Annual Registration Renewal Starts in November
Individual registrants can renew their registration beginning November 15, 2023, and must renew by December 31, 2023. In the Engineers and Geoscientists BC 2023/2024 annual budget, an increase in fees was approved to take effect January 1, 2024.
Individual registrant fees will now be $520 and the fee for non-practicing/retired registrants is $130. Trainee fees are $286. The fee increase is needed for improvements to systems and processes that support the organization's strategic plan and secure and protect the organization’s critical data to remain in compliance with the evolving requirements of BC privacy legislation. In addition, just under half of the fee increase is due to inflation. The fees rose $50 for practicing registrants, $13 for non-practicing/retired registrants and $10 for trainees.
How to Renew
Renew your registration and pay your fees online by signing into your Engineers and Geoscientists BC account. Registrants who have not paid their annual fee by December 31, 2023, will be subject to late fees (15 percent of fee), and those who have not renewed by January 31, 2024, will be struck off the register. The December 31, 2023, renewal deadline also applies to registrants who submit their 2024 annual renewal invoice to their employers for payment. Please allow enough time for your employer to process your renewal. Information is available on the website to renew your registration and to check registrant fees.
How to Move to Non-practising Status
To change your registration status to non-practising, you can do so in your online registrant account by selecting the Request for Non-Practising Status link and completing the declaration. Registrants may move from practising to non-practising status if they are not going to practise professional engineering or geoscience. Registrants who elect this status must sign an annual declaration not to engage in professional practice, and use one of two qualified titles: non-practising or retired. For detailed information, see the Overview and FAQ of Non-Practising Status.
How to Resign without Late Fees
To resign your license with Engineers and Geoscientists BC, be sure to do so before December 31, 2023, to avoid late fees. Resignation can be completed by signing into your Engineers and Geoscientists BC account, or by contacting Engineers and Geoscientists BC directly.
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