Under the Professional Governance Act (PGA), firms that engage in the practice of professional engineering or professional geoscience are now required to register for a Permit to Practice in BC. July 2 marked the beginning of the 3-month registration window for firms required to register for a Permit to Practice. Firms must complete their registration by September 30, 2021.
The regulatory model includes all firms in the private and public sector that engage in the practice of professional engineering or geoscience as part of their operations, including firms that only provide these services internally (including advice or services provided internally by an Engineers and Geoscientists BC professional registrant to another employee or individual acting on the firm’s behalf).
If you are unsure whether your firm is required to register, visit the Who Needs a Permit to Practice page for a list of firms included under the regulation. You can also use the Permit to Practice Assessment Tool for further assistance.
Before beginning the registration process, visit the How to Apply for a Permit to Practice page to prepare required information. If you have further questions, visit egbc.ca/firms, or contact [email protected].
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