Annual Registration Renewal is Coming Soon

Posted on October 5, 2020

It’s almost time to renew your registration for 2021. Here’s what you need to know to complete your renewal.

Changes To Renewal Deadlines Under The Professional Governance Act

Later this year, the Professional Governance Act (PGA) will come into force, and will introduce new regulatory tools, processes, and requirements for Engineers and Geoscientists BC and its registrants. The new legislation will introduce changes to key dates for renewal that registrants and employers responsible for registrants’ renewals should be aware of.

Under the PGA, the payment deadline for annual registration fees is December 31, 2020, unchanged from current dates in the Engineers and Geoscientists Act. Under the PGA, however, registrants who have not paid their annual fee by January 31, 2021, will be struck off the register—one month sooner than under our current legislation.

Update Your Contact Information

To make sure we can reach you with important information related to your renewal, take a moment to sign into your account to ensure your contact information is up to date. You can update your information at egbc.ca/update-info, using your 6-digit User ID number and password.

How Do I Renew?

You can renew your registration beginning November 1, 2020. The deadline to renew your registration is December 31, 2020, after which late fees will be applied to overdue payments. After January 31, 2021, registrants who have not paid their fees will be struck off the register.

For 2021, registrant fees have not changed. The fees for non-practising registrants are 50% of those for practising registrants. To learn more about these fees, visit egbc.ca/Responsible-Financial-Management.

Renew your registration by signing into your Engineers and Geoscience BC account at egbc.ca/account, using your 6-digit User ID number and password. COVID-19 has impacted many areas of our operating environment, including our communications methods. For the annual renewal cycle, Engineers and Geoscientists BC is encouraging registrants to pay their fees electronically to limit the amount of paper handled by staff and to avoid processing delays associated with paper communication.

The December 31, 2020, renewal deadline also applies to registrants who submit their 2021 annual renewal invoice to their employers for payment. Please allow enough time for your employer to process your renewal.

What if I Want To Resign?

If you wish to resign your licence with Engineers and Geoscientists BC, be sure to resign before December 31, 2020, to avoid being liable for renewal fees. Registration can be tendered by signing into your Engineers and Geoscientists BC account, or by contacting Engineers and Geoscientists BC directly.

Resigned registrants can reapply for registration according to the organization’s Return to Practice procedure. Engineers and geoscientists in training who reapply must comply with the Reinstatement Policy. Any outstanding annual registration fees, late fees, and associated administrative fees must also be paid before a registrant can be reinstated.

For more information on renewing your registration, visit our website or contact the Registration Department at [email protected].

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