REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL TECHNOLOGISTS (ENGINEERING)
Note: APEGGA will not accept an application for registration until APEGGA
receives confirmation of your Nomination for registration by ASET.
application package must be used by an applicant wishing to be registered
with APEGGA as a Registered Professional Technologist (Engineering).
for registration is vested in a Board of Examiners. Board membership consists
of professional engineers, geologists, geophysicists, Registered Professional
Technologists (Engineering) and public members. Some of the professional
members serve as academic examiners and some as experience examiners.
The academic and experience examiners meet monthly with the public members
to consider applications. The Full Experience Committee which consists
of all the experience examiners meets as a group every two months or more
often as required to discuss more complex cases. The 50/50 Subcommittee
of the Board meets every two months or more often as required to discuss
those applications referred to it by the Full Experience Committee. At
least twice yearly this same group of academic and experience examiners
and Registered Professional Technologists (Engineering), reinforced with
additional professionals and public members, meet to discuss policy issues.
examiners are primarily responsible for the assessment of an applicant's
are the steps in the normal processing of an application. You may find
the attached chart useful.
1. All Registered
Professional Technologist (Engineering) ("RPT (Eng)") applicants
shall initially apply to ASET. Submit your application materials to the
ASET Office. The application materials should include:
- completed Application For Registration form
- applicable ASET Nomination fee
2. ASET will
contact the persons listed as your References and will obtain completed
ASET Reference Questionnaires from those persons. Copies of these questionnaires
are included in this package for your information only.
3. The ASET Office will review your application to ensure that you meet
at least the minimum requirements for registration. If you meet the minimum
requirements, the ASET Nominating Committee will then review your application.
If the ASET Nominating Committee is of the view that you might qualify
for registration as an RPT (Eng) with APEGGA, it will nominate you for
registration with APEGGA. The Nominating Committee will inform the APEGGA
Registration Department of your nomination via the Confirmation of ASET
Registration and Nomination by ASET Form. A copy of this form is included
in this package for your information only.
4. If the
ASET Nominating Committee does not nominate you for registration, any
appeal of that decision shall be made to ASET. There is no appeal to APEGGA
from a decision of the ASET Nominating Committee.
Once APEGGA receives confirmation of your nomination by ASET, APEGGA will
inform you it has received the ASET nomination and will invoice you the
APEGGA application fee. APEGGA will then open a new application file and
will consider your application.
will contact the persons listed as your References and will obtain completed
APEGGA Reference Questionnaires from those persons. Copies of these questionnaires
are included in this package for your information only.
7. Once APEGGA
receives all the necessary fees and documentation, your file will be sent
to the appropriate experience examiner for review. The experience examiner
will review your file and will make a recommendation. If the experience
examiner recommends registration, your file will be forwarded to the Board
of Examiners for decision.
8. If the experience examiner does not recommend registration or believes
he or she needs to discuss your file with other experience examiners,
your file will be sent to the 50/50 Sub-Committee for review. The 50/50
Sub-Committee is a sub-committee of the Board of Examiners. The 50/50
Sub-Committee consists of a 50/50 mix of professional engineers and registered
professional technologists and shall consist of at least two Professional
Engineer Board members and two Registered Professional Technologist (Engineering)
Board members. The 50/50 Sub-Committee will review your application and
may make a recommendation to the Board of Examiners or may refer your
file to the Full Experience Committee.
9. If your
file is referred to the Full Experience Committee, the Full Experience
Committee will review your file and will make a recommendation to the
Board of Examiners for decision.
10. If it
appears character may be an issue either as a result of information supplied
by you on your Application for Registration, by ASET on the Confirmation
of Registration and Nomination, or by one of your References your application
will be forwarded to the Character Committee of the Board of Examiners
for further review and recommendation. The character issue must be satisfactorily
resolved before you can be registered as a Registered Professional Technologist
your application is before the Board of Examiners by whichever route it
may have taken to get there, the Board will review your application and
will make a decision. The Board will be expanded to include at least two
Registered Professional Technologists (Engineering) who will sit with
the Board to consider all RPT (Eng) applications. You will be advised
of the Board's decision by APEGGA staff.
12. If the
Board's decision is to not register you, you can appeal that decision
through APEGGA's regular appeal process.
13. You must
also pass the APEGGA National Professional Practice Examination before
you can be registered as a Registered Professional Technologist (Engineering).
is complete it may take as much as three months to get the written decision
from the Board. Problems encountered in obtaining replies from references
or in securing other documentation can cause further delays. To minimize
delays, all addresses should be correct and complete and APEGGA should
be advised of any changes.
may contact APEGGA for the status of their application, but should not
do so until at least one month has elapsed from the receipt of the acknowledgment
A file withdrawn
either voluntarily or due to having not met registration requirements,
will be retained for seven years only, after which time all the contents
will be destroyed. Reapplication thereafter will require resubmission
of all the documents.
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.
This requirement also applies to Registered Professional Technologists
(Engineering). An application package is available from either the Edmonton
or Calgary APEGGA office or can be downloaded from the APEGGA website