APEGA - Discipline and Enforcement
APEGA’s discipline and enforcement committees are essential to the self-regulating framework of engineering and geoscience in Alberta. Working closely with APEGA’s Investigations Committee, these two committees adjudicate and enforce compliance with APEGA’s standards for professional conduct and the provisions laid out in the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act.
What we do
- Review allegations of unprofessional conduct and unskilled practice against individuals and permit-holding organizations
- Work closely with the Investigations Committee
- Offer advice on interpretation, clarification, and boundaries of the Act with regards to practice definitions for identified compliance cases
- Lead formal discipline hearings
What we’re looking for
- Professional members with experience on statutory boards or committees
- Volunteers with experience in legal proceedings and writing legal decisions—through APEGA, other regulators, or the Alberta court system
- Volunteers with governance experience
The Discipline Committee hears and makes decisions on allegations of unskilled practice and unprofessional conduct made against APEGA members and permit holders. These complaints are brought forward by the Investigations Committee.
Currently seeking members with Software/3d modeling experience, Petroleum Engineering and Environmental Engineering
Average time commitment
Three-year renewable term, with terms running from September to August. Typical annual time-commitment is 4-5 days. If you are selected as a member of a Formal Discipline Hearing Panel, there is an additional 1-5 days. There are typically 1-2 discipline hearings annually.
Enforcement Review Committee
The Enforcement Review Committee (ERC) is a vital part of APEGA's regulatory framework, ensuring members and permit holders comply with the provisions in Part 1 of the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act. This committee works under APEGA’s Compliance division, which ensures individuals, companies, and entities are not using reserved titles, representing entitlement to practice, or practicing engineering or geoscience within the province of Alberta without an APEGA licence or permit.
Average time commitment
Three-year renewable term with five meetings annually, scheduled between September and June. Meetings are 2-4 hours in length with approximately 2-hours preparation time required before each meeting.