Qualified Professional Definition:
Members of ASTTBC who are currently in good standing, and who are registered as an Applied Science Technologists (AScT) are considered to have “Qualified Professional” status. This is subject to a scope of practice that is clearly defined under various government acts and regulations. It is vital that in order to uphold the integrity of the title and profession that these individuals ensure that they meet the requirements of each regulation, as required by the authorities that have jurisdiction over their performing work.
Areas of AScT Practice Recognized for "Qualified Professional"
Qualified Professionals (QP) are recognized in a number of areas to perform specific work. These include specific activities such as:
- Landfill Gas Management including landfill assessment, recommendations and reporting;
- Municipal Wastewater Regulation including wastewater facility designs, plans and studies;
- Reclamation Specialists who conduct activities associated with reclamation, habitats and impacts to habitats, etc.;
- Qualified Environmental Professionals (QEP) in relation to Riparian Area Regulations;
- Qualified Professional as recognized by the Ministry of Transportation in areas related to Highway Design. Specifically, in the MoT 2012 Standards for Highway Construction in the areas of Quality Control (QC Manager), Section 502 Asphalt Pavement Construction (EPS), Section 508 Graded Aggregate Seal Coat (EPS), and Section 515 Hot-In-Place Recycled Asphalt Pavement (EPS).
- Electrical Work Practitioners recognized under the BC Safety Authority Electrical Safety Manager to perform limited scope electrical work related only to discipline and training;
- An Electrical Field Safety Representative (FSR) under the Safety Standards Act to supervise Class A, Class B or Class C electrical work performed by qualified individuals.
For a more detailed description on the areas of Qualified Practice, please follow this link https://asttbc.org/practice/qualified/
Areas of ASTTBC Technical Specialist Practice Recognized for "Qualified Professional"
ASTTBC members who are registered in various Technical Specialist areas of practice are considered to be Qualified Professional (QP) based on provincial or municipal jurisdictions. These members are recognized in a number of practice areas and may perform specific work provided the individual carries recognized credentials that are issued and administer by ASTTBC. These include specific activities in the following regulated areas:
- Registered Fire Protection Technicians (RFPT) - fire protection equipment inspection and testing recognized in 21 different jurisdictions in BC.
- House Inspection (CHI) - Residential home inspectors, new and pre-owned homes. Certified by ASTTBC and licensed through the Consumer Protection BC.
- Onsite Wastewater Practitioner (ROWP) - Planning, installation, and inspection of small onsite wastewater systems. Registration as an ROWP is required in order to perform work in accordance with the Sewerage System Regulation (SSR).
- Site Improvements Surveying (RSIS) - ASTTBC Registered Site Improvements Surveyors may perform work as qualified and allowed through exclusions prescribed by an MOU w/ the Association of British Columbia Land Surveyors (ABCLS).
- Electrical Work Practitioner - Limited scope electrical work related only to discipline and training.
For a more detail description of the areas of Qualified Practice, please follow this link; https://asttbc.org/practice/qualified/