Professional Practice

APEGBC regulates the practices of professional engineers and geoscientists for the safety of the public and protection of the environment through proactive regulatory tools and by providing practice support.

Professional Practice FAQ

Frequently asked questions about professional practice.
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Professional Practice Guidelines

Access APEGBC professional practice guidelines, Quality Management Guidelines, as well as guidelines from other associations.
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Quality Management Guidelines

APEGBC has developed Quality Management Guidelines to assist members to meet their quality management requirements under the Engineers and Geoscientists Act and APEGBC Bylaws.
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Organizational Quality Management Program

The Organizational Quality Management (OQM) Program improves the quality management of professional engineering and geoscience practices at the individual and organizational level. This voluntary program includes certification for organizations.
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Practice Review Program

The Practice Review Program is intended to be an educational and professional development process for the benefit of members and licensees, as well as a proactive quality assurance check on their practices.
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School Seismic Upgrade Program

A collaboration between APEGBC, the Ministry of Education, UBC, the BC engineering community, and international experts resulted in the development of the award-winning Seismic Retrofit Guidelines which use a performance-based approach for the seismic assessment and retrofit of BC school buildings.
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Corporate Registration

APEGBC protects the public by requiring businesses that wish to use restricted or trademarked words in their business names to obtain consent from the association prior to registration/incorporation.
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Professional Practice Related Committees

APEGBC has various committees appointed by Council to advise the association, other organizations, government ministries, and related professional bodies on matters related to the practices of professional engineering and professional geoscience.
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Practice Related Agreements

Practice Related Agreements between APEGBC and other associations.
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Professional Geoscience Mobility Agreement

The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC) and the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO) have signed a mobility agreement that allows short-term practice (also known as “incidental practice”) in one province on the basis of registration or licensure in the other.
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Sustainability Resources

Learn more about how to implement sustainability in your professional practice.
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Technical Bulletins

Technical Bulletins published by APEGBC.
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Find information on various professional practice topics.
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Contact OQM
Questions regarding the APEGBC Organizational Quality Management Program may be directed to:

Kelly Dayman
Organizational Quality Management Administrator
Phone: 604.639.8184
Toll-free:  1.888.430.8035 ext. 8184

Lina Bowser
Manager, Quality Assurance Programs
Phone: 604.412.4862
Toll-free:  1.888.430.8035 ext. 4862
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