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APEGBC Presentation September 6, 2011. The Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of BC APEGBC is the self-regulating body, authorized.

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1 APEGBC Presentation September 6, 2011

2 The Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of BC APEGBC is the self-regulating body, authorized under the province’s Engineer’s and Geoscientist’s Act, responsible for licensing all individuals who practice professional engineering and professional geoscience in British Columbia.

3 A History of Service APEGBC’s self-regulating authority has existed since 1920 when the province first passed the Engineering Profession’s Act Geoscience was later incorporated in 1990 #1 Purpose – uphold and protect the public interest in terms of health, safety & environment

4 Self-Governance & APEGBC APEGBC “IS” its Members Self-Regulating o Governed by a Council o 13 elected members o Faculty appointee if none elected o 4 lay members appointed by Lieutenant Governor

5 APEGBC’s Regulatory Functions Administer Engineers and Geoscientists Act o Register qualified individuals o Investigation/Discipline o Enforce standards of entrance and practice o Enforcement against non-members holding themselves out as P.Engs./P.Geos.

6 Why Register? Prestige, Distinction, and Professional Excellence o Exclusive privilege to practice professional engineering/geoscience o Right to title o Use of stamp & seal o Access to APEGBC communications & publications, online services, professional development & employment resources, affinity programs, mentoring

7 APEGBC Membership Professional Member Member-in-Training Member Advantage Program for Students (APEG-MAPS)

8 Professional Member P.Eng./P.Geo. registration is granted to individuals who meet the academic, 4-year work experience and professional practice exam requirements

9 Member-in-Training Engineer-in-training (EIT) status is granted to individuals meeting the academic requirements who are working toward their 4-year work experience requirement

10 Co-op Work Experience Third Year and Beyond Verified by P Eng/ P Geo Meet Experience Criteria Maximum of 12 months Co-op experience can be credited

11 Online Experience Reporting & Review System This system allows students and members-in- training to report their work experience online so that experience credits can be accumulated during the pre- and post- graduation periods as part of the 48 month requirement for full qualification as a P.Eng. or P.Geo.

12 Member Advantage Program for Students The Member Advantage Program for Students (MAPS) encourages and supports students as they begin shaping their professional future

13 Program Goals The APEG-MAPS program focuses on: Increasing the interaction between students, industry professionals and APEGBC Providing students with the means to gain education, contacts and employment, through access to APEGBC services Elevating the level of knowledge that students need regarding their future profession Acting as a guide to students in their transition from graduation to EIT or GIT

14 MAPS Member Benefits Professional Opportunities o Networking Student/Industry Evenings APEGBC Branches & Divisions APEGBC Events Annual Conference & AGM o APEGBC Online Services EIT/GIT Online Experience Reporting Access to our Employment Ads Student Job Board

15 MAPS Member Benefits Professional Information Innovation Magazine Connections e-newsletter APEG-MAPS Student Newsletter Regular Updates Dedicated MAPS Website Facebook Group & Page

16 MAPS Member Benefits Financial Benefits o MAPS Scholarships o Member Affinity Programs o EIT/GIT Program Credit o Special Student Pricing for APEGBC events including the Annual Conference & Continuing Professional Development Programs and Activities

17 The Next Step How to register for MAPS? How much does it cost?

18 APEG-MAPS UBC students are invited to take advantage of the many opportunities available through APEG-MAPS student membership and to help launch your professional career with APEGBC

19 Contact Us Amit Plaha – Student Program Coordinator APEGBC Web: APEG-MAPS: Phone:


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