Organizational Quality Management Program

Organizations employing members of Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia have a significant influence on the practice of the two professions. To address this influence the association has developed the Organizational Quality Management (OQM) Program, which aims to improve the quality management of professional engineering and geoscience practices at the individual and organizational level. This voluntary program includes certification for organizations.

Benefits of OQM Certification for Organizations

  • New 5% discount on Professional Liability Insurance from Marsh Canada,
  • Employees exempt from random Practice Reviews conducted by Engineers and Geoscientists BC,
  • Recognition on the Engineers and Geoscientists BC website and OQM certification announced in Innovation magazine,
  • Build your company brand by being licensed to use the trade-marked OQM logo in promotional material, proposals, etc.,
  • Meet market demand by having a quality management system endorsed by Engineers and Geoscientists BC,
  • Demonstrate that your organization is a leader in its commitment to quality management practices and standards, and
  • Support your professionals in meeting their professional obligations, thus attracting and retaining talent.

Benefits of OQM Certification for Customers

  • The product or service provider has a quality management system endorsed by Engineers and Geoscientists BC,
  • OQM certification can be used as selection criteria when procuring engineering and geoscience products and services,
  • Know that the product or service provider has policies and procedures to ensure:
    • Applicable Professional Practice Guidelines are being followed,
    • Documented file management procedures are being used to meet regulatory requirements,
    • Documented checking of all engineering or geoscience work and where required independent reviews are taking place,
    • All documents containing engineering or geoscience will be appropriately authenticated by the application of the professional’s seal,
    • All delegated engineering or geoscience work will be directly supervised by a professional from Engineers and Geoscientists BC, and
    • Appropriate field reviews will be conducted during construction or implementation.

Benefits of OQM Certification for Employees

  • Be exempt from selection for random Practice Reviews conducted by Engineers and Geoscientists BC,
  • Have an employer who understands your professional obligations under the Engineers and Geoscientists Act and the association’s Bylaws, and whose policies and procedures support you in meeting them, and
  • Enjoy working within a standardized system that boosts efficiency.

OQM Links and Resources

Certified Organizations Listing

View the list of organizations that have met the Organizational Quality Management (OQM) Certification criteria and hold current OQM Certificates.

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Sign Up for the OQM Program

Initiate OQM certification by completing the application form and receive notification of all upcoming OQM Certification Training Sessions.

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OQM Affinity

The association’s Affinity Partner Marsh Canada offers a 5% discount on PLI insurance to OQM certified companies - does your insurance provider?

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Event Registration

OQM Certification Training is a mandatory one day course for representatives from organizations seeking OQM Certification.

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View testimonials from organizations who participate in the OQM Program.

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Submit OQM Application Packages

OQM Portal

Access the OQM Portal if you are currently part of the program.

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