When mail is returned to APEGS as undeliverable, APEGS takes reasonable steps to try and locate you through the other contact information we have on record for you. We also search public sources for your contact information.
APEGS is not responsible for lost members nor the consequences of contact information not being kept up to date. For example, if your membership/licence ceases because you did not receive your annual renewal notice, the reinstatement process and fee still applies. Please also note that you are still responsible for renewing your membership even if your renewal notice fails to reach you in the mail. Renewal notices are mailed mid-November and should get to you by about the first of December.
A “lost list” is occasionally published in The Professional Edge.
What happens if APEGS can't find me?
If we are not successful in locating you, your membership status will be changed to "Active-Lost". If your status is still Active-Lost as of the date annual renewal payments are due (5:00 pm January 31st), then your membership ceases and the reinstatement fee will be applied to your account.
If you reinstate in the same calendar year that the reinstatement fee was applied to your account then you pay full annual fees plus the reinstatement fee and your membership and licence proceed as though they never ceased.
If you do not renew by December 31st of the year your membership ceased then you will not receive a renewal notice for the subsequent year.
If you need to reinstate in a subsequent calendar year then you will have to re-apply.
What happens if APEGS finds me?
If we are able to find you and it is in within the same calendar year that you were lost, your membership status simply returns to Active. There will be no annual fees owing because you would have already paid. Note that if you update your contact information in APEGS Central (your online profile), then you need to inform our office by email at email@example.com. The system does not automatically notify staff of changes made online to the contact information of lost members.
If you are found in a subsequent calendar year to the year you were lost, your status is changed to "Inactive-ceased for non-payment" and you will be sent a registered letter informing you of your status.
Reinstatement of formerly “lost” members whose membership has ceased
The normal reinstatement policies will apply. Please see the Reinstatement web page for details.
What are the consequences of practicing without a licence?
You would be subject to an enforcement investigation and a good character review if you were to apply for reinstatement with APEGS and had been practicing engineering or geoscience without a licence on projects or properties located in Saskatchewan. The APEGS Good Character Guideline is posted below.
For questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
APEGS Good Character Guideline_Nov2011.pdf
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan
Achieving a Safe & Prosperous Future Through Engineering & Geoscience