Organizational Quality Management Program

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Organizations employing APEGBC professionals have a significant influence on the practice of the professions. To address this influence APEGBC has developed the Organizational Quality Management (OQM) Program 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

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

Benefits of OQM Certification for Customers

  1. The product or service provider has a quality management system endorsed by APEGBC.
  2. OQM certification can be used as selection criteria when procuring engineering and geoscience products and services.
  3. Know that the product or service provider has policies and procedures to ensure:
    • Applicable APEGBC 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 an APEGBC Professional
    • Appropriate field reviews will be conducted during construction or implementation.

Benefits of OQM Certification for Employees

  1. Be exempt from selection for random APEGBC Practice Reviews.
  2. Have an employer who understands and whose policies and procedures support your professional obligations under the Engineers and Geoscientists Act and APEGBC Bylaws.
  3. 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.

OQM Affinity

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

Event Registration

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

Testimonials

View testimonials from organizations who participate in the OQM Program.
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Contact OQM
Questions regarding the APEGBC Organizational Quality Management Program may be directed to:

Kelly Dayman
Organizational Quality Management Administrator
E-mail: kdayman@apeg.bc.ca
Phone: 604.639.8184
Toll-free:  1.888.430.8035 ext. 8184

Lina Bowser
Manager, Quality Assurance Programs
E-mail: oqm@apeg.bc.ca
Phone: 604.412.4862
Toll-free:  1.888.430.8035 ext. 4862
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