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’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 - NPPE Question Author

When you volunteer with APEGA’s Examinations department, you help maintain APEGA’s high standards for professionalism, law, and ethics. You join a pool of authors that create the questions used in the National Professional Practice Examination, which APEGA applicants must pass before being licensed to practise in Alberta. The questions you contribute are used by 11 self-regulating organizations across the country.

What we do

  • Contribute to the pool of high-quality examination questions concerning professional, legal, and ethical conduct
  • Review and provide input on questions along with development- and examination-related activities

What we’re looking for

  • Professional members of an engineering association in Canada
  • Volunteers with a high level of written and spoken English
  • Volunteers looking for a flexible, remote, volunteer opportunity

NPPE Question Author

Volunteer NPPE question authors are vital to APEGA’s certification and examination process. They contribute relevant questions based on real-world scenarios to the pool of questions for the National Professional Practice Examination. This role allows volunteers the flexibility to contribute their time how and where they want to.

Average time commitment

One-year renewable term. Volunteers must contribute at least five questions per month, which takes approximately five to eight hours.  

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)

APEGA - Regulatory Affairs

The purpose of the APEGA/ASET Joint Board of Examiners is to review and evaluate the qualifications of Professional Technologist (Eng.) and Professional Technologist (Geo.) applicants for registration with the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET), pursuant to Part 8 of the Engineering and Geoscience Professions (EGP) Act and Part 1 of the Professional Technologists Regulation.

Safety Codes Council

APEGA seeks a professional member to serve as a representative on the Pressure Equipment Sub-Council of the SCC. This volunteer will provide the Safety Codes Council (SCC) Pressure Equipment Sub-Council with the perspective of an APEGA Professional Member who is conversant and active in working with pressure equipment and associated pressure codes. Additionally, the APEGA Professional Member will provide formalized continuous feedback loop between APEGA and the Safety Codes Pressure Equipment Sub-Council.

What we do

  • Serve as a conduit of information between the SCC and APEGA.
  • Attend 7-8 meetings annually. These virtual meetings are typically 1-3 hours in length.
  • Represent APEGA’s membership and their interests at a high standard with a focus on public safety
  • Ensure that the SCC Pressure Equipment Sub-Council fully understands the provisions of the EGP Act regarding the engineering and geoscience professions.

What we’re looking for

  • Significant industry experience with expertise in
    • Pressure Vessel and Heat Exchangers Design to Section VIII Div1 & Div2
    • Process and Pressure piping Design to ASME B31.1 and B31.1
    • Welding Procedures to ASME Section
  • Licensed with APEGA as a P. Eng.