view and print PDF files.) Once you have completed the form, print the form page. 

You should then sign the form, enclose any fee that is required and mail or fax the signed form to APEGGA.

For your own records you should also print out a copy of any form you send in.

Effective November 3, 2004, APEGGA will no longer accept reference questionnaires from generic email addresses such as yahoo and hotmail. We cannot ensure the authenticity of email messages from these addresses.

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1-800-661-7020 (within North America)
Fax: (780) 426-1877
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Description and Instructions


Application for Registration

To apply to APEGGA as a P.Geol., P.Geoph., or Foreign Licensee, please complete this form.

Experience Records

Detailed experienced records (blank forms and examples) which may be used in lieu of a resume.

Criteria & Instructions

Registration Criteria and Instructions for filling out the Application for Registration form.


Registration Process, Multiple Registration and Corporate Registration

Confirmation of Registration

Confirmation of Registration is a sample form and not to be completed. APEGGA will contact your home association directly.

Reference Questionnaire Sample

This Reference Questionnaire form is a sample only and not to be completed.

Fee Schedule

Application Processing Fee Schedule

Professional Practice Examination

Application to Write the Professional Practice Examination


Acts, Regulations, Bylaws Confirmation

Complete this if you have already passed the Professional Practice Exam



Description and Instructions



What you need to know



Frequently asked questions and answers






The Act, Regulations and By-laws