Organizational Quality Management

As of December 31, 2020, the OQM Program is no longer accepting applications. Beginning in July 2021, all firms offering engineering or geoscience services or products in BC will be required to apply for a permit to practice on a mandatory basis. For more information please visit the Regulation of Firms page or contact [email protected].

The Professional Governance Act – new governing legislation for Engineers and Geoscientists BC and its registrants – will be coming into effect in February 2021. The Professional Governance Act introduces a requirement for Engineers and Geoscientists BC to regulate firms. This means that all firms engaging in the practice of professional engineering or geoscience in BC will be required to apply for a permit to practice on a mandatory basis, superseding the voluntary requirements of the OQM Program.

Engineers and Geoscientists BC is no longer accepting applications for OQM Certification. The program will be discontinued as of July 2, 2021.

Firms that are currently OQM certified may continue to use their certification until July 2, 2021. In recognition of their commitment to quality management as part of the OQM Program, we will also provide current OQM certified firms with:

  • A letter certifying their participation in the OQM Program that can be used in bid packages
  • A certificate confirming their participation in the OQM Program that can be displayed in place of their current certification; and
  • A statement to replace the OQM logo on their website and in their email signatures.