Improved Regulatory Effectiveness and Efficiency
To improve regulatory effectiveness and efficiency, provisions related to restricted practitioners as a Member category can be removed from the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act, the General Regulation and APEGA Bylaws.
- Currently, APEGA legislation states that the Joint Board of Practice may recommend to Council that a certificate of authorization be issued to an individual who is a Registered Architect who has historically competently provided a service in the practice of professional engineering in Alberta.
- Similarly, the Architects Act of Alberta states that restricted practitioners who practice architecture are Professional Engineers who, for historical reasons, have been granted the right to practise certain restricted parts of the scope of the practice of architecture.
- These membership categories were only available to Professional Engineers and Registered Architects who applied for the certificate before October 1, 1982.
- Alberta is the only province in Canada to have this membership category.
Why is this important?
- Provisions related to restricted practitioners are no longer applicable or necessary.
Proposed legislative change
It is recommended that the legislation be amended to remove the restricted practitioner category from the legislation.
Effect of the proposed change
- The legislation will be simplified by removing a Member category that is no longer used or needed.