CSAP / EGBC Review of Professional Practice and New Regulation of Firms
CSAP hosted a Special Webinar on Feb 9th at 10 am on Review of Professional Practice and New Regulation of Firms with special guest speaker Stuart Nash of the Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbian (EGBC) and AP Vijay Kallur. While focussing on EGBC’s role and mandate concerning the oversight of professionals and companies, non EGBC members will likely find overlap with their own professional practices and are encouraged to attend.
Stuart Nash, P.Eng. is the Manager of Professional Practice Development and Outreach with EGBC. Stuart discussed the changes to the regulatory landscape for engineers and geoscientists due to the implementation of the Professional Governance Act. He discussed the changes to a variety of regulatory programs coming as part of the new Act, with a special focus on two programs: The new Regulation of Firms – Permit to Practice Program for firms doing engineering and/or geoscience work, and the new, mandatory Continuing Education Program. He reviewed the requirements for the new programs as well as discussed tools and resources for registrants and firms
Vijay Kallur, P.Eng. (Numerical Standards CSAP) is a member of the EGBC Audit and Practice Review Committee and a member of the CSAP Society Discipline committee. EGBC Audit and Practice Review Committee’s primary function is to administer the audit and practice review programs for individual professionals and registered firms in accordance of the Professional Governance Act and EGBC Bylaws. Vijay provided an overview of the typical issues faced by members in professional practice in order to assist CSAP members in proactively managing the parent association’s requirements.