2021 APEGA Annual Report



Practice reviews are objective and thorough evaluations assessing the engineering and geoscience practices of APEGA permit-holding companies, called permit holders, from sole practitioners to major corporations. We introduced the Graduated Risk Assessment of Permit Holders—a revised practice review process—in 2021. It strengthened public safety by significantly increasing the number of reviews that could be done on an annual basis while maintaining their quality. The process evaluated permit holders on a progressive five-level scale, with a focus on managing risk. If a permit holder met regulatory requirements at the lower review levels, their practice review was closed (with or without conditions). If outcomes were unsatisfactory, the permit holder progressed to additional review levels with increased scrutiny until risks were resolved and corrective action—such as quality management and control processes—was in place.

Regulatory requirements are continually evolving. To protect the public interest and help registrants meet their professional obligations and responsibilities, we publish practice standards, bulletins, and guidelines, as well as online learning materials. We: published the Relying on the Work of Others and Outsourcing practice standard in May, to outline minimum requirements for registrants when outsourcing and relying on professional services provided by others revised the Authenticating Professional Work Products practice standard to include the APEGA ID on registrant stamps and to clarify requirements for validating professional work products introduced the draft Professional Practice Management Plan practice standard as part of the public engagement phase to collect additional input after conducting an external stakeholder review. The draft will be submitted to APEGA Council for approval in 2022 published the Authentication Requirements for Drilling and Completions practice bulletin, which clarifies authentication and validation requirements for professional work products created by the upstream oil and gas industry

By working closely and collaboratively with our permit holders, we better equipped them with the tools to improve their practices and keep Albertans safe.

Our long-term goal is to review 10 per cent of our permit holders each year.

Reviews are usually completed at permit holder sites, though most were conducted remotely in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic.

developed online learning courses for our Permit to Practice Seminar and the Relying on the Work of Others and Outsourcing practice standard


Reviews completed by year:

Number of APEGA registrants who completed an online course:







Authenticating Professional Work Products

Permit to Practice Seminar

Relying on the Work of Others and Outsourcing



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