may not be familiar with them firsthand, but chances are you
are familiar with their work. If you have ever marvelled at new
developments in telecommunications and computer technology, admired
the span of a bridge, or wondered how companies recover oil and
gas resources more efficiently, you have appreciated the expertise
of Alberta's professional engineers, geologists and geophysicists.
They are often referred to as the "invisible" professions.
However, they are making a very visible contribution to Alberta's
economic bottom line by generating billions of dollars in revenue
and creating thousands of jobs each year.
engineers and geoscientists are employed by industry, government
and educational institutions. There are more than 31,000 practitioners
licensed to work in Alberta as designers, administrators, project
managers, and consultants in industries like oil and gas, telecommunications,
construction, transportation, forestry, and the environment.
other professions, engineering and the geosciences are self-regulated
in accordance with an Alberta government statute. The Association
of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta
(APEGGA) is responsible for licensing, establishing and maintaining
practice standards, and developing codes of professional conduct
and ethics that governs its members in their professional practice.
APEGGA has the power and an obligation to withdraw the right
to practice from members found guilty of unskilled or unethical
mark of a professional
does a professional engineer or geoscientist bring to a project?
Exacting standards. Ethical practices. Integrity. These are the
principles of professionalism. A solid technical background,
practical experience and the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary
environment round out the professional's skills.
practicing professional engineering, geology or geophysics in
Alberta must be licensed by APEGGA. "P.Eng.", "P.Geol." or "P.
Geoph." indicate the person with whom you are dealing is
a professional engineer, geologist or geophysicist. It is an
exclusive title and only those persons licensed by APEGGA are
authorized to use the designation. Companies providing engineering,
geological or geophysical services are also required by law to
have a permit to practice from APEGGA.
my project require a professional?
you looking for a practical solution to a specific problem? Are
you interested in pursuing new technologies to do a job more
efficiently? Perhaps, you are wondering about the most effective
means of completing a project already underway. Professional
engineers and geoscientists have the educational background and
work experience to provide sound and competent advice. They provide
a broad range of services.
who routinely contract engineering, geological or geophysical
services should ensure the individual or firm they are dealing
with is licensed. These professionals meet APEGGA practice standards
and are obliged to practice in accordance with the Engineering,
Geological and Geophysical Professions Act.
APEGGA can help?
hiring a new employee or retaining engineering, geological or
geophysical services, take the time to ensure you will be served
effectively. If you are unsure, check with us. We would be pleased
to verify whether the individual or firm you are considering
is licensed and accountable under provincial legislation.
you suspect the individual or company you are dealing with is
not licensed, our compliance staff would like to hear from you.