Summary for APEGGA Members
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
OF THE PROGRAM
Continuing Professional Development Guideline was mailed
to each professional July 24, 1997. It outlines program
categories, activities, levels of effort required and documentation.
implementation commenced September 1997 with professional
members receiving a Continuing Professional Development
Questionnaire with their annual dues invoice. The Questionnaire
asks members to report:
status (practicing or non-practicing)
of practice (codes listed on reverse of Questionnaire);
of specialization (codes listed on reverse of Questionnaire)
September 1998, practicing professional members are required
to submit Professional Development hours for the previous
12 month period.
AND NON-PRACTICING MEMBERS
understand the extent of your professional obligations,
you must first determine whether you are a practicing or
non-practicing member, based on your current professional
duties and responsibilities. Professional members who are
active technically or still influence the practice of the
professions of engineering or geology or geophysics will
be encouraged to declare themselves as practicing, and
undertake a continuing professional development program.
who formally declare themselves as non-practicing remain
bound by the Act, Regulations, Bylaws and Code
of Ethics, but must not undertake any engineering,
geological or geophysical work for which they assume professional
responsibility. Non-practicing members may opt out of the
Continuing Professional Development Program by providing
notification in writing to the Association.
guideline provides steps to follow in carrying out your
personal assessment of where you are and how to get to
where you want to be. It will assist you in determining
your level of responsibility and your current state of
knowledge, abilities and skills. It will also assist you
in planning for the future, identifying skills and knowledge
you need to acquire.
DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY CATEGORIES AND LEVELS OF EFFORT
chart below is a brief summary of the six categories of
professional development activities described in the Guideline.
Additional examples are included in the Guideline.
professional practice as engineer, geologist or
at/from universities, industry, employer, technical
to a MIT, service on public bodies, technical committees,
community service (non-technical)
(outside normal job functions)
or professional presentations at a Conference or
to Knowledge (outside normal job functions)
and standards development patents
of peer-reviewed paper
of non-peer reviewed article
articles for publication
papers for publication
maximum 10/year for non-technical community service
PDHs over three years
in three of the six categories per year
PDHs per year recommended
PDHs per year possible
rolling total, 2-year carryover for unclaimed PDHs
for special considerations (members who are unemployed,
full-time students or on medical leave may apply in writing
to have their requirements reduced.)
Continuing Professional Development program requires Professional
Members to annually report Professional Development Hours.
The report form is included with your annual dues invoice.
Your PD Plan and a more detailed record of your activities
must be retained by yourself should APEGGA conduct a review.
Professional Development: A Guideline for Professional