The Professional Governance Act (PGA) requires programs to encourage reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.  

Foundational Indigenous Peoples Awareness Course Criteria

Acceptable foundation courses on Indigenous Awareness should be no less than one-day (6 hours) or a combination that totals 6 hours.  

  • Foundational content should include the following:  
    • BC Indigenous history, including residential schools
    • Colonization and its impacts
    • Understanding Indigenous perspectives - racism, misconceptions, cultural safety
    • Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples – respect, protocols, UNDRIP
  • The course must provide a certificate of completion or proof of attendance

Registrants who currently work in a position specifically with Indigenous Peoples or training, i.e., Agrologist in Indigenous Peoples Relations, may be granted exemptions. Contact the Deputy Registrar to verify if your work qualifies you for an exemption.

List of Indigenous Peoples Awareness Training courses available  (under Registrant Resources)

How to declare Indigenous Peoples training for Professional Development  (under Registrant Resources)


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