We have developed an area to allow anyone related to APEGM to login and see a personal view of their relationship with the association.
Anyone who is entered in the APEGM database and is authorized to login to the APEGM members website may claim a password. This is a large and diverse group of people, including new applicants, current members in any membership category, various committee members, guest supervisors of Members-In-Training, people responsible for maintaining Certificate of Authorization information for companies, and more.
In order to claim a password, your name must be entered into the APEGM database along with a valid and current e-mail address. You will then be assigned an APEGM ID number. For Members, this is the number on your APEGM Membership Card. If you have been an APEGM Member long enough to have a Certificate Number that is different from your Application Number, then your APEGM ID number is your Application Number. You can then visit the login page and follow the 'First time logging in?' link to claim a new password.
You will be required to enter your APEGM ID number, first name, last name, and e-mail address, which will be checked against our records. You may use either your home e-mail address or your work e-mail address. If we find a match, we will generate a temporary password, and send it to the e-mail address you had just specified.
You will then access your e-mail account to find the temporary password. This is used along with your APEGM ID number to login to the Member's Only area.
Visit the login page and enter your ID and password.
If you are using a temporary password, then you will be directed to a page that will require you to change the password to something of your choosing. This password must be at least one character and there is no maximum number of characters.
Note that the 'Password' is Case Sensitive; upper and lower case characters matter.
After logging in you will be directed to your 'Home Page'. This page highlights the most important relationships you have with APEGM. For example, when an MIT logs in they see a table listing their Progress Reports, while their Supervisors will see a listing of Progress Reports that are awaiting their commentary. Committee Members will see links to any files that they are assigned to review for the next meeting, while Assessment Candidates will see a summary of the exams they have been assigned.
At the left side of the screen there are a list of links that will allow you view and manage various information. For example, your Contact Information, such as your Home and Work addresses, e-mails, and telephone numbers, your Current Employer and Job Title, and what your 'Preferred' methods of communication are with APEGM. That is, preferred mail and e-mail addresses, to be chosen from either Home or Work. You can also change your password at any time.
Current Members have the ability to manage their registration and pay their annual dues. They can also sign up for APEGM sponsored events, and take part in a discussion forum. There is also a 'Member Synopsis' page that reports any information we have regarding your file, allowing you to verify its accuracy.
Towards the bottom of the 'Home Page' there is a text area that will let you communicate with the APEGM office. You can enter messages that can be assigned to appropriate staff members to follow up on, and respond to. Please use this contact method if any information you see is not accurate.
If you ever forget your password, you can select the 'Forgot Password?' link on the login page. You will need to match your APEGM ID with an e-mail we have on file and a new temporary password will be sent to that e-mail.
If you don't have access to the e-mail address on file with the Association any more, then it is possible to contact the APEGM office and they can re-set your password. This will generate a new temporary password that will be sent to your 'preferred' e-mail address as specified in your profile.
The first time you use this new temporary password, you will be required to change it to one of your choosing.
The Members Website is protected by an SSL certificate that encrypts all network traffic between our server and you. That way, even if the information is 'intercepted' it could not be properly interpreted. It also proves the server actually belongs to APEGM.
All 'Passwords' are processed though a one-way hash function before they are stored in the database. There is no way for even APEGM to know these values. APEGM will hash the value you provide at login time and compare it with the value stored in the database. Of course, APEGM includes additional information that you do not have access to in both values before it compares them. That way an attacker cannot use a list of common hashed values to try and gain access. The hash function produces a fixed length sequence no matter what input was provided, which is why we do not enforce any constraints beyond a one character minimum. Longer phrases can be easier to remember than complex character combinations. You can change your password at any time after logging in.
The APEGM server is also protected by a firewall that enforces many low-level protection rules.