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Technologists Self-Regulating In Alberta

In Alberta, new legislation has been enacted that gives technologists the right to practise their skills independently and use their stamps on documents.

December 1, 2009   Canadian Consulting Engineer

In Alberta, new legislation has been enacted that gives technologists the right to practise their skills independently and use their stamps on documents.

With changes to the Engineering, Geology and Geophysical Professions Act, a new category of Professional Technologist or “P. Tech” has been created. Each licensee will be given the right to a scope of practice that will be tailored for each individual.

No mandatory continuing education in B.C.

This fall, members of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C. (APEGBC) voted not to ratify a bylaw that would have made professional development activities compulsory for its members.

The proposed bylaw would have required licensed engineers to spend 30 hours a year on professional development activities. Instead, they will continue to be asked to report their professional development hours voluntarily. In 2008, 40% of the members reported such activities.

The bylaw needed to be ratified by two-thirds of APEGBC voting members.


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