CES Deadline Reminder and Updated Bulletin 80

AIBC Continuing Education System (CES) participants are reminded of the June 30, 2012 reporting deadline.

The third edition of Bulletin 80: Mandatory Continuing Education System Rules and Guidelines has now been published and is available online. This third edition supersedes its predecessor to incorporate updated policies adopted by AIBC Council; to provide further guidance and clarity from experience regarding the intent and values of the CES; and to address the two-year reporting period which harmonizes with the national continuing education program effective July 1, 2012. Adjustments have also been made to improve syntax, remove obsolete provisions, and update the bulletin’s organization.

Revisions or clarifications of significance, as indicated throughout by a sidebar, include:

– Definition of CES participants; – Method for requesting exemptions or extensions;
– The CES two-year reporting period obligations beginning July 1, 2012;
– The CES reporting requirements for newly registered CES Participants;
– Explanation of the reciprocity option for B.C.-registered out-of-province architects;
– Clarification of learning units for voluntary service; and
– Clarification of appendix lists for core and non-core topic areas.

The third edition of Bulletin 80 is now in effect. CES participants are strongly urged to read the bulletin in its entirety.

If you have any questions about the AIBC CES reporting requirements, the reporting process, or regarding the revised Bulletin 80, please contact Professional Development Coordinators Aleta Cho (acho@aibc.ca) or Linda Nielsen (lnielsen@aibc.ca).