July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2020 Deadline Extended to September 30, 2020
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 and architectural technologists (“CES Participants”) are required to earn 36 Learning Units every two years, consisting of “Core” and “Non-core” units as designated by the AIBC. As of July 1, 2020, and thereafter, the CES Participant category will also include Intern Architects AIBC.
Reporting Period Deadline Extension & Online Learning Roundup
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent cancellations of several AIBC professional development opportunities, the deadline for the July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2020 reporting period has been extended to Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at 11:59 PDT.
CES Participants who are compliant for the July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2020 reporting period can immediately begin earning and reporting LUs for the July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2022 reporting period. The requirements for the July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2022 reporting period remain unchanged.
To support registrants in meeting their continuing education requirements during these unprecedented times, an Online Learning Opportunities Roundup (PDF) was compiled. The list consists of more than 35 different online opportunities through which CES Participants can earn Learning Units. It will continue to be updated as more online sessions become available.
View the Online Learning Opportunities Roundup (PDF)
Bulletins and Guidelines
- Bulletin 80: Mandatory Continuing Education System (CES)
- Bulletin 81: Mandatory Continuing Education System (CES) Canadian Reciprocity Option
- CES Guidelines
The AIBC 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;
- Access to additional PD activities.
Please consult the AIBC Calendar for a comprehensive listing of CES and other course programming.
For more information about the CES, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.