Renew Your Registration for 2021

Posted on December 2, 2020

It’s time to renew your registration with Engineers and Geoscientists BC for 2021. Here’s what you need to know to complete your renewal.

How Do I Renew?

You can renew your registration online beginning November 2, 2020. Sign into your Engineers and Geoscience BC account at egbc.ca/account, using your 6-digit User ID number and password and follow the steps online to renew your registration.

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, annual registration 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.

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.

Changes To Renewal Deadlines Under The Professional Governance Act

Engineers and Geoscientists BC is preparing for the implementation of the Professional Governance Act (PGA), and when in force, it 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 registration fee by January 31, 2021, will be struck off the register—one month sooner than under our current legislation.

What if I Want To Resign?

If you wish to resign your registration 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 Finance and Administration Department at [email protected]

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