The deadline for the current CES reporting cycle is June 30, 2020 – that means there are only eight months left to earn and report 36 Learning Units!
The AIBC provides a variety of resources and opportunities to help CES Participants fulfill their obligations every reporting period. An example of one of these resources is the AIBC’s Recognized Educational Provider (REP) program. This article will provide an overview of the REP program, and how it can help CES Participants meet their education requirements.
Established in the early 2000s, the REP program was created to provide a wider variety of professional development opportunities to CES Participants.
Through this program, the AIBC reviews and approves learning activities that are hosted by external organizations, such as educational institutions or architectural firms. REP activities are delivered in a variety of formats, such as lunch and learns, local conferences, industry events, online webinars, and more. CES Participants will know if an event was approved through the REP Program as it will be advertised as “AIBC-Recognized”.
It is important to note that only activities that meet the AIBC’s Continuing Education System requirements are approved for inclusion in the REP program. The Institute reviews the content to determine if the session is eligible for continuing education and if it qualifies for Core or Non-core Learning Units (LUs). Through this vetting process, CES Participants can be assured that anything that is part of the REP program has been reviewed and assigned with the appropriate LUs.
How the REP Program can Help CES Participants
There are currently more than 140 active REPs in the program. On average, 20–30 learning activities are available through the program each month, offering CES Participants a wide range of opportunities to meet their learning needs and interests. Upcoming opportunities can be easily found by viewing the AIBC calendar using the “Recognized Educational Provider Courses” filter.
Because REP activities are considered “AIBC-Recognized” and have already been reviewed by the AIBC, there is no need to self-report the LUs. CES Participants simply need to sign-in at AIBC-Recognized events and their attendance will be updated by the AIBC on their behalf. The program is simple, straight-forward and aims to help reduce time that may be spent on self-reporting.
In addition to alleviating administrative efforts for the CES Participant, AIBC-Recognized activities are not subject to the end of reporting period audit as the content has already been vetted by the AIBC in advance.
Have a Question about the Program?
More information about the REP program, along with a complete list of all current REPs can be found on aibc.ca.
If you’re interested in becoming an REP, you can find more information and the application form on the AIBC website.
For all questions related to the program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.