Latest News

2021 PGA Webinar Series: Part 1 and 2 recordings available

Webiner series banner

Join the College for the 2021 Professional Governance Act webinar series covering topics related to the new legislation in BC.

The series will aim to provide information and answer questions about the implementation and ongoing effects of the PGA on the profession of applied biology. You can get started by reading the College's Professional Practice primer, but there are also two recordings available below to review.


webinar series part 1 banner

PGA Webinar Series Part 1: Implementing the Act | February 24, 3-4pm

Join the College for the first in its Professional Governance Act webinar series covering topics related to the new legislation in BC. This session will feature guest speaker Paul Craven, Superintendent of the Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance who will be discussing implementation of the PGA and answering your questions about how it affects you.

VIEW THE RECORDING

Recording time approximately 60 min.

The College has also posted responses from the OSPG to questions posed during the webinar. They can be viewed here.


webinar series part 2 banner

PGA Webinar Series Part 2: The Core of Professional Practice -- The Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct | April 8, 4-5pm

Join the College for the second part in the Professional Governance Act webinar series. This session will discuss the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct – the core of any registrant’s professional practice – and address questions like: what’s changed under the PGA and how do the changes affect you? How did we get here? What constitutes significant harm and what’s duty to report? Tune in to find out!

VIEW THE RECORDING

Recording time approximately 55 min.

Responses to Remaining PGA Webinar Series Part 2 Questions

  • [Regarding Code of Ethics] Scenario 1 or 2: Would this only apply to work completed in BC?

All regulated professionals must adhere to the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (CoEPC) regardless of where the work is taking place.

-- College staff

  • How are we to know if a person is an identified registrant of a regulatory body other than the College?

As mandated through Division 2, Section 31 of the Professional Governance Act, all regulators have a public register that lists their registrants and their status (Retired, on leave, etc.).

-- College staff

  • Related to the non-regulated “professional” question, is there any discussion about bringing arborists and planners under the PGA?

The Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance is responsible for bringing other professions under the PGA.

-- College staff

  • Will an updated [Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct] course be required by all registrants to complete?

As being well informed and in compliance with the CoEPC, Council is considering how best to ensure that all registrants of the College are aware of changes to the CoEPC.

-- College staff