The Limited Licence is a professional licence, allowing an individual to practice engineering or geoscience within a clearly defined scope. Limited Licence holders are permitted to use the titles Engineering Licensee or Geoscience Licensee, which can be abbreviated to Eng.L. or Geo.L.. An individual who holds a Limited Licence can engage in the practice of professional engineering or professional geoscience in a manner consistent with the scope of their licence and according to the provisions of their licence.
- Include a copy of their licence with any proposal they make.
- Provide a copy of their licence to the client at the commencement of any contract or work. (Note: Additional copies need not be submitted if subsequent work is with the same client)
- Provide a copy of their licence to their employer (as applicable).
- Immediately communicate changes in their status to all interested parties.
A person authorized to use the titles Engineering Licensee or Geoscience Licensee can issue letters of assurance provided that it is within the scope of their licence, a copy of the scope is included with the letter, and also providing that the authority requesting the letter finds it acceptable. These authorities have the sole discretion to decide if they will accept Letters of Assurance from a Licensee, not Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
Further, it is always incumbent upon a Licensee to ensure that all interested parties fully understand that they have a Limited Licence and a practice scope with limitations. If a Licensee ever suspects that a person believes them to be a professional engineer or professional geoscientist, this misconception must immediately be rectified. This principle of disclosure includes professional services categorized as 'informal advice' and services provided verbally, electronically, or by similar means.
Notice: The information provided in the Membership Directory has been provided solely for the purposes of public interest related to the practice of professional engineering and professional geoscience. All other uses are strictly prohibited and any unauthorized use may be subject to action by Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia.