The regulatory model is based on three pillars: quality management, continuing education, and ethics. Registrant firms will be required to have a representative attend training, and to have documented policies and procedures (also known as a Professional Practice Management Plan) in place that indicate how they meet the quality management, ethics, and continuing education requirements within 12 months of registering for a Permit to Practice.
Sole practitioners have unique needs compared to larger firms in fulfilling these requirements. Engineers and Geoscientists BC has taken this into account during the development of the Permit to Practice requirements and has developed Professional Practice Management Plan templates specific for both engineering and geoscience sole practitioners.
This presentation will briefly review the requirements of registering for a Permit to Practice, focus primarily on developing a Professional Practice Management Plan specific to sole practitioners using templates available, and address key questions heard from sole practitioners about the regulation.
For more information about the Permit to Practice requirements visit our website or view our recorded webinar entitled “Understanding Regulation of Firms”.
Associate Director of Regulation of Firms, Engineers and Geoscientists BC
As Associate Director of Regulation of Firms, Kelly Dayman is responsible for the Regulation of Firms Program including the education, support, auditing, practice review of registrant firms, and the organization’s advisory groups related to registrant firms. Kelly is a professional licensee engineering with extensive experience in manufacturing and consulting, he is trained as an ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor and has audited firms across Canada, both for ISO 9001 and OQM compliance. He joined Engineers and Geoscientists BC in 2012 to launch the OQM Program and brings the value-added approach of the OQM Program to the regulation of firms.
Associate Director of Professional Practice, Engineers and Geoscientists BC
Lindsay Steele is a registered professional geoscientist with extensive experience in mining and mineral exploration. As Associate Director of Professional Practice, Lindsay is responsible for the development and management of professional practice guidance and resources for individual registrants, including Engineers and Geoscientists BC's professional practice guidelines, practice advisories, quality management standards, and practice advice services. In addition, she oversees the Continuing Education Program and the individual Audit and Practice Review Programs.