On November 8, 2022, AIBC Council approved revised Council Rules 5: Continuing Education System (CES), and they are now in effect. The rules were initially approved, in principle, by Council in September, with the notification period taking place from September 15 until October 15, 2022.
The revisions to Council Rules 5 incorporate mandatory continuing education requirements for learning related to Indigenous history, Truth and Reconciliation and/or engagement (‘Indigenous Peoples Learning’). A minimum of two Core Learning Units (LUs) are required to be earned each reporting period, starting this current 2022–2024 period. As previously shared, mandatory continuing education programs that support Indigenous reconciliation are required under the Professional Governance Act (PGA), and the AIBC is pleased to see the embedding of Indigenous reconciliation in professional legislation. While the AIBC’s transition to the PGA is still ongoing, the updates to Council Rules 5 were implemented at this time to give CES Participants adequate time to comply with the new requirement.
Key Changes to Council Rules 5: Continuing Education System (CES)
- A minimum of two Core LUs related to Indigenous Peoples Learning are mandatory each reporting period.
- These two Core LUs are included within the minimum 16 Core LUs requirement.
- LUs for this mandatory requirement cannot be carried forward. They must be earned and reported each reporting period.
- Indigenous Peoples Learning can be completed through external providers and can be self-reported. It does not need to be taken through the AIBC.
- Architects AIBC who elect to complete CES requirements via the Canadian reciprocity option must also fulfill this new learning requirement and report it directly to the AIBC.
The AIBC is committed to supporting CES Participants meet these new requirements, and a list of recommended course offerings regarding Indigenous Peoples Learning is now available. Indigenous Peoples Learning will also be highlighted in AIBC-Delivered offerings such as at Conference, PD Day, and the PD Series. Registrants are also able to seek out their own learning activities on this topic and self-report.
- Updated: Council Rules 5: Continuing Education System
- New: Indigenous Peoples Learning Resources
- Updated: Bulletin 80: Mandatory Continuing Education System (CES)
- Updated: Bulletin 81: Mandatory Continuing Education System (CES) Canadian Reciprocity Option
- Updated: Practice Guideline: Continuing Education System (CES)
- New: CES FAQs – Indigenous Peoples Learning Requirement