Regulations and Bylaws

ACPA Bylaws 

The ACPA Bylaws dictate how the association runs its affairs, including the rules for the election and operation of its Board of Directors. It also defines the rights and obligations of the members of the ACPA.

Professional Chemists Regulation

The Professional Chemists Regulation provides a legal definition of chemistry and those practicing chemistry in Alberta. The main objectives of the Association, currently and for the future, are to promote and increase the knowledge, skills and proficiency of its members in all things relating to chemistry.

The ACPA is a legal instrument to help protect the public from malpractice in chemistry and to protect the profession from encroachment on its rights and purposes by unqualified personnel. It is endowed with the legal power not only to act to coordinate its aims and purposes but also to act in provincial matters on behalf of those it represents. The Association registers its professional members and grants them the right to use the designation P.Chem. (Professional Chemist) or C.I.T. (Chemist-in-Training) as appropriate to identify their affiliation and professionalism.


The Professional Chemists Regulation falls under the following Act of the Province of Alberta:

Joint Practice Standard for Reclamation and Remediation

The Professional Responsibilities in Completion and Assurance of Reclamation and Remediation Work in Alberta: Joint Practice Standard (JPS; v1.0, September 2007) contains the obligations and requirements for professional sign-off on upstream oil and gas reclamation and remediation work in Alberta. This document was developed through the cooperation of the six professional associations whose members are now exclusively eligible for professional sign-off in these areas: AIA, ASPB, ACPA, APEGGA, CAPF and CAPFT.