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Membership in the Association...

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Continuing Professional Development Program...

Part 3
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Part 4
Council...

Part 5
Code of Ethics...

Part 6
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Part 7
Registration of Permit Holders...

Part 8
General...

Part 9
Technologists...

Part 10
Registered Professional Technologists...

Part 11
Repeal and Expiry...

  General Regulations AR 150/99

 

PART 1 - MEMBERSHIP IN THE ASSOCIATION

Division 1 - General

Application

2(1) An application for registration must be submitted to the Registrar and must

(a) be in a form acceptable to the Board of Examiners, and

(b) be fully completed and accompanied by

(i) all required supporting documentation, and

(ii) any fees that are prescribed by the Council.

(2) The Registrar shall refer an application to the Board of Examiners if the application meets the requirements of subsection (1) and the Registrar is satisfied that the applicant meets the eligibility requirements for one of the categories of membership in the Association.

   
Annual fees 3 A person who is entered in a record or register under this Part shall pay any annual fees that are prescribed by the Council.
   
Non-payment 4 The Council may direct the Registrar to strike the name of a person from a record or register if the person fails to pay a prescribed fee.
   
Registers and records

5 The Registrar shall keep the following records and registers for the purposes of this Part:

(a) a record of students;

  1. a record of examination candidates;

  1. a record of members-in-training.

Division 2- Students

   
Eligibility

6 A person who meets the following requirements and applies to the Registrar for registration is entitled to be enrolled as a student:

(a) the applicant is of good character and reputation;

(b) the applicant

(i) is enrolled in a full-time program at a university in Alberta that is recognized by the Board of Examiners as leading to a degree in engineering, geology or geophysics, or

(ii) has at least 2 years of post-secondary education acceptable to the Board of Examiners in areas that relate to the science or technology of engineering, geology or geophysics, together with

(A) one year of experience in work of an engineering, geological or geophysical nature acceptable to the Board of Examiners where the post-secondary education consists of an engineering, geological or geophysical technology program recognized by the Board of Examiners, or

(B) 3 years of such work experience, where the post-secondary education consists of education other than such a program.

   

Striking from record

7 The Council may direct the Registrar to strike the name of a student from the record of students

(a) if the Council considers that the student has engaged in behaviour that constitutes unprofessional conduct,

  1. if the student ceases to be enrolled in a program referred to in section 6(b)(i), or

(c) if, in the opinion of the Board of Examiners, the student fails to make satisfactory progress toward registration as a professional member.

   

Division 3 - Examination Candidates

   
Eligibility

8 A person who meets the following requirements and applies to the Registrar for registration is entitled to be admitted as an examination candidate:

(a) the applicant is of good character and reputation;

(b) the applicant is a graduate of

(i) a university program in engineering, geology or geophysics, or

(ii) a related academic program that is acceptable to the Board of Examiners,

but the Board of Examiners has required the applicant to complete one or more confirmatory examinations or examinations for the purpose of correcting a perceived academic deficiency.

   
Striking from record

9(1) The Council may direct the Registrar to strike the name of an examination candidate from the record of examination candidates

(a) if the Council considers that the examination candidate has engaged in behaviour that constitutes unprofessional conduct, or

(b) if, in the opinion of the Board of Examiners, the examination candidate fails to make satisfactory progress toward registration as a professional member.

(2) A person whose name is struck from the record is no longer eligible to proceed with the writing of examinations.

   

Division 4 - Members-in-Training

   
Eigibility

  1. A person who meets the following requirements and applies to the Registrar for registration is entitled to be admitted as an engineer-in-training, geologist-in-training or geophysicist-in-training:

(a) the applicant is of good character and reputation;

(b) the applicant

(i) is a graduate of a university program in engineering, geology or geophysics or a related university program that is acceptable to the Board of Examiners, but does not have the work experience required for registration as a professional member, or

(ii) is registered as an examination candidate under section 8(b) and has completed the examinations referred to in that provision, but does not have the work experience required for registration as a professional member.

Time limits

11(1) Subject to subsection (2), no person may remain in the record of members-in-training for more than 6 years.

(2) The Council may in particular cases extend the period referred to in subsection (1) to not more than 8 years.

Professionally qualified persons inadmissible

12 No person may be admitted as an engineer-in-training, geologist-in-training or geophysicist-in-training if at the time of application the person is qualified to be registered as a professional member or licensee.

 

   

Division 5 - Professional Members

   
Eligibility

13 A person who meets the following requirements and applies to the Registrar for registration is entitled to be registered as a professional member:

(a) the applicant is a Canadian citizen or is lawfully admitted to Canada for permanent residence;

(b) the applicant is of good character and reputation;

(c) the applicant has a knowledge of the Act and the regulations under the Act, and general knowledge related to the practice of engineering, geology or geophysics, which has been demonstrated by passing an examination that is prescribed by the Board of Examiners;

(d) the applicant demonstrates to the Board of Examiners that the applicant has a proficiency in the English language that is sufficient to enable the applicant to responsibly practise the profession of engineering, geology or geophysics;

(e) the applicant meets one of the following requirements:

(i) the applicant is admitted as a member-in-training and has obtained at least 4 years of experience in work of an engineering, geological or geophysical nature that is acceptable to the Board of Examiners;

(ii) the applicant is enrolled as a student under section 6(b)(ii) and

(A) has completed all examinations prescribed by the Board of Examiners, and

(B) has obtained at least 8 years of experience in work of an engineering, geological or geophysical nature that is acceptable to the Board of Examiners, at least one year of which is obtained after completion of the examinations referred to in paragraph (A);

(iii) the applicant is admitted as an examination candidate and

(A) has completed the examinations referred to in section 8(b), and

(B) has obtained at least 4 years of experience in work of an engineering, geological or geophysical nature that is acceptable to the Board of Examiners;

(iv) the applicant is not in a register or record referred to in subclause (i), (ii) or (iii), but has the combined academic qualifications and experience acceptable to the Board of Examiners that would be required for registration as a professional member had the applicant progressed through one of those registers or records.

Division 6 - Licensees

   
Eligibility

14 A person who meets all of the requirements of section 13 for registration as a professional member, except the requirement set out in section 13(a), is entitled to be registered as a licensee.

 

   

Division 7 - Board of Examiners

   
Board of Examiners - constitution

15(1) The Board of Examiners consists of

(a) an executive committee constituted under subsection (5),

(b) other members, who must be professional members, and who are appointed by the Council, and

(c) any other persons appointed by the Minister under the Act.

(2) The Board of Examiners shall meet at least twice each year to consider matters of policy, significant changes in procedure, examination results and other matters referred to it by its executive committee or the Council.

(3) The executive committee shall meet as is necessary to rule on applications for registration.

(4) The Council shall designate a person as chair of the Board of Examiners and that person shall also serve as chair of the executive committee.

(5) The executive committee of the Board consists of

(a) the deans of engineering at universities in Alberta, or persons designated by the deans,

(b) a senior professor, who must be a professional engineer, from each of the major engineering disciplines at universities in Alberta,

(c) a senior professor, who must be a professional geologist, from each of the departments of geology at universities in Alberta,

(d) a senior professor, who must be a professional geophysicist, from each of the departments containing the geophysical discipline at universities in Alberta,

(e) other professional members of the Association equal to the number of members specified in clauses (a) to (d), who are not directly associated with any of the universities and are representative of the disciplines of engineering, geology and geophysics,

  1. the Registrar of the Association or the Registrarís designate,

(g) one member of the public appointed by the Minister in accordance with section 29(1.1) of the Act, and

(h) 2 registered professional technologists (engineering) or engineering technologists appointed by the Minister under section 79.9 of the Act.

(6  Where the executive committee sits for the purposes of ruling on applications for registration, members appointed under subsection (5)(h) may sit only in respect of applications for registration as a registered professional technologist (engineering).

(7) The Council shall appoint the persons referred to in subsection (5)(b) to (e).

(8) The term of appointment for the chair and members of the Board of Examiners who are appointed by the Council is 3 years, and they may be reappointed.

(9) Where a vacancy occurs in a category of membership referred to in subsection (5)(a) to (f), the Council shall appoint a professional member to the position for the unexpired portion of the term.

(10) A quorum for a meeting of the Board of Examiners is 3 of the members of the Board.

(11) A quorum for a meeting of the executive committee of the Board of Examiners is 3 of the members of the executive committee.

   
   

 

 


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