All applicants for registration as professional engineers, professional geoscientists or limited license in British Columbia are required to complete the Law and Ethics program. This requirement may be met in one of two ways:
1. by attending the Law & Ethics seminar in person (please see registration options below);
2. by purchasing and viewing the CD version of the Law & Ethics seminar. Upon completion, the candidate must sign a declaration that he/she has viewed the contents of the CD set in their entirety. For more information or to purchase the CD-Rom, please click here.
The Law & Ethics FAQ
provides more information on the requirement to complete the Law and Ethics program for professional registration. Please note that registering for the Law & Ethics Seminar will not automatically register you for the Professional Practice Exam.
For more information about the exam, textbooks, registration process or to register for the Professional Practice Exam, please contact our Registration department at [email protected] or click here.
** The final date to register for the April 20, 2015 Professional Practice Exam is February 27, 2015
**Please note that this seminar is not a prepatory course for the Professional Practice Exam.
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
655 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7
Phone: (604) 683-1234
** Located across the street from Burrard Street station. Underground parking available.
** The Hyatt Regency Vancouver has a preferred partner rate which gives registrants 20% off of their rack rate. Please note, this rate is subject to availability and the rate can fluctuate day to day at times.
Below are instructions to book online:
Select Check in/Check-out Dates
Make sure "Best Available Rate" is selected
In the Corporate/Group# box, type in 68573
Click on "Check Availability"
You will be directed to a page with various room types and rates that are available. Book your guest room reservation online by providing a credit card number. This rate is subject to availability and can be closed out at any time without notification.
Please note that all participants must attend at least one breakout session. All breakout sessions are scheduled on Day 2.
National Instrument 43-101 and Mining Ethics: 12:45 PM - 1:55 PM
Geoscientists and Engineers employed in the mining sector have legal and ethical obligations under National Instrument 43-101. This session will describe these obligations and discuss ethical issues specific to mining.
Construction Law: 12:45 PM - 1:55 PM
Engineers who practice in the construction industry will at some point need to deal with issues such as builder's liens, trust and holdback, payment certifiers, and other contract issues. This session will focus specifically on construction-related legal issues.
Intellectual Property: 2:00 PM- 3:10 PM
Targeted specifically to electrical and electronic engineers, this session will explore the concept of intellectual property, explore how ownership of intellectual property is determined, and provide tips on how to protect creative endeavors.
Environmental Law: 2:00 PM- 3:10 PM
Learn about different aspects of environmental law as they relate to your practice as an Engineer or Geoscientist. This seminar will discuss areas of liability as they apply to specific environmental laws, and offer strategies to protect against risk of liability.
Registration Information Session (OPTIONAL)
An APEGBC staff member from the Registration department will answer any general questions participants may have about the registration process and Professional Practice Exam. For any specific questions regarding your file, please contact the Registration department directly at [email protected]
The CD-ROM of this program is available to seminar participants at a special rate of $85 + GST/PST. The material is the same as that at the live seminar. As we often sell out of CD-ROMs and textbooks for the Professional Practice Exam at the seminar, we encourage you to purchase these on-line, via fax or in person at our office. (Order Form on Page 9: https://www.apeg.bc.ca/getmedia/a50fddae-ff9c-4e2c-82cb-b1b738ddf69a/APEGBC-Professional-Practice-Exam-Guideilnes-and-Application.pdf.aspx) If you have any general questions about the Professional Practice Exam or Registration with APEGBC, please email [email protected]