BCAB #1497 - Definition of Registered Professional, Article 18.104.22.168
November 17, 1999
Re: Definition of Registered Professional, Article 22.214.171.124.
This appeal is not concerned with any specific project.
Reason for Appeal
Sentence 126.96.36.199.(1) defines a registered professional as "a person who is registered or licensed to practice as a professional engineer under the Engineers and Geoscientists Act."
The appellant contends that his Limited License to practice engineering entitles him to sign and seal drawings submitted for a building permit.
Building Official's Position
The building official maintains that the drawings must be signed and sealed by a professional engineer registered in B.C. Under their Subdivision and Development Control Bylaw they do not consider a limited license to be acceptable.
Appeal Board Decision #1497
It is the determination of the Board that a person who is granted a Limited License by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC to practice a limited scope of engineering meets the definition and intent of a registered professional as defined in Sentence 188.8.131.52.(1) and required by Section 2.6.
George R. Humphrey, Chair