CES Deadline: June 30, 2024
The AIBC’s Continuing Education System (CES) was introduced in 2001 in response to the profession’s recognition of its own needs and the public’s increasing expectation that architects remain current with contemporary technology, business practices, methods and materials. The requirement to comply with the CES was adopted as AIBC Bylaw 30.2, by member vote at the 2001 AIBC Annual Meeting and approved thereafter by the provincial government.
All architects, architectural technologists and intern architects (“CES Participants”) are required to earn 36 Learning Units every two years, consisting of “Core” and “Non-core” units as designated by the AIBC.
*NEW REQUIREMENT for 2022-2024 Reporting Period*
As of November 8, 2022, a minimum of two Core LUs related to knowledge on Indigenous history, Truth and Reconciliation, and/or engagement (‘Indigenous Peoples Learning’) must be earned and reported each reporting period, beginning in the 2022-2024 reporting period. For this learning to be considered Core, it must be a structured activity.
Overview of New Requirement
- 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 self-report it directly to the AIBC.
For more information about the new requirements, please refer to the FAQ document.
CES Compliance as an Administrative Matter
Under the Professional Governance Act, CES non-compliance will be addressed as an administrative matter, rather than as a professional conduct complaint. This means that after an appropriate amount of notice and reminders, the suspension/cancellation of a registrant’s registration can take place for those who fail to complete CES requirements.
Bulletins and Guidelines
- Bulletin 80: Mandatory Continuing Education System (CES)
- Bulletin 81: Mandatory Continuing Education System (CES) Canadian Reciprocity Option
- Practice Guideline: Continuing Education System (CES)
The Architectural Institute of British Columbia is committed to the success of CES Participants in completing their educational requirements, through provision of:
- AIBC Courses;
- Recognized Educational Provider (REP) Program;
- AIBC Conference and Confab;
- Online Learning Opportunities Roundup
- Indigenous Peoples Learning Resources
- Access to additional PD activities.
Please consult the AIBC Calendar for a comprehensive listing of CES and other course programming.
CES Administrative Functions
- Review your CES Transcript
(View Registrant Portal Quick Guide – Review a CES Reporting Period Transcript for more information)
- Submit a Self-report
(View Registrant Portal Quick Guide – Submit a Self-Reported Educational Activity for more information)
- Submit a Declaration of Out-of-Province CES Compliance
(View Registrant Portal Quick Guide – Submit a Declaration of Out of Province CES Compliance for more information)
- Register for an AIBC Event or Course
(View Registrant Portal Quick Guide – Register for an AIBC Event for more information)
For more information about the CES, please email email@example.com.