Association of the Chemical Profession of Alberta
Chemistry touches and interacts with every part of our lives. Everything from pharmaceuticals, clothing, plastic, petroleum to the food you eat has probably been created, checked or modified by a chemist. Chemists also play crucial roles in environmental monitoring and remediation, helping to protect your health and safety by ensuring the quality of the water you drink and the purity of the air you breathe.
For those reasons and many more, the practice of chemistry is regulated by the Province of Alberta through the Association of the Chemical Profession of Alberta (ACPA). Only chemists who are registered members of the ACPA may use the title P.Chem. (Professional Chemist) or C.I.T. (Chemist in Training) as appropriate. These titles provide immediate assurance to government, industry and the public that specific levels of education and experience have been met.
ACPA Vision, Mission and Values
|“Alberta’s chemical professionals uphold the public trust through the competent and ethical practice of chemistry.”|
|“The ACPA certifies chemical professionals who protect the interests of Albertans through the ethical practice of chemistry.”|
|1. Professional||We are knowledgeable and responsible practitioners in the field of chemistry and work with integrity.|
|2. Competent||We are well qualified in the practice of chemistry.|
|3. Ethical||We follow a code of conduct and hold one another accountable.|
|4. Protective||We protect the safety and interests of Albertans.|
|5. Supportive||We share our knowledge and support the development of professional competencies of our members.|
|6. Respectful||We respect our fellow chemists and other professionals in all of our diversity.|
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