Protection of the Profession

Another area of ongoing concern is the protection of the practice of physics by physicists from inroads being proposed, often inadvertently, by engineers when updating the legal definition of their profession. This requires constant vigilance on the part of our Director of Professional Affairs with respect to proposed changes in the wording of various Provincial Acts.

As a further measure to elevate the profession of Physicist in the eyes of students and employers alike, the CAP launched its Professional Physicist / physicien(ne) designation at the CAP Annual Congress in June, 1999. Since then, the Trademark Committee has worked hard towards the implementation of the certification process, including the adoption of a code of ethics for licensees, the striking of a Professional Certification Committee, the filing of a Trademark application, and the development of the Professional Practice Examination (PPE).