The Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC (ASTTBC) publishes guidance material to help registrants meet professional practice expectations and obligations under the Professional Governance Act and ASTTBC Bylaws.

This guidance material is provided through professional practice guidelines, standards of practice, and practice bulletins. Registrants are required to regularly review, understand, and meet the intent of all guidance materials that are relevant to their area of practice. In addition to these published guidelines, registrants are expected to stay informed of, and meet, all legal requirements and obligations stipulated by the authority having jurisdiction.

Registrants should only undertake work for which they are registered and competent. Registrants must also only practice independently and/or take professional responsibility for their work when permitted to do so by law.

ASTTBC Practice Guidelines

I. Profession Guidelines

The following professional practice guidelines apply to all ASTTBC registrants:

Continuing Professional Development (Guideline)

Professional Practice and Conduct (Guideline)

Professional Seal (Guideline)

II. Discipline Specific Standards of Practice and Professional Practice Guidelines

Other Practice Guidelines & Resources

The following section lists other related practice resources. It is the responsibility of ASTTBC registrants to ensure sources used in their practice are relevant and applicable

Practice Bulletins

ASTTBC practice bulletins can be accessed here.

All questions related to professional practice, ethics, and practice guidelines may be directed to