Members who are no longer practicing engineering or geoscience on projects or properties located in Saskatchewan, and who do not wish to continue their membership, must notify APEGS in writing. Resignation notices must be received at the APEGS office by 5:00 pm CST on January 31 of the year the renewal would pertain to.
Notice of resignation may be made in writing either with the Resignation Form, by email through our Contact Us page, or by letter mailed to APEGS. Note that your full name and registration number must be provided. If you do not notify APEGS that you wish to resign, your membership will “cease due to non-payment” which affects the reinstatement process should you wish to reinstate in the future. See the Reinstatement page for details.
NOTE: If you are not registered in any other equivalent Association in Canada, any coverage you have under the National Secondary Professional Liability Insurance Program will NOT be valid if you resign.
Certificate of Authorization Resignation
Submit the C of A Notice of Resignation form.
Licence Waiver – An Alternative to Resignation for Individual Members
Did you know that you can obtain a licence waiver which makes it much easier to reinstate quickly? The advantage of the licence waiver option means you maintain your membership instead of resigning. Eligibility requirements for a licence waiver and how it works are shown on the Annual Fees and Licence Waiver page. Note that you would not maintain the right to practice engineering or geoscience on projects or properties located in Saskatchewan if you have a licence waiver.
There are several reasons that licence waiver is advantageous over resigning:
- All it takes is a phone call to reinstate your licence if you maintain your membership. You would not have to pay an application fee (either $200 or $300 plus GST depending on the application type). The membership fee is only $85 plus GST for the year.
- Any coverage you have under the National Secondary Professional Liability Insurance Program through APEGS would not be in force after you resign if you are not registered in any other equivalent Association in Canada. Keeping your membership active by getting a licence waiver would maintain your coverage.
- 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 various communications and The Professional Edge.
- Maintaining your membership ensures you receive a fees notice for the subsequent year. This would also serve as a reminder to renew your licence for potential upcoming projects. Should you resign and not reinstate until a subsequent calendar year then you would have to pay the application fee (up to $300 versus only $85 for the membership fee). Note that if you resign then reinstate in the same calendar year, then you would not have to re-apply and pay the application fee.