Legislation & Bylaws
The Professional Governance Act (PGA) is legislation that governs Engineers and Geoscientists BC. It is umbrella legislation that applies to the regulatory bodies for engineering and geoscience, forestry, agrology, biology, and applied science technology.
The PGA defines Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s mandate and governing authority and outlines the obligations and standards that all registrants under the PGA, including Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s registrants, must meet. The Regulations further support the obligations and standards of the PGA.
Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Bylaws set out the specific standards, requirements, processes, and procedures that apply to Engineers and Geoscientists BC and its registrants.
Before the PGA and the current Bylaws came into force on February 5, 2021, Engineers and Geoscientists BC was governed by the Engineers and Geoscientists Act (EGA) and its previous Bylaws. The EGA and the previous Bylaws are no longer in force, however, they may still be relevant in some investigation and discipline cases that concern registrants’ practice and conduct from before the PGA and new Bylaws came into force. Further, the previous definitions of the practice of professional engineering and geoscience in section 1(1) of the EGA remain relevant because under the regulations to the PGA, any practice that falls within the definitions of the practice of professional engineering or geoscience in the former EGA are reserved practices under the PGA that may only be engaged in by registrants of Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
To view Engineers and Geoscientists BC's Code of Ethics, visit our Code of Ethics page.