Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance (OSPG)
Established in 2019 when the first phase of regulations to implement the Professional Governance Act came into force, the Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance (OSPG) oversees five regulatory bodies to ensure qualified professionals are acting in the public interest. The regulatory bodies include ASTTBC along with Engineers and Geoscientists BC (EGBC), Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP), College of Applied Biology (CAB), and BC Institute of Agrologists (BCIA).
The five regulatory bodies regulate nearly 55,000 professionals working in BC across a range of disciplines in the natural resources sector, industry, transportation, construction and real estate industries, among others.
To ensure that decisions made about natural resources and the environment in British Columbia are science-based and in the public interest, OSPG brings independent oversight and helps restore public trust in qualified professionals through transparency and consistency with best practices regarding qualifications, continuing education and potential conflicts of interest.
The OSPG has the power to issue guidelines and directives to enforce compliance with best practices and high professional and ethical standards.
The OSPG reports to the Attorney General and Minister responsible for Housing.
To learn more about OSPG, please visit: www.professionalgovernanceBC.ca