Frequently Asked Questions - Membership
What are the membership fees for APEGS?
What are the application fees for APEGS?
FAQs on licence waiver:
What is a licence waiver and how does it work?
I am employed but not in an engineering or geoscience job. Why can't I apply for a waiver?
What are the reasons I would apply for a licence waiver and maintain my membership?
Am I still permitted to use the protected titles if I have a licence waiver?
I have a licence waiver, how do I reinstate my licence if need be?
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Regulatory Bylaw 13(2) states that "a member who is retired or is not working in Saskatchewan may apply to Council waive the requirements to obtain a licence while the member is retired or not working in Saskatchewan". The interpretation of "not working" includes any job, including non-engineering and geoscience jobs.
The opportunity for a waiver is directed specifically to members who are not employed in Saskatchewan.
There are several reasons:
1) All it takes is a phone call to reinstate your licence if you maintain your membership. You would not have to pay the application fee. Application fees are either $200 or $300 plus GST depending on the application type. The membership fee is only $85 plus GST for the year.
2) If you are not registered in any other equivalent Association in Canada, any coverage you have under the National Secondary Professional Liability Insurance Program or the Manulife life-insurance program sponsored by Engineers Canada will NOT be in force after you resign. Keeping your membership active would maintain your coverage.
3) It is a low cost option for those who are retired but not yet eligible for life membership to maintain their connection to the Association and continue to receive the benefits of membership, including email notices and The Professional Edge.
4) Maintaining your membership ensures you receive a dues notice for the subsequent year. This would serve as a reminder to renew for potential upcoming projects.
(from section 26 of The Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act, the protected titles are as follows: Professional Engineer, Engineer, Consulting Engineer, P.Eng., Professional Geoscientist, Geoscientist, Consulting Geoscientist, P.Geo.)
If you have a licence waiver, you are permitted to use one of the protected titles but only within Saskatchewan’s borders. You are not licensed to practice professional engineering or professional geoscience in Saskatchewan, nor for projects or properties located elsewhere in Canada unless you are appropriately licenced in the jurisdiction(s) where the projects or properties are located. Note that protected titles may differ in other jurisdictions and you should inform yourself.
Also note that there should be no need to use a protected title in Saskatchewan if you do not reside in Saskatchewan and you have no projects here (which is the reason you qualified for a licence waiver in the first place). If you are not sure if you qualify for licence waiver, contact Tina Maki, Director of Registration, by phone (local 306-525-9547, toll free North America 1-800-500-9547) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are granted a licence waiver and sometime later during the year you return to work or obtain engineering or geoscience work on projects or properties located in Saskatchewan, then you shall advise APEGS and pay the appropriate, prorated licence fee.
Call the APEGS office or email us at email@example.com and we will create the appropriate annual dues notice. You can pay it in one of three ways: by credit card in your On-Line Profile, credit card number provided over the phone, mail a cheque. Your licence is not reinstated until payment is received.