INNOVATION November-December 2013
as soc ia t ion notes Renew your APEGBC Membership for 2014
All APEGBC members and licensees should have received their 2014 annual membership renewal notice by e-mail at the end of October. Paper copies followed in mid-November for those who indicated a preference to submit their completed renewals in hard copy. Under the Engineers and Geoscientists Act , the deadline to renew your membership is January 1, 2014. After this date, a $75 late fee will be levied on late payments, and on March 1, 2014, anyone who has not yet paid their annual fee will be struck from the register. How do I renew my membership? Members and licensees may renew their membership online, by mail, or by fax. The January 1, 2014, payment deadline also applies to any members submitting their 2014 annual fee invoice to their employer for payment. The fastest and most convenient way to renew your membership is online, through the APEGBC member portal at www.apeg.bc.ca/renewal. It also allows you to update your contact information, complete the practice declaration, apply for non- practising or reduced fee status if eligible, declare compliance with the APEGBC CPD guideline, make a contribution to the APEGBC Foundation or Benevolent Fund, join a division, and print an official income tax receipt. How do I discontinue my membership? Members or licensees who do not wish to maintain membership with APEGBC are advised to resign prior to the January 1, 2014, deadline. This can be done online through the member portal or
by contacting APEGBC by mail or e-mail. Members and licensees who neither resign nor renew their membership will be removed from the member register on March 1, 2014, and will be liable for the 2014 member fees. How do I reinstate my membership following resignation or removal for non-payment? Please be aware that if you wish to re-apply for membership, you will be subject to the Return to Practice Policy for Professional Members or the Reinstatement Policy for Members-in-Training. In addition, you will have to pay the outstanding annual fee, a $75 late fee, and any associated administrative fees before being reinstated. More information can be found on our website at www.apeg.bc.ca. Do you offer assistance to members who can’t afford to pay their membership fees? Fee reduction – APEGBC’s reduced fee policy allows access to reduced annual fees based on an active income threshold or a medical condition that renders the member or licensee unfit for work. Requests for reduction of annual fees will be based on a formal application through the online renewal process or on the detachable form on the back of the fee renewal invoice. Fee deferral – Members who wish to defer 2014 renewal fees due to hardship are required to make a confidential application for deferral or waiver of annual fees to the Director of Registration and Licensing. Please refer to www.apeg.bc.ca/go/deferfees/.
Who can I contact for membership renewal assistance or information? Billing amounts and balance outstanding (604) 412-4859 • firstname.lastname@example.org Online payment support (604) 412-4887 • email@example.com Changes in status or registration (604) 412-4856 • firstname.lastname@example.org
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