What does it take to
become an R.P.T.(Eng.)?
Firstly, all applicants must be registered engineering technologists
- R.E.T.s - of good standing with the Alberta Society of Engineering
Technologists. Even then, they must first apply to ASET, which
nominates only those applicants it considers suitable. In
that first stage of the application to ASET, a potential R.P.T.(Eng.)
defines his or her scope of practice.
If nominated, the application for registration moves to the
next stage, meaning APEGGA becomes involved. The APEGGA Board
of Examiners reviews the applications. If the board is satisfied
the applicant meets the necessary qualifications, the board
registers the applicant as an R.P.T.(Eng.) and prescribes
the defined scope of practice.
An R.P.T.(Eng.) must be of good character and reputation,
be proficient in English and have at least six years of experience
in work of an engineering nature that is acceptable to the
Board of Examiners. At least two of those years' experience
must be in the applicant's specific area of professional practice,
and must have been completed under the supervision and control
of a professional member. Before an applicant can be licensed
with APEGGA, he or she must also pass the National Professional
Application packages are available at www.apegga.org,
or by request at the offices of APEGGA.