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    The professional inspection process 

    General supervision of the practice

    The OIQ seeks to preserve the well-earned trust of the public toward its members and toward
    the engineering profession. The Professional Inspection Committee is responsible for supervising
    the practice of the engineering profession.

    Inspections are conducted throughout the year. The professional inspection process seeks first
    and foremost to assist an engineer in making any required improvements to his professional practice. During their visits, inspectors check the quality of this practice in the workplace, as well
    as the general manner in which an engineer's files, books and records are kept.

    An inspector may also help the engineer in a number of other ways:

    • He makes the engineer aware of his duties and obligations toward his clients, the public
      and the profession.
    • He explains the importance to the engineer of applying the profession's four fundamental values: competence, ethics, responsibility and social commitment.
    • He encourages the engineer to acquire a personal plan for maintaining and for developing
      his skills.
    • He encourages the engineer to verify his practice and reviews the engineer's files
      in the strictest confidence.
    • He provides the engineer with information on the various forms of unlawful practice of the profession.

      In response to an inspection report or to a complaint, the Professional Inspection Committee also carries out special investigations. If the situation so warrants, the committee may recommend that the Board of Directors restrict the right of a member to engage in professional activities and require the member to successfully complete a refresher training course or program.


    Lodging complaints

    If you believe that an engineer has performed work without being in possession of the necessary skills, you may lodge a complaint with the Professional Inspection Department by writing to:

    Professional Inspection
    Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
    Windsor Station, Suite 350
    1100 avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal
    Montreal (Quebec) H3B 2S2

    Or you can send an email to: insprof@oiq.qc.ca



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    Montréal (Québec) H3B 2S2

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