CES Reporting Period Deadline: Five Days Remaining to Earn and Report LUs

The AIBC’s Mandatory Continuing Education System (CES) two-year reporting period’s deadline is Monday, June 30, 2014. Take steps to ensure that you will complete your required LUs by checking your transcript and registering for opportunities to earn LUs.

Number of Learning Units Required:
For all CES participants reference Bulletin 80: Mandatory Continuing Education System (CES) Rules and Guidelines section 2.4 – 2.7 to identify how many LUs are required for the new two-year period.

Check Your Transcript:
See how many LUs you need to complete and report prior to the reporting period deadline, June 30, 2014, by checking your transcript online.

Opportunities to Earn LUs:
Check out learning opportunities offered by our Registered Educational Providers (REPs)*.  To find other resources to earn LUs, Google “free architectural continuing education.” Please note, upon completion of non-REP programs, you must self report online.

Report your LUs online:
Log into your profile and click on “My Courses” to access the “Self Reporting” page to report your LUs. Please note that learning units will no longer be “pending” review by AIBC staff.  They will be seen as “reported” right away. CES staff will, as usual, be reviewing reported learning units in accordance with the Rules and Guidelines in Bulletin 80 – e.g. sections 2.2, 2.3 among others. In cases where an AIBC review seeks more information or detail, or re-classifies a report in accordance with Bulletin 80, the CES Participant will be notified immediately.

For those of you who are eligible to report through the Out-of-Province Architects – Reciprocity Option (see Bulletin 80 section 2.8) and Bulletin 81 (Mandatory Continuing Education System: Reciprocity for Architects Resident and Registered Outside BC) make sure you submit the Declaration of Out-of-Province CES Compliance before June 30, 2014. You can access the Declaration of Out-of-Province CES Compliance after you log in to self-report. Note that compliance is required with the continuing education requirements of the designated home jurisdiction on the date the Declaration is submitted to the AIBC, for the home jurisdiction’s current reporting period.  You are also required to submit by e-mail a transcript showing CES compliance in your home jurisdiction’s current reporting period.

* There is no need to self report for courses approved under the REP program

If You Are Not Compliant:
AIBC Council Policy 7.2.8 indicates that CES participants who do not earn and report the required LUs to the AIBC by the end of a reporting period (this year the date is Monday, June 30, 2014) will be required to pay a fine to the AIBC and complete and report the required LUs within 90 days following the conclusion of the reporting period in order to avoid placement of a complaint of unprofessional conduct against the CES participant.

In accordance with council’s March 11, 2014 approved motions an architect CES Participant who does not earn and report the required LUs to the AIBC within a reporting period will be required to pay a fine of $931 to the AIBC and earn and report the required LUs no later than September 30, 2014.  An Architectural Technologist CES participant who does not earn and report the required LUs to the AIBC within a reporting period will be required to pay a fine of $226 to the AIBC and also become compliant by September 30, 2014.

Should you have any questions or require assistance with the online reporting process, contact Professional Development coordinator Aleta Cho at acho@aibc.ca.