Professional Governance Act & the OSPG



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 The Agrologists Act was repealed on the same day, February 5, 2021, with the result that BCIA now operates entirely under the PGAwith each regulator having its respective Regulation.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: 

Practice Rights (reserved practice)

OSPG PowerPoint Presentation at the BCIA 2021 AGM

Duties of Regulatory Bodies under the PGA

Office of the Superintendant of Professional Governance Website 

OSPG 2020-2021 Annual Report

OSPG 2019-2020 Annual Report

OSPG-Related News:

BC Cabinet Grants Reserved Practice Rights to Professional Agrologists, September 2021

President's Special Report:  Practice Rights Granted to Professional Agrologists, September 2021

Regulated Practice and Title Rights, February 2021

Full Enactment of the Professional Governance Act, February 2021

Duty to Report under the Professional Governance Act, January 2021         

Practice Rights Update - Professional Governance Act, January 2021

Indigenous Awareness Training Requirement, October 2020         

Visible Employer Information Required of Registrants, October 2020

Lay Councillors Appointed as per Professional Governance Act Requirements, September 2020

Update on the PGA and Regulated Practice Submission, July 2020

Message to BCIA Registrants from Paul Craven, Superintendent of Professional Governance, Oct 2019

BCIA President's Update on Professional Governance Act, March 2019

Summary of the Professional Governance Act by JP Ellson, CEO/Registrar, BCIA, November 2018