COVID-19: The Latest Practice Issues and Resources for Registrants

Posted on April 2, 2020

COVID-19 has introduced sudden and exceptional changes to our businesses, operating environments, and our lives over the past few weeks. We recognize that some of these changes have created significant impacts for our registrants and their professional practice.

Practice Advice and Guidance

To help support registrants in understanding their professional obligations during this time, and to address common questions we’re receiving, we’ve published information our website dedicated to COVID-19 practice advice and guidance. This information is updated on an ongoing basis as issues evolve.

Here are some of the top issues we address:

  • Engineering and geoscience as essential services;
  • Health and safety responsibilities for employers and professionals;
  • Signing, sealing, and submitting documents remotely; and
  • Conducting field reviews and other professional activities that may not support proper social distancing.

For more information visit our COVID-19 professional practice FAQ.

Events and Online Learning

All in-person Engineers and Geoscientists BC events have been cancelled through until the end of May. Additional webinars are anticipated for June, and will be posted on our Professional Development Events page.

Registrants can also continue to meet their continuing education goals through Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Online Learning Centre. View current online learning options by visiting the Online Store.

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Remote Operations

While our office is temporarily closed, our staff are working remotely and are available by email. Staff are also monitoring voicemail, but responses may be delayed.

Engineers and Geoscientists BC remains committed to maintaining our operations to meet our core mandate of public protection. We appreciate your patience while we manage our communications during this time.

For the latest information on COVID-19 and communicating with us, please visit egbc.ca/COVID-19.

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