AIBC-registered architects and architectural technologists are reminded that the next AIBC Mandatory Continuing Education System (CES) reporting period deadline is Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. CES Participants have just under one month remaining to earn and report a total of 36 Learning Units (LUs), of which at least 16 must be Core for the July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020 period (deadline extended to September 30 due to the COVID-19 pandemic).
The requirement to comply with the CES is outlined in AIBC Bylaw 30.2. The primary objective of the CES bylaw is to require the ongoing professional development of all CES Participants. Thank you to those who have already completed this important regulatory obligation for the 2018–2020 reporting period.
Unsure how many LUs you still require to be compliant? Check your CES Transcript.
To access your transcript, log into your membership profile and select “My Courses” near the top right side of the page, and then select “Transcript” on the left-hand side menu. The amount of LUs you have acquired can be found at the bottom of the page, along with a breakdown of your Core and Non-core activities.
Still need LUs? Check out these Online Learning Opportunities
The Fall Professional Development Series is beginning on September 15, 2020.! This year, the AIBC is pleased to announce that several of the sessions originally scheduled for the 2020 Conference are being featured at this upcoming PD Series. Full details, including session descriptions, are available on the AIBC website.
The Online Learning Opportunities Roundup is still available. The list consists of over 35 different online opportunities through which CES Participants can earn LUs.
Are you registered in another Canadian jurisdiction? Know your reciprocity option.
Any Architect AIBC who is both registered in another Canadian licensing jurisdiction and compliant with their mandatory continuing education system is deemed to be compliant with the AIBC’s CES requirements in the relevant reporting period. To fulfill the reciprocity option, a declaration form (Declaration of Out-of-Province CES Compliance) can be submitted through your membership profile.
We understand that several Canadian jurisdictions have announced unique extensions and conditions for their CES reporting period deadlines, which may differ from the AIBC. In an effort to streamline the reciprocity option, the AIBC will confirm CES compliancy based on the extension of your declared jurisdiction, provided that your declaration to the AIBC is submitted prior to September 30, 2020.
Review Bulletin 81: Mandatory Continuing Education System (CES) Canadian Reciprocity Option for more information. Note: a declaration must be submitted for each reporting period.
Consequences for CES Non-Compliance – Important Change
A reminder that there is no grace period to pay the CES fine and to earn and report the deficient LUs this reporting period given the three-month deadline extension. As of October 1, 2020, all non-compliant CES Participants will be sent to professional conduct, in addition to the requirement to pay the AIBC Council-mandated CES fine and earn and report all deficient LUs.
Helpful Resources and Contact
- Bulletin 80: Mandatory Continuing Education System (CES)
- Bulletin 81: Mandatory Continuing Education System (CES) Canadian Reciprocity Option
- CES Guidelines
- AIBC Events Calendar
- Online Learning Opportunities Roundup
The AIBC professional services team is available to assist CES Participants. Should you have any questions about your CES requirements, contact us at email@example.com.