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The licensee management program, initially referred to as licensee special action by the Government of Alberta, is how the AER proactively monitors licensees to support the responsible management of energy development.

The licensee management program uses the results from the holistic licensee assessment to identify licensees that are at greater risk of not meeting their regulatory and liability obligations throughout the energy development life cycle.

The AER will undertake specific engagement or regulatory actions with the licensee when required to ensure their obligations are addressed. This is done through providing education, encouragement to follow industry best practices, and, where appropriate, the initiation of specific regulatory actions. Please see Directive 088: Licensee Life-cycle Management for further details.

The licensee management program continues to evolve, and more information will be provided throughout 2022.