It is recommended that the Licensee designation should be eliminated so that qualified individuals may be registered as Professional Engineers (P.Eng.) or Professional Geoscientists (P.Geo.) irrespective of Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status.
Licensee is a designation used for individuals who do not meet the Canadian citizen or permanent resident criteria but would otherwise qualify for registration as a Professional Member.
Licensees are granted a full licence to practise engineering or geoscience in Alberta and have the full practice rights and responsibilities of a P.Eng. or P.Geo. but are not given full privileges to participate in APEGA governance matters.
Having a separate category of membership causes confusion to the public as the designation Licensee does not fully describe what the individual can practise.
APEGA recommends eliminating this designation so that qualified individuals may be registered as Professional Members, as it would then reflect their full scope of practice, irrespective of whether they are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
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