The Professional Governance Act (PGA) was fully enacted on February 5, 2021, and provides a regulatory framework for professions in BC. The Agrologists Act was repealed on the same day, February 5, 2021, with the result that BCIA now operates entirely under the PGA, with each regulator having its respective Regulation.
The Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance (OSPG) was established under the Ministry of the Attorney General in June 2019 and began bringing the PGA into force in stages. The OSPG strengthens government oversight while being independent of the ministries that regulate the sectors in which professionals practice. It provides the impartiality needed to create an effective and trusted framework for professional governance. The OSPG is responsible for administering the PGA and for ensuring that best practices for professional governance are implemented.
The PGA brings the five regulatory bodies under a single Act and provides a consistent governance framework for the professions that incorporates the best practices of professional governance. The five regulatory bodies are the BC Institute of Agrologists, the College of Applied Biology, the Engineers and Geoscientists of BC, the Association of BC Forest Professionals, and the Applied Science Technicians and Technologists of BC.
Also, view the page 'Professional Governance Act and the OSPG', located under "About BCIA".
Office of the Superintendant of Professional Governance Resources: