Peak Engineering Ltd. received its Permit to Practice July 5, 2021 (to be used as of October 1, 2021) by The Association of Engineering and Geoscientist Association of the Province of British Columbia to engage in engineering in British Columbia.
Under the Professional Governance Act, all firms that engage in the practice of professional engineering or professional geoscience are required to have a Permit to Practice. Effective October 1, 2021, Registrant Firms must apply their Permit to Practice number to all authenticated documents. Authenticated documents lacking a Permit to Practice number do not meet the requirements of Bylaw 7.3.7(14) and may be rejected by the receiving party.
According to the Engineering and Geoscientists BC
The Professional Governance Act requires Engineers and Geoscientists BC to regulate firms that engage in the practice of professional engineering or geoscience. Effective July 2, 2021, firms are required to register for a Permit to Practice with Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
Engineers and Geoscientists BC has worked actively, through consultation with government and registrants, to develop a regulatory program that ensures legislative requirements can be met without undue administrative burden on firms, while supporting our shared goal of strengthening public safety and protecting the environment.
These new requirements bring Engineers and Geoscientists BC in line with other regulatory bodies across Canada that uphold responsibilities and requirements for engineering and geoscience firms. It enhances public protection by establishing standards of practice for all firms engaging in professional engineering and geoscience – standards enforced through regular audits to ensure compliance.