Registration Criteria and
Instructions for Filling Out The Application for Registration
sheet gives instructions for filling out the Registered Elsewhere Package
and information on the registration criteria in the order they appear
on the Application for Registration. The bold italicized
sections provide the basic instruction for filling out the form.
type or print.
Professional Member if you are a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant.
Check Foreign Licensee if you are not.
the discipline in which you propose to practice.
both your legal name and your preferred name. Your preferred name
will appear in the APEGGA member register and on your stamp and seal unless
you tell us otherwise on the application form and the stamp and seal form.
Your membership certificate will be issued in your full legal name. However,
correspondence from APEGGA will include initials only (maximum 3) and
the information requested under Home and Business Addresses and indicate
which one you prefer for communications from APEGGA. If neither is preferred
indicate your preference on a note attached to this application form.
APEGGA OF ALL ADDRESS CHANGES. DO NOT RELY ON POSTAL FORWARDING SERVICES.
citizens or landed immigrants may apply to be registered as Professional
Members. Others apply to be Foreign Licensees. However, the registration
criteria are the same for both categories. The only privilege held by
Professional Members that is not held by Foreign Licensees is the privilege
of taking part in the administration of the Association by running and
voting in Association elections.
must have a 4 year degree in engineering or equivalent. List all
post secondary education. Refer to Step 1 in the Registration
Process brochure for additional documentation if required.
will be subject to either the 2 year or 4 year experience requirement
depending on the date your original application was received by your home
You will be subject to the 2 year experience requirement if:
were academically qualified prior to July 1, 1996, and,
home Association received your application prior to July 1, 1996.
all other cases you will be subject to APEGGA's 4 year experience requirement.
Board also requires that the experience be relevant and current. For applicants
registered for many years the file will be examined for current practice.
If the experience is deemed not to be current, additional experience may
a resume. If you do not have one already prepared, format it such that
each position includes dates (mo/yr), technical responsibilities and accomplishments,
management responsibility, communication skills required and the understanding
of societal implications required.
applicants using this package will not have to furnish the names and addresses
of references. Refer to Step
3 in the Registration Process brochure for the exceptions.
If you must furnish references, indicate also under RELATIONSHIP whether
the referee is/was your employer, supervisor, mentor, colleague, client
or friend and under PROFESSIONAL STATUS whether they are registered as
professional engineers. A copy of the Reference Questionnaire
is included for information only.
must be of good character and reputation. Good character connotes moral
and ethical strength and undoubtedly includes integrity, candor, honesty
and trustworthiness. Character is what a person is, while reputation is
what others believe that person to be. This is determined, among other
sources of information, by the response to a general question on the Reference
Questionnaire and by the responses to the specific questions on the application
form. All the questions on the form must be responded to with a
yes or no answer. If the answer to any of these questions
is yes, you must provide details in writing. You may do so in a sealed
envelope, the contents of which will be disclosed only to those members
of the Board and staff who have a need to know. An affirmative
answer to any question does not necessarily mean that you will be refused
registration. If this information raises concerns about your character,
you will be given another opportunity to respond to the concern in writing.
OF PROFESSIONAL LAW AND ETHICS
must demonstrate knowledge of engineering law and ethics. This may be
accomplished by passing the National Professional Practice Examination
(NPPE), the application form and order forms for which should be returned
with this registration form. If you have passed an equivalent examination
for another Canadian association or you have been registered in another
Canadian association, you need only read the enclosed EGGP Act, Regulations
& By-Laws and the Manual of Professional Practice under the Code of
Ethics, sign the enclosed Act, Regulations
& By-Laws Confirmation and return it with this registration form.
Indicate how you have met or plan to meet this criterion by checking
one of the boxes. More information on the NPPE is provided in
the brochure on the PPE, the Application to Write the NPPE and the NPPE
Literature Order Forms.
must be fluent in written and spoken English. Indicate on the form
how you meet this criterion. For those whose native language is
not English, many years of being educated in or of working in an English
language environment will be sufficient.
where you are presently registered and the years; previous activity with
APEGGA; and whether any application with another association has been
refused/rejected or whether your registration was subsequently revoked.
APEGGA will confirm your registration with your home Association/Ordre/State
Board. A sample Confirmation of Registration form is included for information
and date the application after reading the four point declaration.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
professions of engineering, geology and geophysics are increasingly facing
varied demands from the public, government, the economy and technology.
As the environment in which we practice adapts and adjusts to these demands,
it is important we keep pace with the changes. To help engineering and
geoscience professionals meet the challenge, our governing APEGGA Council
approved a mandatory Continuing Professional Development Program (CPD)
as a requirement for all registered members. It is a self-directed program
that has been designed to be flexible in order to address the many needs
of our diverse membership and, at the same time, includes elements that
help to ensure protection of the public, APEGGA's primary responsibility.
All new members will be provided with a Continuing Professional Development
Guideline upon approval of registration at which time it will be their
responsibility to have a CPD plan in place.
Association is taking a leadership role in the development of such a program
in Canada. As such, the governing council recognizes that adjustments
may have to be made. It is a living program that will be reviewed on a
you for following the instructions.