Multiple Registration and Corporate
This application package is for engineers registered/licensed
elsewhere in Canada and the USA who wish to practice in Alberta.
APEGGA is a signatory to both the IMA and
NAFTA, which are designed to facilitate the mobility of engineers
within Canada and North America. Mobility can be facilitated
by improving and/or reducing the documentation required and
the registration process. APEGGA has made changes in both
areas. Registration fees and annual dues for foreign applicants
have also been reduced to the same level as Canadian applicants.
Authority for registration is vested in the
Board of Examiners whose membership consists of professional
engineers, geologists and geophysicists and public members.
It recognizes the decisions made by other jurisdictions but
1) retains the authority to review and
approve all applications in Alberta. Staff has, however, been
given more authority to recommend registration to the Board
for those applicants already registered elsewhere in Canada
and the USA and;
2) retains the authority to investigate
any application in further depth where it appears the application
has been approved under a different set of conditions than
those that would have been in place in APEGGA at the time
of the applicants initial registration and;
3) where the applicant has been previously
assigned one or more requirements by the Board, and, in the
process of becoming registered by another Association, those
requirements have not been satisfied by the other Association,
the Board will normally require that they be satisfied before
approving the application.
Board members serve as either academic examiners
or experience examiners. The academic and experience examiners
meet monthly with public members to consider applications.
The experience examiners meet as a group every 2 months or
more often as required to discuss complex cases. At least
twice yearly this same group of academic and experience examiners,
reinforced with additional professionals and public members,
meets to discuss policy issues.
1) All applicants must submit:
- registration fees (see Schedule).
Do not submit annual dues. You will be invoiced for annual
dues once your application is approved.
- either the Application to Write the National Professional
Practice Examination (NPPE) plus the National Professional
Practice Examination Literature Order Form, or the
Act, Regulations and By-laws Confirmation (see Registration
Criteria et al. - Knowledge of Law and Ethics)
The following applicants must also submit
- Canadian and US applicants registered elsewhere in Canada
who have unaccredited degrees. Copies are acceptable subject
to a registered elsewhere association having received original
transcripts directly from your academic institution.
- US applicants not registered elsewhere in Canada. Official
transcripts directly from your academic institution or the
NCEES Record are acceptable. When copies only are supplied
or when APEGGA staff takes true copies (T-copies) of what
appears to be originals supplied by the applicant and if
confirmatory examinations are assessed, the freedom in the
choice of examinations will generally be eliminated, e.g.
an applicant from a school on the foreign degree list who
would be assessed his choice of 2 from Group A plus 1 from
Group B, may have his examinations specified. The academic
examiner may specify the particular professional examinations
from Group A and B that the candidate is to write. Usually,
of the three examinations specified, two are in the candidates
area of practice and one is in an allied area.
Further, when originals are not received
directly from the institution, experience
may not be used to reduce or eliminate the examination assessment.
2) Upon receipt of the documentation above,
APEGGA will acknowledge receipt of it in writing.
3) APEGGA will then
- three references for US applicants not registered elsewhere
in Canada (NCEES Record may substitute). No references are
required for Canadian or US applicants registered elsewhere
- confirmation of registration and the basis for registration
from your home Association/Ordre/State
Copies of these questionnaires are included in this package
for information only.
4) When the documentation is complete
the application is referred to the Director of Registration.
He may refer the application directly to the Board with a
recommendation to register, thereby avoiding an independent
academic and experience review, if he is satisfied that the
applicant meets the criteria for registration.
- A US applicant with an unaccredited degree and who is
not registered eleswhere in Canada, will be referred to
an academic and possibly experience examiner.
Files are couriered to both academic and
experience examiners twice per month for their review.
5) The Board of Examiners reviews the
recommendations of the Director, Academic Examiners and Experience
Examiners and makes its decision.
6) You are advised of the Boards decision in writing.
7) If applicable, two weeks after the
NPPE deadline, you will be sent further information on the
time, location and the admission slip for the examination.
APEGGA grants multiple registration in engineering,
geology and geophysics. You may qualify in more than one by
being academically and experientially qualified in each. A
General Application for Registration is available from either
the Edmonton or Calgary office or on our WebSite: http://www.apegga.org/members/registration/regforms/application_for_registration.htm
A partnership, corporation, firm or association of persons
wishing to practice engineering, geology or geophysics in
Alberta must be issued a corporate license by APEGGA, commonly
referred to as a Permit to Practice. An application package
for a Permit to Practice is also available from either the
Edmonton or Calgary office or on our Web site: http://www.apegga.org/members/registration/permits.htm
Revised December 2001