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3.1 Will there be a requirement to identify a Responsible Registrant for each discipline area as is the approach used by Engineers and Geoscientists BC?
3.2 For an engineering firm with an environmental services group, do we (as a firm) need to apply for a permit to practice number? (again as per EGBC), will we have a separate number or use the EGBC number?
3.3 What is the timing for firm registration, if required?
3.4 When is the Regulated Firm aspect of the PGA expected to be rolled out??

Currently Engineers and Geoscientists of BC are the only regulator who regulates firms. (The Architects Institute of British Columbia will be the other regulator once they are brought under the Professional Governance Act.) The College continues to sit on the Advisory Committee on Firm Regulation with all our regulatory partners to monitor and advise on EGBC’s initiative. A key principle of this committee is to ensure that there is a streamlined and consistent approach to regulating firms.

At this time the College’s primary objective is the successful implementation of the Professional Governance Act, and most importantly reserved practice. We estimate it being at least five (5) years before starting to develop what firm regulation may look like for the College. This work will be done in collaboration with regulatory partners and firms.

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