Begin compiling your application information.
1. Identify a Responsible Registrant for your firm.
Firms must identify at least one Responsible Registrant who will acknowledge responsibility for the firm and complete the application on the firm’s behalf. The Responsible Registrant must be an engineering or geoscience professional who will be responsible for ensuring that the firm’s practice meets ethical, quality management, and continuing education requirements. They will also serve as a point of contact for practice reviews, audits, and investigations. Firms can identify more than one Responsible Registrant if needed (e.g. a large firm with multiple lines of business might designate a different Responsible Registrant for each area of practice).
2. Identify a Responsible Officer for your firm.
Firms must identify one Responsible Officer (may be the same individual as the Responsible Registrant). The Responsible Officer is the executive lead for their firm. This person does not need to be a registered engineering or geoscience professional but must have the authority to make binding decisions on behalf of the firm.
3. Build your firm’s Roster.
Identify all staff (including contract staff) who are registered with Engineers and Geoscientists BC and other regulators under the PGA, including P.Eng., P.Geo., P.L.Eng, P.L.Geo, EIT, and GIT. During the application process, you will need to provide their names and Engineers and Geoscientists BC ID numbers or License numbers.
4. Confirm your firm’s areas of practice.
Identify all areas of practice for which the firm offers services.