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
- 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.
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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org