Since 1920, APEGGA has been a vibrant and progressive professional association
fulfilling the mandate given to it by the Engineering, Geological and Geophysical
Professions (EGGP) Act. APEGGA registers, sets practice standards and determines
disciplinary actions, when necessary, for its more than 40,000 members.
An ongoing relationship with sister associations (in
other provinces), Alberta universities, industry and
government helps to ensure the value of science and
technology, and the impact of engineering, geology
and geophysics on the lives of Albertans, is understood
and considered. A national voice on broader issues
affecting the professions is coordinated through the
Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (CCPE) and
the Canadian Council of Professional Geoscientists
the Public Interest
The protection and safety of the public remains the paramount responsibility
of APEGGA. Technical competence, ethical conduct, integrity and the ability to
place the benefits to society above personal considerations are the hallmarks
geologists and geophysicists adopt excellence as
a fundamental goal and govern themselves according
to the practice standards and code
of ethics outlined by their professional association.
In Alberta engineers, geologists and geophysicists use their expertise in such
areas as resource development, construction, public works, transportation,
agriculture, communication, information technologies, manufacturing, processing,
etc. The diversity of talent represent in membership can be seen through the
vital contribution made towards improving and maintaining the quality of life
inside and outside of Alberta. Permit holders are competing on the world stage
with a high measure of success. Numerous challenging projects have been carried
out by Alberta-based firms, and the expertise of APEGGA's members is widely
recognized. Alberta knowledge-based industries are becoming well regarded as
a significant component of Alberta's export.
membership services are designed to enhance professional
and personal development.
Examples of these services include
· salary survey
· employment service
· achievement awards
Spanning the Province
The association's head office is located in Edmonton and an administrative
office is in Calgary. Nine branches are active in major centres throughout
branches reach out to both members and the public
through various networking opportunities. They
support and promote association activities in their
People Behind the
Life Long Learning
Ongoing professional development is essential in this world of rapidly changing
practice in order to provide assurances to the public and to government that
members have maintained their technical and professional competencies. To keep
learning, not just about their specialized areas or disciplines but also keeping
abreast of development affecting the wider professional environment is key
to remaining competitive in a global market. APEGGA is providing leadership
in the professional development area for members.
In the Community
APEGGA members are actively involved in the community, in various committees
and in community leagues. They volunteer for both community activities and
Through our outreach program, APEGGA members go to schools to demonstrate science
and math principles and act as judges for science fairs and science Olympics.
informs young people of opportunities in engineering,
geology and geophysics.
tries to develop an awareness of how these professions
affect our daily lives and inspire an interest
in the students to pursue careers in engineering,
geology and geophysics.
to educating the public about the professions, APEGGA
formally introduces post-secondary students to their
future profession, while information on career opportunities
in science and technology is readily available to
young people at the junior high and senior high school
levels. At the elementary school level, the association
motivates and excites students about science and
math through in-class demonstrations and discussions.
sponsors teacher award programs, Science Olympics
competitions, math contests and regional science
allocates in funds annually to The APEGGA Education
Foundation for scholarships.
is a member of the Excellence in Education Foundation.
is also a member of the Chamber of Commerce in
Edmonton, Calgary and Red Deer.