The Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC) is seeking feedback on establishing Reserved Practice1 for Applied Science Technologists and Certified Technicians.

Under the Professional Governance Act, ASTTBC’s Technologists and Technicians are relied upon for their professional judgement and decision making to uphold the public interest in protecting the environment and ensuring safety in the home, workplace, and public settings.

Currently, ASTTBC Technologists and Technicians do not hold reserved practice.

Type of Feedback Collected

In today’s survey, we are asking for your insights on ASTTBC’s Technologists and Technicians, in particular:

  • the tasks and role that they currently fulfill within industry,
  • the risks they undertake, and
  • the type of work that that should be reserved for ASTTBC Technologists and Technicians as well as the type of work that they should not be performing. 

Before we begin, please note:

  • Feedback solicited is only in relation to ASTTBC Applied Science Technologists and Certified Technicians. Technologists and technicians do exist in other disciplines and industries but are excluded from this survey.
  • ASTTBC oversight includes Registered Technical Specialists (e.g. Registered Onsite Wastewater Practitioners, Construction Safety Officers, Building Designers, etc.) – this class is excluded from this Reserved Practice survey.
  • Reserved Practice for ASTTBC Technologists and Technicians is not exclusive from Professional Engineers. Professional Engineers with the requisite knowledge and experience within the ASTTBC Reserved Practice may continue to work under the authority of the Engineers and Geoscientists of BC and reciprocal agreements provisioned through the Professional Governance Act.
  • Our data is stored on servers in both Canada and the USA. By participating in this survey, you’re telling us that you’re okay with your feedback being stored on these servers.
  • ASTTBC registrants completing this survey may claim one (1) hour under the Volunteer activity towards their 2023 continuing professional development (CPD) requirements.

How to Participate

This survey will take approximately 25 minutes to complete.

Feedback will be accepted until Friday, October 20, 2023.

Feedback Deadline Extended to Wednesday, November 15, 2023.

Survey closed – Thank you for your participation.

Questions and Follow Up

All questions and inquiries regarding this survey and can be directed to

1 Reserved Practice means that an individual, with the required technical knowledge and experience of a professional, is required to perform certain aspects of the regulated profession. Professionals with Reserved Practice hold exclusive rights to perform work in their area of practice over individuals who do not hold the required professional designation or members of the general public.