Components of Experience
When you apply to become a professional member of APEGGA, the Board
of Examiners will evaluate whether you have experience in the following
Management skills, oral and written communication skills, and an understanding of the societal implications of what you do are also integral to your learning experience. These last three components will take on a much greater significance as your career develops.
Each of the above five components has sub-components as detailed below. Some sub-components must be evident in your experience, while others are desirable but not mandatory.
1 The application of technical theory MUST include:
o selecting solutions and solving problems,
2 Practical experience MUST include:
3 The development of management skills MUST include involvement in:
4 The development of good oral and written communication skills is essential for all professionals: Your experience must show evidence of the preparation of written technical reports and of making oral presentations to management, peers, or the public.
5 An understanding of your work's implications: Interaction between the professions and society is of significant importance. Your experience must show evidence that you are acquainted with such matters as safeguards and benefits to the public, and the roles and responsibilities of regulatory agencies in your specific field of professional practice.
With regard to the last three components of experience, APEGGA expects candidates to take seminars or courses to fulfill the requirements. This will prepare you for more responsible positions. Contact the APEGGA Professional Development Department or refer to the website at www.apegga.org for information on seminar and course providers.
Levels of experience
The Board also needs to know how much time you are claiming in each of the following four work levels (do not confuse these levels with the salary levels found in APEGGA's Value of Professional Services publication):
The Board will award credit for orientation if it is in the early stages of your career. The Board will award credit for non-technical training if it falls within the areas of management skills, communication skills and understanding of your work's societal implications. The maximum A Level credit awarded by the Board will not exceed one or two months.
Full credit may be awarded for formal technical training if it is a logical extension of the academic background on which your registration as a member-in-training has been granted. An approved postgraduate program may be eligible to receive experience credit as discussed on page 15.
Full credit may be awarded for work at a technician, technologist or technical support level to a maximum of twelve months.
Full credit will be awarded for work where the application of engineering, geological or geophysical principles and practical experience are evident. At least two years must be at D Level.
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Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA) 2nd printing
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| Professional Development in Your Career | APEGGA's Professional Development Program | Quantity
of Experience Components of Experience
| Supervision + Mentoring | References
| Board Of Examiners' Guidelines | Midterm
Review | Documentation | Member
Induction Ceremony | Appendix 1 ]
Appendix 2 | Appendix 3 |
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