As you were renewing your membership, I hope you took time to look around the new online member portal, APEGS Central, which makes interacting with APEGS even easier than before. This upgrade came with a lot of effort by our staff and I would like to extend my thanks to them. On the new site you will find information on your profile, invoices, Continuing Professional Development (CPD), applications, your volunteer activities and upcoming events.
ou should have received a letter from me in December regarding the CPD program. I hope you took the time to enter your CPD for the 2018 year.
As we move into 2019, we continue along the path of the new CPD program. The program updates include: required reporting, annual ethics refresher, variation program and annual reviews.
Details on these items are within the program document. Please take time to review the document and understand the updated program. Some of the changes we have made to the program make APEGS a leader in self-regulating professions. These changes are also important as we demonstrate to public that we are practising in a manner that protects them.
The APEGS CPD program is a benefit to our members. It can be coordinated with your career development program at work, it will help you track updates for your resume and the outcomes of your activities will stay with you.
Maintaining your CPD program also assists in provincial mobility. In your records for CPD you will identify your scope of practice, the plan and records of completed activities. There is a tracking sheet available for members, but the program is flexible enough to allow you to use your own. The APEGS website has a section under members about CPD where you will find a wealth of information to help you create your CPD program.
We look forward to your feedback as you start working through the updated CPD program.
This edition of The Edge is dedicated to Profiles in Achievement. Our members are proud of their accomplishments and this issue is an opportunity to submit information and pictures about projects or programs which highlights their achievements over the past year. The people and projects are wonderful examples of the work that we do to help create a safe and prosperous future.
This edition is an opportunity to celebrate the engineering and geoscience works completed by our members. I encourage you to share this edition of The Edge with family and friends and leave it at the front of your office for visitors.