The AIBC’s Mandatory Continuing Education System (CES) two-year reporting period deadline of Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. is quickly approaching. With only six months left, 25 per cent of CES Participants have met their CES requirements.
Do you still need Learning Units (LUs) or want to get a head start on the next reporting period? Here are six ways to earn LUs:
- Attend the AIBC 2018 Annual Conference on May 7–9, 2018.
Earn up to 15 LUs by attending conference! This year’s theme is Spaces Between, and includes a keynote presentation, plenary session, seminars, workshops and movie night. Registration opens mid-Febuary – make sure to visit the AIBC Annual Conference website for more information.
- Participate in AIBC Recognized Educational Provider (REP) Events
AIBC REP Events have been pre-approved for LUs and attendance is reported on your behalf – convenient and efficient! Upcoming REP events can be found on the Events Calendar. For more information the REP Program and a complete list of AIBC providers, visit our REP webpage.
- Take the Advance Code Knowledge 8-Week Course
Earn all your LUs and get a head start on the 2018–2020 reporting cycle – participants will earn 60 LUs! Offered jointly by the AIBC and Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia, this course is intended for architects and others with knowledge of Canadian building codes and experience in the building construction industry seeking to increase their depth of knowledge and expertise in these areas. Register here.
- Become a Volunteer
Becoming a volunteer is a great way to gain Non-Core LUs and support the architectural community. There are many different architectural volunteer opportunies available including serving on an AIBC Board or committee, becoming a mentor, or serving on a municipal advisory design. View the current list of AIBC volunteer opportunities.
- Read Architecturally Relevant Books and Articles
The reading of architectural publications is an independent activity and time can be self-reported for Non-Core LUs, so long as the content meets the rules and guidelines outlined in Bulletin 80: Mandatory Continuing Education Stystem (CES) Rules and Guidelines (see appendix for examples of eligible topics).
- Attend other Architecturally Relevant Events
Attending a conference or educational event which is not organized by the AIBC or an AIBC REP may be eligible for LUs as long as the activity meets the rules and guidelines outlined in Bulletin 80: Mandatory Continuing Education Stystem (CES) Rules and Guidelines (PDF). When self-reporting the activity, submit as much detail as possible about the activity (learning objectives, session description) and remember to keep the back-up documentation of your attendance.
Have you met your CES requirements for the July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018 reporting period? Review your CES transcript to find out.
More information about requirements can be found in Bulletin 80: Mandatory Continuing Education Stystem (CES) Rules and Guidelines (PDF). If you have questions or are still unsure how you can meet your CES requirements, review the CES Frequently Asked Questions or contact email@example.com.