The PGA sets consistent standards for ethical principles, duties and responsibilities, and governance structures for the regulatory bodies under its purview, including Engineers and Geoscientists BC and the regulators for forestry, agrology, biology, and applied science.
The legislation also introduces new regulatory tools, processes, and requirements for Engineers and Geoscientists BC and its registrants.
Registrants will have new obligations they need to be aware of, and new requirements they will need to follow.
- An updated Code of Ethics will be introduced, aligned with mandatory ethical principles contained in the PGA.
- Engineering and geoscience firms will become regulated, bringing BC in line with the rest of Canada.
- Continuing education will be mandatory, requiring registrants to complete 60 hours within a three-year rolling period.
- Registrants will need to verify their area of practice annually, and keep their contact information up-to-date.