Professional Practice Management Plan
As part of the Regulation of Firms – Permit to Practice program, registrant firms must develop and maintain a Professional Practice Management Plan (PPMP) that contains, at minimum:
- a code of conduct that identifies how the registrant firm will ensure compliance with Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Code of Ethics;
- policies and procedures meeting the quality management requirements in the bylaws;
- policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the continuing education requirements;
- the organizational structure of the registrant firm;
- the names of the registrant firm’s Responsible Officer and Responsible Registrant(s);
- the registrant firm’s area(s) of practice; and
- the Responsible Registrant(s) designated to each area of practice at the registrant firm.
A registrant firm’s Professional Practice Management Plan must be in place no later than 12 months after the date that the Permit to Practice is issued.
The Regulation of Firms – Permit to Practice training program will cover the PPMP requirements in detail and assist the firms in preparing their PPMP’s by providing standardized templates. Firms with existing polices and procedures that meet some or all of the PPMP requirements can simply reference the existing documents in their PPMP.
A firm’s PPMP will be reviewed by Engineers and Geoscientists BC auditors during the firm’s audits.