Your eyes do not deceive you. Acting on the wishes of Council and the membership, the province has officially changed the iconic name and acronym of Alberta’s self-regulating organization for engineers and geoscientists.
In new registrations from now on, the terms Professional Geologist and Professional Geophysicist will be replaced with Professional Geoscientist.
The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta is our new full name. The Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act is the new name of our legislation. And in new registrations the title P.Geo. replaces P.Geol. and P.Geoph., although professionals already granted the earlier titles are allowed to keep using them.
The Alberta Government has proclaimed the necessary legislative changes, which more closely align APEGA geoscience licensure with other regulators and with industry’s actual professional practice.
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If your designation contains Geology or Geophysics and you would like to convert it to the new Geoscientist, please log in to the Member Self-Service Centre and select the “Convert Designation to Geoscientist” ... view