Tranfers Under the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)

Consistent with the terms of the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), the Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC) will certify and register Onsite Wastewater Practitioner who are currently certified/registered/licensed in another jurisdiction in Canada, in accordance with the provisions of these Agreements.

  • To practice in British Columbia as an Onsite Wastewater Practitioner, registration in ASTTBC is required.
  • Additional specific policy requirements for individuals wanting to transfer under CFTA for registration as a Registered Onsite Wastewater Practitioner (ROWP) are:
  • Completion of a Jurisprudence Exam that examines for knowledge of:
  • the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians Act & Regulations of British Columbia and the ASTTBC Code of Ethics
  • the BC Sewerage System Regulation and the Standard Practice Manual for Sewerage Systems (SPM)
  • Completion of a  Letter of Affirmation confirming they have read, understand, and will abide by the ASTTBC Code of Ethics, the B.C. Sewerage System Regulation and the B.C. Standard Practice Manual.
  • Newly Licensed Onsite Wastewater Transferees will also be subject to ASTTBC’s Practice Assessment Program as per all new certified/registered Licensees .