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.

Bylaw Changes

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.

Association of the Chemical Profession of British Columbia (PChem, CIT)

British Columbia Alliance of Aromatherapy (RA)

British Columbia Art Therapy Association (BCATR)

British Columbia Association of Professional Archaeologists (RPCA)

British Columbia Society of Respiratory Therapists (RRT)

British Columbia Veterinary Technologists Association (RVT)
(Formerly: Animal Health Technologist Association of British Columbia (AHTA))

Canadian Information Processing Society of British Columbia (ISP, IPA)

Cardiology Technologists Association of British Columbia (RCT)

Home Inspectors Association BC (RHI)
(Formerly Canadian Association of Home Inspectors (British Columbia))

Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia (RID, RID (Fellow), RID (Charter))

Medical Office Assistants Association of B.C. (RMOA)

Professional Association of Managing Agents (CPRPM)

Planning Institute of British Columbia (RPP)

Shiatsu Therapy Association of British Columbia (RST)

Society of Translators & Interpreters of British Columbia (CT, CCI, CTerm, CCRTI, CCOMI, CMI)

Supply Chain Management Association British Columbia (SCMP)
(Formerly British Columbia Institute of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada)

The Association of Professional Electrologists of B.C. (RE)

The Institute of Management Consultants of British Columbia (CMC)

The Real Estate Institute of British Columbia (RI(BC))

Westcoast Association of Visual Language Interpreters (RSLI, RASLEI, RVLI)