Issue 03.17 Fall/Winter 2017
ACPA Waste and Wastewater Treatment Course
The Association of the Chemical Profession of Alberta is pleased to offer a one-day course on water & wastewater treatment. Topics of discussion will include basic application of water, water quality, water chemistry and laboratory measurement methods. Specifically, water and wastewater issues for the oil and gas industry will be addressed.
Friday, March 2, 2018
Hotel Blackfoot
Calgary, AB
2018 ACPA Annual General Meeting
May 5, 2018
Best Western Denham Inn
Leduc, AB
Non-Practicing Leave of Absence – How does it work?
Are you planning to retire, expand your family or travel? Are you on medical leave or temporarily unemployed? You can maintain your ACPA membership as a PChem or CIT while you are retired or taking a break from practising chemistry. 

As a non-practicing PChem or CIT you:
  • pay reduced fees
  • do not have to file PDC credits
  • continue to use your professional title
  • can vote as a registered member, serve on the Board or ACPA Committees
How do I apply for a Non-Practicing Leave of Absence?
Simply sign in to your account and click on Non-Practicing Leave of Absence under the Member Menu. Click on the Request a new Non-Practicing Leave of Absence button and complete the On-line form. Complete and submit the Annual Non-Practicing Leave of Absence Declaration

Dues for Non-Practicing Members are only $50.00 per year, but your Leave of Absence expires on December 31. Fees may be prorated depending on circumstances.
How do I renew my Non-Practicing Leave of Absence?
Simply complete and submit a new Annual Non-practicing Leave of Absence Declaration and pay your $50 annual fee. That’s it. Easy.

What do I do if I want to return to work?
At least 30 days before you want to return to work, you must send the Registrar a written request for reinstatement and resumption of professional activities.

If your leave of absence has been longer than two years, you may need to meet additional conditions set by the Registrar or the Practice Review Committee before resuming active professional practice.
ACPA Jurisprudence course completion deadline approaching
All current P.Chem. members have until the end of December 2018 to complete this mandatory course. C.I.T. and new members must complete the course prior to reclassification to P.Chem. status.

A one-time fee of of $75.00 will be charged to cover future updates and maintenance of the site. Once you have registered for the course, you can go back to the material any time to complete the course or to use the course material as a reference. Members will earn 5 PDCs for taking the course.

The course has three main sections:
Module 1: Regulation of the Chemistry Profession
Module 2: Continuing Competence and Professional Scope of Practice
Module 3: Due Diligence in Business, Employment, and Labour Matters

The course has module quizzes and a final exam on which the candidate must score at least 80%. Once you have completed the course, you will have the opportunity to print a certificate for the course and submit feedback to the ACPA. Your membership account will be automatically updated to show when the course is completed.
To access the Jurisprudence course, simply sign into your account on the ACPA website and click on Jurisprudence course under the Member Menu.
Please remember to complete the evaluation when you finish the course. Your feedback matters.
ACPA is Now on Twitter!
Follow the @ACPA_PChem for the latest industry updates and #jointheconversation and #makechemicalconnections
ACPA Professional Ethics for Chemists
This short, one-day course will provide an introduction to the ethical framework that guides professional chemists in the conduct of their duties. The course focuses on solving practical issues that arise in professional practice.
Friday, March 23, 2018
Hotel Blackfoot
Calgary, AB
Friday, June 1, 2018
Edmonton Inn & Conference Centre
Edmonton, AB
"Come for the CSC conference, stay for the Ethics course!"
101st Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference & Exhibition
May 27 - 31, 2018
Edmonton, AB
Canada’s premiere chemistry event, CSC 2018, will feature plenary, invited and submitted lectures, jointly organized international symposia, poster sessions, panel discussions, and special events, including a closing day outreach event. The conference program will showcase outstanding science from across Canada and around the world, featuring the latest innovations in research in the traditional sub-disciplines of chemistry, both fundamental and applied, as well as in emerging areas of chemistry that involve cross-disciplinary and translational research.
The ACPA has established 4 award categories to recognize the outstanding contributions of members, industry professionals, and students alike. Learn more about the criteria for each award below!

"The ACPA has been working hard to identify some new member benefits. Do you see an opportunity for improvement? Let us know!"
Commercial General Liability: Why it is Not Enough for a Professional
When contracting you or your company to conduct work, most organizations will ask you for proof of Commercial General Liability (CGL) coverage. While CGL is an important coverage to have, it is NOT going to provide coverage for any errors, omissions, or negligent acts that occur in the rendering of your professional services. This is where Professional Errors & Omissions Liability (E&O) provides the protection you primarily need as a consultant.

Professional Liability Insurance is highly recommended for all professional chemists. Ensure that you are protected against possible financial loss! Please sign in to your account under the Member Only Benefits for more information or to apply.
TD Home & Car Insurance
Members have access to preferred rates with affinity partner, TD Insurance. Become an informed consumer as you look to save on your car insurance, and keep these 10 Tips to Save , in mind
Buying a new car is a significant purchase for most of us, so it pays to do your research and a little prep-work before walking into a dealership. Our affinity partner, TD Insurance, shares some things every new car buyer needs to know
Job advertisements are posted on the ACPA website for a three-month period as well as shared on our LinkedIn page. This service is complimentary for opportunities submitted by ACPA members in good standing (Professional Chemists or Chemists-in-Training) on behalf of their organizations, a $100 fee is applicable to non-members. Ads may be e-mailed directly to the  ACPA office .
Job postings are listed on the  Careers page on the  ACPA website . Please check this web page regularly for new postings that may have tight application deadlines.
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