The Association of Science & Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta
Permit to Practice Application Form
Permit to Practice Guidelines
Application for Reinstatement
Voluntary Cancellation of Permit to Practice
Change of Responsible Owner
Responsible Member Declaration
Request for Annual Dues Reduction
Yes, a professional technologist can work under an APEGA permit to practice if the individual is supervised by a responsible member listed on the APEGA permit to practice.
Yes, a professional technologist can stamp work they perform under an APEGA permit to practice. The professional technologist’s personal stamp must be accompanied by the APEGA permit stamp or number.
An organization employing only professional technologists or an organization wishing to establish its professional technologists as responsible members under a permit to practice for the purpose of supervising work performed, must obtain an ASET permit to practice. In this case, the personal stamp of the professional technologist must be accompanied by the ASET permit stamp or number.
No, unless the professional technologist is also an active member of APEGA (for example, a professional licensee), the individual cannot be listed as a responsible member under an APEGA permit to practice.
Any person (member of ASET, the public, industry, and so forth) may submit a complaint regarding the conduct of a permit holder. Complaints against ASET permit holders are reviewed by the ASET/APEGA Joint Investigation Committee and may be referred to the Joint Discipline Committee if necessary.
Determination of unprofessional conduct and unskilled practice is based on conduct that a) is detrimental to the best interests of the public; b) contravenes a code of ethics of the profession as established under legislation; c) harms or tends to harm the standing of the profession generally; d) displays a lack of knowledge or lack of skill or judgment in the practice of the profession; or e) displays a lack of knowledge or lack of skill or judgment in the carrying out of any duty or obligation undertaken in the practice of the profession.
The results of the discipline process will depend on the nature of the complaint but may result in prosecution, fines, conditions to practice such as periodic inspection or restrictions from engaging in sole practice, and cancellation of membership for individual members.
Yes, if a parent company or joint venture group holds a permit to practice, any subsidiary of that company that engages in the practice of engineering or geoscience must also hold a permit if the subsidiary is a separate entity with a different name.