The Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance (OSPG) has completed its investigation (assessment) of the landscape architecture profession following a designation application from the BC Society of Landscape Architects (BCSLA) to consider inclusion of landscape architecture under the Professional Governance Act (PGA). The intentions report provides a summary of OSPG’s investigation process, including engagement … Read More
The Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance (OSPG) has filed its third annual report with the Clerk of the legislature. The 2021-2022 Annual Report provides an in-depth look at the year in review. This includes an overview of the work completed in the first year of full operations under the Professional Governance Act (PGA), … Read More
Notice is provided of recruitment for three upcoming lay councillor vacancies to be appointed to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) council. A pool of candidates will be established for the lay councillor vacancies that will coincide with the transition of AIBC to the Professional Governance Act (PGA) later this year. AIBC serves and … Read More
To improve consistency and best practices across registered professions, David Eby, Attorney General, proposed amendments to the Professional Governance Act that received royal assent on June 2nd. Read about the changes in the April 25th, 2022 BC Government news bulletin here.
New Reserved Practices Established for the College of Applied Biologists and the BC Institute of Agrologists. The Professional Governance Act (PGA) provides for regulated professions to have practice rights. Currently each of the five regulatory bodies under the PGA have title rights, meaning that only registered professionals may use the titles granted to them by … Read More
The Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance and Engineers and Geoscientists BC are pleased to announce the regulation of professional engineering and professional geoscience firms beginning July 2, 2021. Under the new provincial Professional Governance Act (PGA), entities that engage in the practice of professional engineering or geoscience as part of their operations, including … Read More
The Superintendent of Professional Governance will be undertaking an investigation of the governance of the profession of Home Inspection. Home inspectors are currently licensed by Consumer Protection BC (CPBC), and they can choose to register with either the Home Inspectors Association of BC (HIABC), or the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC). The … Read More
The Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance has been giving presentations recently on the Professional Governance Act implementation and changes in professional governance in BC. You can watch the presentation or view the associated slide deck. You can read more about these efforts on our engagement page.
Over the past year, the regulatory bodies have been working to update their bylaws and bring them in line with the requirements of the PGA. After a rigorous review process, the bylaws have now been made official through filing with the Minister and being declared in-force by the superintendent. The bylaws for all regulatory bodies … Read More
The Professional Governance Act and supporting regulations come into force on Feb. 5, 2021. The current legislation governing the designated professions will be officially repealed at that time. The new legislation standardizes how regulatory bodies govern their registered professionals including expectations on codes of ethics, continuing education, reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and transparency in their … Read More