Occupational Title Societies
An occupational title society (OTS) is a special society established under the previous Act (Society Act) that has as one of its purposes the representation of the interests of an occupation or profession. OTS members have the exclusive right to use registered occupational titles or initials.
Existing OTSs are permitted to continue under the Societies Act but no new registrations are allowed.
An OTS must obtain written consent of the registrar before changing bylaw provisions relating to the following:
- Qualifications for admission to membership or a class of membership
- Courses of study and examinations for members or applicants for membership
- The conduct of members, ethics and standards of practice
- Suspension, expulsion or other penalties for misconduct, incapacity or incompetence of members
Active Occupational Title Societies in B.C.
APB - Association of Professional Biology
Association of the Chemical Profession of British Columbia
British Columbia Alliance of Aromatherapy
British Columbia Art Therapy Association
British Columbia Association of Professional Archaeologists
British Columbia Association of Speech/Language Pathologists and Audiologists
British Columbia Society of Respiratory Therapists
British Columbia Veterinary Technologists Association
Canadian Information Processing Society of British Columbia (CIPS BC)
Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors, B.C. Branch
Cardiology Technologists Association of British Columbia
Home Inspectors Association BC
Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia
Medical Office Assistants Association of B.C.
PAMA, Professional Association of Managing Agents
Planning Institute of British Columbia
S.T.I.B.C. Society of Translators & Interpreters of British Columbia
Shiatsu Therapy Association of British Columbia
Supply Chain Management Association British Columbia
TAPEBC, The Association of Professional Electrologists of B.C.
The Institute of Certified Management Consultants of British Columbia
The Real Estate Institute of British Columbia
Westcoast Association of Visual Language Interpreters