Regulatory Agency

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC


The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC) regulates and governs the professions under the authority of the Engineers and Geoscientists Act. The Provincial Government has given this authority to APEGBC to protect the public of British Columbia. APEGBC sets and maintains academic, experience, and professional practice standards for all members.  Individuals licensed by APEGBC are the only persons permitted by law to undertake, and assume responsibility for, engineering and geoscience projects in the province of BC.

APEGBC establishes, monitors and enforces standards of conduct and a code of ethics for its members. The Act provides the legal authority to investigate allegations that a member has fallen below those standards and to take disciplinary action against the member, where warranted.

APEGBC’s complaint procedure describes how a complaint is filed and the investigation and discipline processes. The investigation process and discipline process cannot be used by a complainant to obtain compensation from a member of APEGBC – that is the role of the courts and anyone seeking financial redress from a member should consult a lawyer about their rights and obligations.

The Act also provides members of APEGBC with the right to practice engineering or geoscience and the right to certain titles. It has established an enforcement procedure to take action against individuals who are not members or companies that do not employ members, and are providing or offering to provide professional engineering or geoscience services or are using a restricted title.


Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC
200 - 4010 Regent Street
Burnaby, BC
V5C 6N2

Telephone: 604-430-8035
Toll Free: 1-888-430-8035
Fax: 604-430-8085

Justice Education Society Resources

Early Resolution

Before you appeal to the tribunal, have you tried to work out your situation by other methods? The tribunal process can take a lot of time and may not result in the decision you expected. Use this Early Dispute Resolution checklist to find out if you have tried all avenues available to you. The following videos and PDFs will also help you.

Negotiating a Solution

You’ve prepared for your tough talk, now you’re ready for the next step: negotiation.
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Understanding Disputes

Here’s what’s really going on behind most disputes.
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Preparing for a Tough Talk

Find out how to prepare for a difficult conversation to settle a dispute.
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Choosing a Dispute Resolution Option

Find out about mediation and other ways to resolve disputes.
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Preparing for a Hearing

If you have decided to move forward with the tribunal process, use this Tribunal Hearing Preparation checklist to help you get ready. You may also like to take a look at these videos and PDFs for more about how to prepare your case.

Written Hearings

This video describes the process for submitting your case in writing and what your submission must contain.
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In-person Hearings

Watch a dramatization of what it’s like to make a case at an in-person hearing.
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Telephone hearings

Find out how to prepare to make an effective presentation for a hearing over the phone.
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Hearings: First steps

This video introduces the different tribunal processes, including mediation and settlement conferences.
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