CPL

Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) Reporting Deadline: The reporting deadline for 2017 CPL activities is: December 31, 2017.

The PIBC Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) System is designed to be user-friendly and flexible for Members, while accomplishing the collective goal of the Institute and its membership – to maintain the highest professional standards and latest knowledge, understanding, skills and abilities relevant to the theory, methods, and practice of planning. A key component of the CPL System and its flexibility is easy online reporting of CPL activities by members.

The Planning Institute of British Columbia has developed an online system for the reporting and storage of members’ CPL activity details through PIBC's online database. For all completed learning activities, members use their PIBC username and password to login, and then use the online CPL reporting form to submit and report their CPL activities and corresponding Learning Units. Members can also view their current summary of CPL activities online.

  • For detailed policy information and guidelines on the PIBC CPL System, please download the complete System Guide.
  • To link to the online CPL reporting form click here. You will be required to enter your PIBC-CIP Member login information.
  • For step-by-step instructions on how to report your CPL activities online click here.

Members are reminded that if you have submitted your CPL activities online through the online CPL Reporting Form, you do not need to submit anything additional to PIBC. Members are also reminded that, in addition to required annual online reporting, they are responsible for maintaining their own back-up documentation and records supporting their professional development activities. PIBC strongly suggests that Members keep their records for the current year plus the immediate previous year.  Any PIBC CPL check or review will be done no later than the year following any self-reporting of a Member’s professional development activities.

Are There Any Exemptions?

In accordance with the bylaws of the Institute, members are required to undertake and report the minimum Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) required. There are, however, a few exemptions for some members in particular individual circumstances. Members are exempt from mandatory CPL reporting for 2017 if:

  • They became a newly Certified Member or were reinstated to Certified Membership after January 1st, 2017, or
  • They were formally 'On Leave' from active membership with the Institute for a portion of the year after January 1st, 2017, or
  • They were a Certified member that transferred in to PIBC from another Institute after January 1st, 2017, or
  • They have been granted a waiver for the current year by PIBC due to special, extenuating individual circumstances (such waivers must be requested in writing, in advance, with supporting information).

Questions?
If you have questions or require assistance with the online reporting system, please contact PIBC.