Volunteer with APEGA


APEGA - Investigative Committee

When you volunteer with APEGA’s Investigations Committee you put your industry experience to work directly protecting the safety of Albertans.

What we Do:

  • Investigate complaints of unsafe or unprofessional practice by APEGA members
  • Conduct interviews of complainants and members under investigation
  • Work closely with ASET as part of the APEGA/ASET joint investigation committee
  • Meet regularly to discuss ongoing investigations and other committee matters.

What we're looking for

  • A minimum of 5 years as a professional member with a Canadian Engineering Association
  • Significant professional experience, at least 10 years of Canadian work experience
  • Exceptional critical thinking and communication skills

Open Opportunities:

Investigations Committee

APEGA is currently seeking professional members with experience in wood-frame construction. 

 

APEGA’s Investigative Committee is a statutory committee established under the Engineering & Geoscience Professions Act. This mandated committee investigates complaints against Members and Permit Holders in accordance with the requirements of the Act.

Average time commitment

Three-year term with the option for renewal at the end of each term. On average, volunteers can expect to commit approximately 8-10 hours per month. Additional time commitments include:

  • The Investigative Committee meets 5 times annually for approximately one half-day each.
  • Additional investigative panel meetings and interviews for each active investigation

APEGA - Professional Practice

When you volunteer with APEGA’s Professional Practice department, you play a key role in keeping the public safe. You’ll have a hand in creating and updating professional practice guidelines and standards for the engineering and geoscience professions, documents that ensure our permit holders and members meet the minimum standards of practice.

What we do

  • Conduct practice reviews of APEGA licensed professionals
  • Develop and maintain standards of competence for professional members and licensees
  • Administer the mandatory Continuing Professional Development Program
  • Review the competency of members who wish to change their practising status or reinstate their membership

What we’re looking for

  • Significant industry, regulatory, or public service experience—more than 10 years, ideally
  • Familiarity with the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act, regulations, APEGA practice standards and guidelines, and the Continuing Professional Development Program
  • Experience managing a team of at least five people and familiarity with group decision making, analytical thinking, and cooperation
  • Experience as a member of a regulatory board or committee

 

Open Opportunities:

Practice Review Board

The Practice Review Board and its subcommittees are critical to APEGA’s overall regulatory framework. They ensure APEGA's registration, discipline, professional competency, and enforcement procedures continue to protect the public interest.

As a committee member, you will:

  • Increase your appreciation and knowledge of the professions’ regulatory obligations and authorities
  • Advance the professions by sharing your knowledge and experience
  • Teach new, transferrable skills
  • Expand your business network

Professional Practice Subcommittees

APEGA - Registration Committee

The public trusts APEGA to ensure all practising professional engineers and geoscientists meet the highest standards of professionalism and expertise. Lend your skills to APEGA’s Registration Committee as a subject matter expert and assess new member applications and qualifications. Each year, volunteers on the Registration Committee review hundreds of applications for professional membership to ensure all registrants are qualified and meet our standards.

What we do

  • Assess the professional and academic qualifications of all applicants for professional membership with APEGA
  • Specify a scope of practice for all new professional members
  • Provide recommendations and consultation on special matters to the Registration Executive Committee

What we’re looking for

  • Significant industry experience, ideally 5–7 years
  • Exceptional critical thinking and communication skills
  • Professional judgement
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Experience interpreting legislation, assessment, and certification programs

Registration Committee

The registration committee reviews applications for registration as a professional member, a licensee, or a professional licensee according to the terms of the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act and general regulation. The Registration Committee ensures applicants meet the requirements before registration is approved and considers matters of policy, significant changes in procedure, examination results, and other matters referred by the Registration Executive Committee or Council.

 

Average time commitment

Three-year term with the option for renewal at the end of each term. Additional time commitments include:

  • Review 5–15 files per month (equivalent to about 10 hours per month)
  • Attend two workshops per year for training
  • Attend monthly one-hour Webex updates for training, policy, and tools (optional)
  • Participate in Full Academic Committee or Full Experience Committee discussion groups via Webex or teleconference (optional)