How many learning units do I require?
CES participants are required to earn 36 learning units over the two-year reporting period. Learning units are divided into core and non-core units. For new registrants, the number of LUs is prorated to when a participant registers with the AIBC. See below chart:
|Newly Registered||Total Minimum LUs (Core and non-core)||Minimum Core LUs||Reporting Period Deadline|
|Before the start of the 2-year reporting period||36||16||June 30 of the current reporting period|
|Registered within the 1st year of the 2-year reporting period||18||8||June 30 of the current reporting period|
|Registered during the 2nd year of the 2-year reporting period||36||16||June 30 of the next reporting period|
For more information, please reference Bulletin 80: Mandatory Continuing Education System (CES) Rules and Guidelines Section 3.7 to identify how many LUs are required for the current two-year period.
How do I check the number of LUs I have already earned?
Finding out how many LUs you have earned is easy. Simply follow these instructions:
- Log into your profile here
- Click “My Courses” near the top right-hand side
- Click “transcript” on the left-hand side
Review how many LUs you have earned and calculate how many you still need to complete before the deadline.
Where do I find opportunities to earn LUs?
A wide variety of learning opportunities are offered through the AIBC Recognized Educational Provider (REP) Program. Remember, there is no need to self-report courses approved under the REP program. The AIBC will report these courses directly on your account within 3 to 4 weeks of course completion.
Every year, the AIBC hosts a conference offering a number of core and non-core LU opportunities. There is no need to self-report conference sessions as the AIBC will report on your behalf based on your attendance.
LU opportunities are also available by searching the internet using a search term such as “free architectural continuing education.” These are considered self-reported LUs. Upon completion, you are responsible for self-reporting these LUs online.
Do I need to self-report courses approved under the REP program or sessions offered at the AIBC annual conference?
No. The AIBC will do this on your behalf. Your account will be updated within 3 to 4 weeks of course completion.
How do I self-report LUs?
To self-report LUs, log into your member account and click on “My Courses” in order to access the “Self -Reporting” page.
Please note that self-reported learning units will no longer be labeled as “pending” review by AIBC staff. They will be labeled as “reported” right away.
AIBC staff will, as usual, be reviewing self-reported learning units in accordance with the Rules and Guidelines in Bulletin 80 section 4.2.3. In cases where an AIBC review seeks more information or detail, or re-classifies a self-report in accordance with Bulletin 80, the CES participant will be notified.
I'm an out-of-province architect, what do I need to know about the reciprocity option?
For those who are eligible to report through the Out-of-Province Architects – Reciprocity Option ensure you submit the Declaration of Out-of-Province CES Compliance before June 30, 2016.
You can access the Declaration of Out-of-Province CES Compliance form after you log into your member account and click on “My Courses”. The declaration form appears on the menu on the left side of the page. Declarations can be submitted at any time during the reporting period as long as you are compliant by the CES deadline in your home jurisdiction. You are no longer required to submit by e-mail a transcript showing your CES compliance. At the end of the AIBC’s reporting period we will contact your home jurisdiction for confirmation of your compliance.
For more information, read Bulletin 80 section 3.8 and Bulletin 81: Mandatory Continuing Education System: Reciprocity for Architects Resident and Registered Outside B.C.
What happens if I’m not compliant by June 30, 2016?
AIBC Council Policy 7.2.8 indicates that CES participants who do not earn and report the required LUs to the AIBC by the end of a reporting period will be required to pay a fine to the AIBC and become compliant within 90 days following the conclusion of the reporting period in order to avoid placement of a complaint of unprofessional conduct against the CES participant.
The two-year CES reporting period ends Thursday, June 30, 2016.
In accordance with council’s March 11, 2014 approved motions, as recorded in Bulletin 1: Fees, Fines and Charges, an architect CES participant who does not earn and report the required LUs to the AIBC within the reporting period will be required to pay a fine of $931+GST to the AIBC and become compliant no later than September 30, 2016.
An Architectural Technologist CES participant who does not earn and report the required LUs to the AIBC within the reporting period will be required to pay a fine of $226+GST to the AIBC and also become compliant by September 30, 2016.
- Bulletin 80: Mandatory Continuing Education System (CES) Rules and Guidelines
- Bulletin 81: Mandatory Continuing Education System: Reciprocity for Architects Resident and Registered Outside B.C.
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