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Professional Governance (PG) is responsible for 9 Acts which govern 22 self-regulating professional organizations.

PG works closely with Professional Regulatory Organizations (PROs) to ensure they serve and protect the public interest.

Self-regulate your profession

Contact Professional Governance to request if your profession can become self-regulated.

Phone: 780-422-5685
Toll free in Alberta: 310-0000
Fax: 780-422-7173
Email: [email protected]

Professional Governance duties

Professional Governance's responsibilities include:

  • Providing policy advice, interpretation and direction to PROs, government and other stakeholders on professional legislation.
  • Developing legislative standards designed to protect the well-being, safety and property of Albertans.
  • Ensuring public interest is maintained when reviewing new or amended legislative proposals from PROs.
  • Facilitating the resolution of issues between PROs.
  • Making recommendations to government on applications from associations seeking self-regulation.
  • Advising the public on the legislative responsibilities of PROs.
  • Ensuring that the public interest is served, through the appointment of public members to PRO councils, boards and committees.

Professional Governance is not responsible for legislation which governs Alberta’s health, teaching and legal professions.

Request changes to legislation

Speak with the Executive Director and/or Registrar of your PRO to discuss the change.

These individuals may be able to offer you some insight as to whether or not that change has been suggested in the past.

You can also contact us for more information about making changes to existing legislation.

Protecting public interest

Legislation gives PROs the authority to ensure their members:

  • meet educational and training requirements
  • provide safe, ethical and competent services
  • follow prescribed codes of conduct
  • have appropriate complaint, investigative and disciplinary processes

Current acts and PROs




Consulting engineers

Engineers and geoscientists

Land surveyors

Foresters and forest technologists


Other non-health professionals


Connect with Professional Governance:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-422-5685
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-422-7173
Email: [email protected]

3rd Floor, Labour Building
10808 99 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta  T5K 0G5