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Learn About ASET Proposals on Scope of Practice for Technologists

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Register by October 27, 2017

This session is presented via video conference simultaneously in Edmonton and Calgary

Learn about and understand the joint regulatory relationship between APEGA and the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) and how it relates to protecting the public. Participate in this session to learn about the legislative changes ASET has proposed to the government as part of the legislative review project.

ASET has proposed that:

  • engineering and geoscience Certified Engineering Technologists (C.E.T.s) should have their own scope of practice without oversight
  • the scope of practice for Professional Technologists (P.Tech.s) be expanded to allow P.Tech.s to practice outside routine codes and standards
  • the existing APEGA-ASET joint boards and committees that regulate P.Tech.s be eliminated and that P.Techs be regulated only by ASET

Session Objectives

  • Learn about the status of the Council-endorsed recommendations APEGA submitted to the Government of Alberta
  • Gain awareness of current APEGA-ASET joint regulation
  • Understand ASET's proposal and APEGA's position on the issue
  • Understand risks to the public regarding scope of practice changes

Join us to engage in a meaningful discussion on these issues, how they relate to protecting the public, APEGA's position, and what APEGA has submitted to the government. This session is eligible for continuing professional development hours.


Presenter Biographies

John Corriveau, P.Eng., is APEGA's Director of Regulatory Operations. He is responsible for APEGA's Appeal Board and regulatory operations involving statutory boards and committee, including their policies, processes, and procedures. He holds a Bachelor of Science in metallurgical engineering and an Environmental Resources Certificate from the University of Alberta, as well as a diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology from NAIT. His career has involved government and industry stakeholder relations, compliance and regulatory affairs, safety and environment risk management, industrial asset management, and materials engineering. His broad technical and management skill set, coupled with his experience, adds considerable value to APEGA's Regulatory team.

Dianne Johnstone, CPP, is APEGA's Director of Legislative Review. She has oversight and project management responsibilities for the entire legislative effort of the Regulatory team. Dianne focuses primarily on the technical adjustments to the legislation. She brings more than 20 years of regulatory, not‐for‐profit experience to APEGA. Prior to joining APEGA, she was the Executive Director of the Alberta Association of Architects, where she led its legislation review by creating and implementing an effective consultation strategy for member and stakeholder engagement.


Lindberg Conference Centre
APEGA Edmonton
1500 Scotia One
10060 Jasper Avenue



Windsor Conference Centre
APEGA Calgary
22nd Floor
Scotia Centre
700 2 Street SW


John Corriveau, P.Eng
Dianne Johnstone, CPP



Registration Deadline

October 26, 2017

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