New Assessment Tool Helps Determine Who Needs Permit to Practice

Posted on May 5, 2021

The Professional Governance Act has introduced the requirement for Engineers and Geoscientists BC to regulate firms that engage in the practice of professional engineering or geoscience. Firms will be required to register for a Permit to Practice with Engineers and Geoscientists BC beginning July 2, 2021 and must complete their registration before September 30, 2021.

Who needs a Permit to Practice?

The regulatory model will include all entities in the private and public sector that engage in the practice of professional engineering or geoscience as part of their operations, including firms that provide these services internally.

Engineers and Geoscientists BC has developed a Permit to Practice Assessment Tool to assist firms in determining if they need to register for a Permit to Practice. By answering a series of questions, firms can quickly assess if they are required to register for a Permit to Practice, and how to apply. The Assessment Tool also includes information about the process to follow if a firm’s applicability for a Permit to Practice is undetermined.

The Assessment Tool is provided for education and convenience only, and is not an official determination of a firm's applicability for a Permit to Practice in BC. It is the firm’s responsibility to confirm applicability for a Permit to Practice with Engineers and Geoscientists BC.

For more information and resources, visit the egbc.ca/firms or contact [email protected].

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