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Does firm regulation apply to RPBios or just EGBC?

Currently only Engineers and Geoscientists BC has been granted authority to regulate firms that provide engineering and geoscience services. The College may seek to regulate firms in the future, building upon the experience and lessons learned from EGBC. How multi-disciplinary firms may be regulated in the future is an important policy area that requires further development.

In those instances where a multidisciplinary firm employs professional biologists and engineers, EGBC will only be concerned with the oversight of engineering professionals.

— OSPG staff

The Professional Governance Act (PGA) gives authority to all regulators under the Act – including the College – to regulate firms, however at this point only Engineers and Geoscientists BC (EGBC) is moving forward starting on July 1, 2021. The other regulators are three to five years away from developing a similar program. Before the CAB moves forward with any firm regulation program we will engage with registrants and the public.

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