Assessment of:
Academic credentials
Work experience
Character and reputation
English language skills
(TOEFL test additiona...
Geophysicist Licensing Process, March 2011 1
Geophysicist
Licensing Process
Description of Occupation
Geophysicists are in...
Geophysicist Licensing Process, March 2011 2
To apply as a Professional Licensee, you will need a minimum of two (2) years...
Geophysicist Licensing Process, March 2011 3
! A handwritten letter describing why and how you are competent in the
Englis...
Geophysicist Licensing Process, March 2011 4
normally within the definition of professional geophysics without the supervi...
Contact Information
Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA)
Head Office
1...
Registration:
Fee Schedule
Provisional License
Registration Requirements
Registration for Geoscientists Information
Regist...
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  1. 1. Assessment of: Academic credentials Work experience Character and reputation English language skills (TOEFL test additional cost $200 to $250) P P P P Geophysicist Licensing Process APEGGA Application (Application processing fee $430) National Professional Practice Examination (NPPE) (additional cost $140) P + APEGGA Decision Registration Provisional License Additional Training Required Applicant Not Accepted (Annual membership dues $435) Conditions: Technical examinations (if required) Canadian work experience: Provisional license ($145) ñ ñ Academic, langauge and/or bridging training (cost and duration vary) Optional Occupations Seismic Observer Seismic Program Designer Seismic Surveyor Mapping Technologist ñ ñ ñ ñ
  2. 2. Geophysicist Licensing Process, March 2011 1 Geophysicist Licensing Process Description of Occupation Geophysicists are involved in the discovery or development of oil, natural gas, coal, metallic or non-metallic minerals, precious stones or other natural resources or water that is aimed at investigating the sub-surface conditions of the earth. This can involve reporting on, advising, evaluating or the professional application of the principles of the geophysical sciences. In environmental roles, geophysicists use seismic, electrical and electromagnetic techniques and other techniques such as ground penetrating radar to evaluate ground water quality or assess hazards. They are also often responsible for gathering and processing data. In Alberta, Geophysicists often work in the oil and gas industry and can specialize in different areas. Obtaining Licensure in Alberta Geophysicists must be licensed by the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA) to practice in Alberta. Internationally educated Geophysicists can and should begin the application process before they arrive in Alberta. They can apply as a Foreign Licensee or a Foreign Licensee. To apply to APEGGA as a Foreign Licensee they should complete the Application for Registration form. To apply as a Professional Licensee they should complete the Application for Registration for Professional Licensees Application form. Professional Licensees are allowed to practice geoscience within a clearly defined scope of practice. This designation recognizes that certain qualified individuals can be permitted to independently carry out certain specific functions normally within the definition of professional geophysics without the supervision of a Professional Geophysicist. Links to the Application Forms and other resources are at the end of this document. Complete the APEGGA Application for Registration, and provide detailed and accurate answers to all questions. When your application is complete with all documents, sign it and send it to APEGGA at the following address: APEGGA Head Office 1500 Scotia One 10060 Jasper Avenue NW Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4A2 Canada Licensing Requirements Internationally educated Geophysicists must meet the following licensing requirements: 1. Academic Credentials To apply as a Foreign Licensee, an undergraduate degree in Geophysics is required. ! Complete the Request for Academic Documents and send it to the school where you completed your Geophysics degree(s). ! Degrees and transcripts should be provided to APEGGA directly by universities and/or colleges. ! If documents are written in another language, APEGGA will provide translation services—free of charge.
  3. 3. Geophysicist Licensing Process, March 2011 2 To apply as a Professional Licensee, you will need a minimum of two (2) years of post- secondary education that is acceptable to the APEGGA Board of Examiners that relates to the practice of geophysics. 2. Work Experience To apply to APEGGA as a Foreign Licensee, you will need four (4) years of experience working professionally as an Geophysicist, including one (1) year experience working as an Geophysicist in Canada. ! Enter your work experience information in the Work Experience Record document. ! APEGGA will contact supervisors and references for verification of experience, character and English language competency. ! It is important to inform current and past employers that they will be contacted by APEGGA to verify work experience duties and length of employment details. ! If you meet all APEGGA registration requirements except for Canadian work experience, you are eligible for a Provisional License to complete the Canadian work experience requirements (see below). To apply to APEGGA as a Professional Licensee, you will need at least six (6) years of experience in geophysical work that is acceptable to the APEGGA Board of Examiners. ! At least two (2) years of this experience must be in the defined scope of practice and completed under the supervision and control of a Professional Member. ! At least one (1) year of your experience must be equivalent to Canadian experience. 3. Good Character and Reputation Good character and reputation will be confirmed by the references you provide. 4. Payment Provide payment with your Application for Registration. Payment summary is at the end of this document. ! You can send a money order, certified cheque or enter a credit card number in the application. 5. English Language You must be competent in the English language, both written and oral, and be able to effectively communicate in the workplace. If English is not your native language you may demonstrate your English skills by either taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or by providing APEGGA with a handwritten letter describing your competence in the English language. You must be able to communicate in English to become registered as a Foreign Licensee, and must have one (1) of the following requirements: ! A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 600 or more on the paper-based test, 250 or more on the computer-based test, or 100 or more on the internet-based (iTOEF) test, together with Canadian Professional Engineer reference verifying your English Language competency. Provide a copy of your TOEFL score sheet with your Application for Registration as a Foreign Licensee.
  4. 4. Geophysicist Licensing Process, March 2011 3 ! A handwritten letter describing why and how you are competent in the English language. APEGGA will evaluate the handwritten letter, together with Canadian Professional Engineer reference verifying your English Language competency. 6. Examinations You must write and pass the National Professional Practice Examination (NPPE). Technical Exams may also be required. National Professional Practice Examination (NPPE) ! The NPPE tests applicants on professionalism, law and ethics. ! The test is two (2) hours long, and includes 100 multiple-choice questions. ! The minimum passing mark is 65 per cent. ! Applicants must have an active application for APEGGA and have at least two (2) years of geoscience work experience to be eligible to apply to write the NPPE. ! Applicants may apply to write the NPPE before they receive their APEGGA application assessment. ! It is sometimes possible for applicants to write the NPPE outside of Canada, but this must be requested in the application to write the exam. Provisional License A Provisional License is available to internationally educated graduates who meet all requirements for registration except for Canadian work experience. You do not need to apply separately for this license. If you meet all the requirements, someone from APEGGA will contact you and give you this option. ! This license enables Foreign License applicants to gain one (1) year of acceptable professional work experience. ! A Provisional Licensee may practice geophysics only under the supervision of a Geophysicist or a registered professional technologist who has appropriate training and experience in the same area of practice. ! If you do not meet the academic requirements, you may take additional examinations to apply as a Provisional Licensee. Notes: • APEGGA may advise applicants to take additional training, such as academic, technical or English language courses. • It is recommended that you submit your Application for Registration to APEGGA online. If you wish to apply by mail, use a registered mail or a courier service to send the application. • APEGGA does not accept reference questionnaires from generic email addresses such as Yahoo and Hotmail, as these email addresses do not provide authenticity of email messages. Email addresses must identify the employer or company. • APEGGA may issue a professional license allowing you to practice geoscience within a clearly defined scope of practice. Professional Licensees are permitted to independently practice geophysics in Alberta within narrow, defined scopes of practice and to take responsibility for that work. This category of licensure recognizes that certain qualified individuals can be permitted to independently carry out certain specific functions
  5. 5. Geophysicist Licensing Process, March 2011 4 normally within the definition of professional geophysics without the supervision of a Professional Geophysicist. Payment The following fees must be submitted during the licensing process. Payment can be made by mail along with your application, or by fax or phone. Fees are in Canadian dollars. Application Fee for Foreign Licensee $430 Application Fee for Professional Member $285 Application Fee for Professional Licensee $285 National Professional Practice Examination $140 Annual Dues (Foreign Licensees) $435 Annual Dues (Professional Members) $290 Annual Dues (Professional Licensee) $290 Average Earnings The overall average earnings for all Geophysicists, according to the Alberta 2009 Wage and Salary survey: Average hours worked per week 39.4 Average wage per hour $56 Average salary per year $114,122 Employment Options You can also consider working in Alberta in a related occupation such as a Seismic Observer, Seismic Program Designer, Seismic Surveyor or Mapping Technologist. For more information about additional employment options, go to the following website: Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS) Occupational Profiles — Geophysicist.
  6. 6. Contact Information Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA) Head Office 1500 Scotia One 10060 Jasper Avenue NW Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4A2 Telephone: (780) 426-3990 Toll-free telephone (within North America): 1-800-661-7020 Fax: (780) 426-1877 Email: email@apegga.org Website: www.apegga.org Resources This information is an overview of the licensing process. For the most current information on Geophysicist licensing visit the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta website at www.apegga.org. Application Forms and Information: Foreign Licensee Registration Process Foreign Licensee Application for Registration Form Foreign Licensee Registration Application Checklist Professional Licensee Application Process Professional Licensee Application for Registration Form Professional Licensee Registration Application Checklist Geoscience Knowledge and Experience Requirements: Geoscientists Canada Geoscience Knowledge Requirements APEGGA Syllabi and Course Equivalents Academic Credentials: Foreign Licensee Academic Requirements Foreign Licensee Request for Academic Documents Form Professional Licensee Academic Requirements Professional Licensee Request for Academic Documents Form Work Experience: Foreign Licensee Work Experience Requirements Foreign Licensee Work Experience Record Instructions Foreign Licensee Reference Questionnaire Instructions and Sample Professional Licensee Work Experience Requirements Professional Licensee Work Experience Record Instructions Professional Licensee Reference Questionnaire Instructions and Sample Professional Licensee Work Experience Records Form English Language: English Language Competency TOEFL Test Examinations: National Professional Practice Examination Technical Examinations Examination Dates Geophysicist Licensing Process, March 2011 5
  7. 7. Registration: Fee Schedule Provisional License Registration Requirements Registration for Geoscientists Information Registration Process Overview Geophysicist Licensing Process, March 2011 6

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