Wetland Authentication

Alberta Environment and Parks was tasked with developing a new Alberta Wetland Policy and to provide assurance to Albertans that wetlands are being managed to a high professional standard.

In 2017, ten professional regulatory organizations worked together with Alberta Environment & Parks to implement a practice standard for professional practice and provide authenticating professionals within those professional regulatory organizations with a competency guideline for wetland science.

Requirement for a Declaration

If an Alberta Land Surveyor wishes to authenticate regulatory documents submitted as part of a Water Act application, the practitioner must have a declaration signed by the Registrar of the Alberta Land Surveyors' Association in accordance with the Professional Responsibilities in Completion and Assurance of Wetland Science, Design and Engineering Work in Alberta document.


In order to receive the declaration, the practitioner must complete the following application and provide the required documents. The material will be reviewed by the registrar and, if acceptable, it will be approved by the registrar.

Click here to download the wetland authentication application.

Cost and Time

There is no cost to apply for the declaration. The registrar of the Alberta Land Surveyors' Association will render a decision within thirty days of a completed application being received.

Becomes Null and Void

The declaration becomes null and void if the person fails to hold an annual certificate (per Section 26 of the Land Surveyors Act) for any period of time or is exempted from providing the Alberta Land Surveyors' Association with proof of professional liability insurance coverage.

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The Alberta Land Surveyors' Association (ALSA) is a self-regulating professional association legislated under the Land Surveyors Act. The Association regulates the practice of land surveying for the protection of the public.