A professional engineer designs a building that doesn’t meet required safety codes. A professional geoscientist provides a client with falsified soil tests. A permit-holding company improperly tests construction materials to save time and money.
Our discipline process is critical to serving the public interest in Alberta and building trust and confidence in our professions. We publish discipline decisions on our website and confirm all sanctions and orders are carried out.
When registrants and permit-holding companies don’t meet our technical, ethical, and professional standards—like in the examples above—we hold them accountable through disciplinary action. They may be found guilty of unskilled practice or unprofessional conduct. APEGA and the registrant or company being investigated may agree to a recommended disciplinary order (RDO), which summarizes the facts of the case and recommends appropriate sanctions. A formal hearing is held if an investigated registrant or company does not agree to the findings and disciplinary actions in an RDO. An expert panel of professional engineers and professional geoscientists reviews evidence and determines what discipline, if any, is appropriate.
12 completed 16 active
Sixteen hearings were in queue for scheduling Six hearings were held resulting in two dismissals Two approved adjournment requests One declined stay request
(case is carried over into 2022) Two hearings resulting in sanctions
2021 Discipline Statistics
Overall Hearing Sanction Monitoring
Overall RDO Order Monitoring
Fines and hearing cost issued
Letters of reprimand issued
Potential restricted practice
Fines issued Potential restricted practice Disclosures to jurisdictions
Referrals to professional practice
Recommended discipline orders
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