Regulated Professions in Alberta

Settlement ISC Employment

Some occupations and trades are regulated in Alberta, which means you must have a license or certificate from a registration by a professional association or professional regulatory organization in order to work in those fields.

Following is a list of regulated occupations in Alberta ( 23 Nov, 2015, Government of Alberta

Business, Finance, Administration & Management

Accountant – Chartered Professional

Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta
Chartered Professional Accountant Certification Process (PDF)

Information Technology (IT) Professional

Canadian Information Processing Society

Local Government Manager

Society of Local Government Managers

Management Consultant

Institute of Certified Management Consultants of Alberta


Supply Chain Management Association Alberta
Purchaser Certification Process (PDF)

School Business Official

Association of School Business Officials of Alberta

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Engineering, Architectural, Industrial & Natural Sciences

Animal Health Technologist

Alberta Veterinary Medical Association
Animal Health Technologist Registration Process (PDF)


Alberta Association of Architects
Architect Registration Process (PDF)


Alberta Society of Professional Biologists
Biologist Registration Process (PDF)


Association of the Chemical Profession of Alberta
Chemist Registration Process (PDF)

Community Planner

Alberta Professional Planners Institute

Electrical Contractor

Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta


Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta

Engineering Technologist

Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta
Mechanical Engineering Technologist Certification Process (PDF)
Electrical Engineering Technologist Certification Process (PDF)

Geologist and Geophysicist

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta

Interior Designer

Alberta Association of Architects
Interior Designer Licensing Process (PDF)

Mechanical Engineering Technician

Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta
Mechanical Engineering Technician Certification Process (PDF)

Power Engineer

Alberta Boilers Safety Association
Power Engineer Certification Process (PDF)

Pressure Welder

Alberta Boilers Safety Association


Alberta Veterinary Medical Association
Veterinarian Licensing Process (PDF)

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Health, Dental & Emergency Services


College & Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta
Acupuncturist Registration Process (PDF)


Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
Audiologist Registration Process (PDF)


Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors
Chiropractor Registration Process (PDF)

Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technologist

Alberta College of Combined Laboratory & X-Ray Technologists
Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technologist Registration Process (PDF)

Dental Assistant

College of Alberta Dental Assistants
Dental Assistant Registration Process (PDF)

Dental Hygienist

College of Registered Dental Hygienists of Alberta
Dental Hygienist Registration Process

Dental Technologist / Technician

College of Dental Technologists of Alberta
Dental Technologist / Technician Registration Process (PDF)


Alberta Dental Association and College
Dentist Registration Process (PDF)


College of Alberta Denturists
Denturist Registration Process (PDF)

Dietitian / Registered Nutritionist

College of Dietitians of Alberta
Dietitian Accreditation Process (PDF)

Emergency Medical Personnel

Alberta College of Paramedics
Emergency Medical Personnel Registration Process (PDF)

Hearing Aid Practitioner

College of Hearing Aid Practitioners of Alberta
Hearing Aid Practitioner Registration Process (PDF)

Medical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists

Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic & Therapeutic Technologists
Electroneurophysiology Technologist Registration Process (PDF)
Magnetic Resonance Technologist Registration Process (PDF)
Nuclear Medicine Technologist Registration Process (PDF)
Radiation Therapist Registration Process (PDF)
Radiological Technologist Registration Process (PDF)

Medical Laboratory Technologist

College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Alberta
Medical Laboratory Technologist Registration Process (PDF)


College of Midwives of Alberta
Email: Alberta’s registrar for midwives

Nurse – Licensed Practical

College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta
Licensed Practical Nurse Accreditation Process (PDF)

Nurse – Psychiatric

College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta

Nurse – Registered

College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta
Registered Nurse Registration Process (PDF)

Occupational Therapist

Alberta College of Occupational Therapists
Occupational Therapist Registration Process (PDF)


College of Opticians of Alberta
Optician Registration Process (PDF)


Alberta College of Optometrists
Optometrist Registration Process (PDF)


Alberta College of Pharmacists
Pharmacist Registration Process (PDF)

Physician / Surgeons

College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta
General Practitioner / Family Physician Licensing Process (PDF)
Specialist Physician Licensing Process (PDF)

Physiotherapist / Physical Therapist

Physiotherapy Alberta – College + Association
Physical Therapist Registration Process (PDF)


College of Podiatric Physicians of Alberta
Podiatrist Registration Process (PDF)


College of Alberta Psychologists
Psychologist Registration Process (PDF)

Respiratory Therapist

College and Association of Respiratory Therapists of Alberta
Respiratory Therapist Registration Process (PDF)

Speech-Language Pathologist

Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
Speech-Language Pathologist Registration Process (PDF)

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Land Use, Natural Resources & Realty


Alberta Institute of Agrologists
Agrologist Registration Process (PDF)

Agrology Technologist

Alberta Institute of Agrologists
Agrology Technologist Registration Process (PDF)

Forest Technologist

College of Alberta Professional Forest Technologists
Forest Technologist Registration Process (PDF)


College of Alberta Professional Foresters
Forester Registration Process (PDF)

Land Agent

Land Agents Licensing

Land Surveyors

Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association
Land Surveyor Registration Process (PDF)

Mortgage Associate

Real Estate Council of Alberta

Municipal Assessor

Alberta Assessors’ Association

Real Estate Appraiser

Real Estate Council of Alberta

Real Estate Associate/Broker

Real Estate Council of Alberta

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Social, Legal, Education & Government

Court / Shorthand

Alberta Shorthand Reporters Association

Early Childhood Educator

Information for Child Care Staff and Operators
Early Childhood Educator Certification Process (PDF)

Funeral Director and Embalmer

Alberta Funeral Services Regulatory Board

Home Economist / Human Ecologist

Alberta Human Ecology and Home Economics Association


Law Society of Alberta
Lawyer Enrolment Process (PDF)

Social Worker

Alberta College of Social Workers
Social Worker Registration Process (PDF)


Teacher Certification in Alberta
Teacher Certification Process (PDF)

Source: Regulated occupations | Alberta Canada – Alberta, Canada