THOSE WHO SAY THEY ARE MEMBERS MUST BE MEMBERS
When you hire an APEGA member, you should get an APEGA member— along with the regulatory rigour that comes with our professional designations. Only APEGA members and permit holders can legally use terms like engineer and geoscientist in ways that suggest to the public that they can practise. Use of the title P.Eng., for example, by someone not qualified and licensed is a use-of-title and holding-out violation . A non-permit holder claiming on its website that it offers geoscience services is also holding out as qualified to practise. And regardless of how they portray themselves, individuals and companies can’t legally practise engineering or geoscience unless they are licensed . A regulatory function that continually investigates title usage, called compliance, protects the public from unqualified practice. It also increases the value of APEGA licences and permits to practice, building public trust.
Compliance Activity year-end
*We added the Untouched category in 2016—cases are no longer considered open or active until they’ve been worked on.
APEGA Annual Report 2017
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