Volunteer with APEGA


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

Discipline Committee

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.

APEGA - Examinations

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 - 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:

Professional Practice Subcommittees

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

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

APEGA's Regulatory Affairs department is responsible for a number of activities across the organization. These include, the APEGA/ASET Joint Board of Examiners, Joint Appeals Board and others. If you are interested in participating in the regulation of the professions and want an opportunity to make your voice heard, this is the area for you. 


APEGA/ASET Joint Boards

Develop your skills working collaboratively across organizations and gain valuable volunteer experience! These volunteer opportunities work closely with members of ASET (The Association of Science
& Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta) to administer vital programs that fall within the scopes of APEGA's and ASET's responsibilities.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Practicing professional member
  • 5-10 years of experience
  • Experience in chemical or petroleum engineering is considered an asset