Amendments made to the Professional Governance Act

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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

Whereas:  BC Landscape Architects are currently regulated under the Architects (Landscape) Act. Whereas:  The BC Society of Landscape Architects submitted an application for designation under the Professional Governance Act on July 7, 2021. Whereas:  S. 85 of the Professional Governance Act requires the Superintendent of Professional Governance to make a decision upon receiving an application … 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


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Whereas:  Home inspectors currently can be certified and registered with the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC, or registered with the Home Inspectors Association BC, or choose not to be registered with either. Whereas:  Home inspectors require a licence from Consumer Protection BC to provide home inspection services. Whereas:  The Deputy Solicitor General, with … 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.

Current Regulatory Body Bylaws Published

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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

Info Bulletin: PGA comes into force

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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

PGA Implementation Expected for Early 2021

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As a result of the recent B.C. election, bringing the Professional Governance Act (PGA) fully into force has been delayed and is now expected for early 2021. The OSPG has worked closely with the designated regulatory bodies to finalize bylaws and align regulatory practices with the requirements of the PGA to prepare for bringing it … Read More