Practice Resources

Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia regulates the practices of professional engineers and professional geoscientists for the safety of the public and protection of the environment through proactive regulatory tools and by providing practice support.

Professional Development

Professional development and life-long learning are important cornerstones in the practices of professional engineers and geoscientists. Technological advances and rapid change require that professionals actively participate in continuing education in order to remain competent and current in their chosen field of practice.

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Professional Practice FAQ

This compiled list of frequently asked questions provides members with additional information about professional practice in British Columbia.

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Professional Practice Guidelines

Access professional practice guidelines and Quality Management Guidelines of Engineers and Geoscientists BC, as well as guidelines from other associations.

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Quality Management Guidelines

Engineers and Geoscientists BC has developed Quality Management Guidelines to assist members to meet their quality management requirements under the Engineers and Geoscientists Act and the association’s Bylaws.

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Organizational Quality Management Program

The Organizational Quality Management (OQM) Program improves the quality management of professional engineering and geoscience practices at the individual and organizational level. This voluntary program includes certification for organizations.

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Practice Review Program

The Practice Review Program is intended to be an educational and professional development process for the benefit of members and licensees, as well as a proactive quality assurance check on their practices.

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School Seismic Upgrade Program

A collaboration between Engineers and Geoscientists BC, the Ministry of Education, UBC, the BC engineering community, and international experts resulted in the development of the award-winning Seismic Retrofit Guidelines which use a performance-based approach for the seismic assessment and retrofit of BC school buildings.

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Business Name Consent

Engineers and Geoscientists BC protects the public by requiring businesses that wish to use restricted or trademarked words in their business names to obtain consent from the association prior to registration/incorporation.

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Professional Practice Related Committees

Engineers and Geoscientists BC has various committees appointed by Council to advise the association, other organizations, government ministries, and related professional bodies on matters related to the practices of professional engineering and professional geoscience.

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Practice Related Agreements

Practice Related Agreements between Engineers and Geoscientists BC and other associations.

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Professional Geoscience Mobility Agreement

Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia and the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO) have signed a mobility agreement that allows short-term practice (also known as “incidental practice”) in one province on the basis of registration or licensure in the other.

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Sustainability

The association supports and encourages the inclusion of sustainable principles within the practice of professional engineering and geoscience. Members can access resources, and find information about Engineers and Geoscientists BC's Sustainability Award and Sustainability Committee.

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Climate

Engineers and Geoscientists BC has undertaken several initiatives to explore the impact of climate change on professional engineering and geoscience practice. Case studies, guidelines, and other resources related to climate change are available to members.

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Stamps, Seals, and Certificates

Order Replacement Stamp, Seal or Certificate of Registration or Licence.

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