Latest Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) Updates
The PIBC Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) System is designed to be user-friendly and flexible for professional members while accomplishing the collective goals 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 professional planning in BC and Yukon. Key attributes of the CPL system include flexibility and easy online reporting of CPL activities by members.
Please be aware, that due to the usage of the new Membership Database System the CPL reporting function has changed.
CPL reporting with the new database:
It will be now reported per cycle - similar to reporting period or reporting year (Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2022 / Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2023)
There won’t be a dropdown box for PIBC events any longer. Please copy & paste for the 2022 Reporting year from the provided Excel sheet 2022 PIBC CPL Events.
You will be limited per cycle to report the required 18 CPL units, which needs to include a minimum of 9 structured units + can include up to a maximum of 9 non-structured units.
You will be able to either change any current entries by clicking on the pen on the right or to delete by clicking on the red X.
If you have reached the limit of 18 units for the current cycle it won’t allow you to add anything more into the same cycle.
If you have reached the limit of 18 units for the current reporting cycle and you have included the minimum of 9 structured units, you will be allowed to report up to a maximum of 9 structured units from your current reporting year into the next year’s cycle (similar to former carry forward rule / please watch the Video ‘How to report in the new database" below).
Please don’t worry about any former year's CPL amount info shown in your online profile, since due to the data transfer there could be some carry forward units amounts missing to be added in the total amount. It will take us too much time to fix any CPL info backwards. We focus on the 2022 info and anything in the future.
PIBC staff will add any missing carry forward units from 2021 into your member profile by latest December 31, 2022.
How to report in the new database: https://vimeo.com/765830946
Members looking to report the 2022 annual conference sessions for CPL credit can download the document below and can copy & paste the session titles for their 2022 CPL reporting into their profiles.
Please find all 2022 PIBC CPL Events including conference sessions in the following document: 2022 PIBC CPL Events
Current CPL Reporting Deadline
The next reporting deadline for the current period for Candidate & Certified members is December 31, 2022.
Please be aware to apply for on leave status (allowed min 6 months to up to 24 months for Candidate & Certified Members) for special circumstances (such as medical leave, maternity or paternity leave or unemployment etc) to be exempt for the CPL Reporting for that time-frame.
Without any given info about special circumstances (email is sufficient), PIBC staff will assume you are required to report normally by the December 31 deadline of the given reporting year.
Helpful Quick Links for CPL Program & Reporting Information
- Access and review the complete detailed PIBC CPL System Guide
- Access the Online CPL Reporting Form using your existing PIBC-CIP online member login.
- Access and review step-by-step CPL Reporting Instructions on how to report CPL activities online
- For technical online issues: you can send us your CPL reporting information (such as who hosted the event, the title of the event, when and where details, etc.) in an Excel spread sheet and email to email@example.com, if needed.
- Access the About the CPL Program page for detailed information about the CPL program.
- Access the CPL Reporting Info page for detailed information on reporting requirements and instructions.
- Access the CPL FAQs page for specific key CPL questions and answers.
To support accessible CPL opportunities for members PIBC offers (and will continue to offer) a variety of online webinars and other virtual content throughout the year.
In addition to PIBC’s online webinars and learning activities, members can also access relevant learning opportunities from other external organizations, including on-demand CPL content through CIP's Professional Learning HUB and OPPI's Digital Learning Site as examples.
PIBC 2022 Annual Conference Sessions & CPL Reporting
All regular conference sessions (depending on the In-Person or Online option) from the 2022 annual conference are eligible with a paid registration for CPL credits that can be reported by members.
With the new database: Members looking to report the 2022 annual conference sessions for CPL credit can download the agenda “CIP/PIBC 2022” and copy & paste the session titles for their 2022 CPL reporting into their profiles.
Members wish to login and access the online CPL reporting form should click here to go to the PIBC Member Login page.
Please be aware, that we will get a new membership database system later this year and access to your online member profile will be restricted during the transfer period. Please use the Excel Reporting form, if needed.
Technical Issues with Online Reporting
To minimize the possibility of technical problems during the online CPL reporting process, members should be sure to accept the PIBC website and cookies policy if prompted when visiting the PIBC website to login. Additionally, members are encouraged to enter and save each CPL activity individually to avoid the potential for data to be lost if there is a problem with the online reporting form.
Members who encounter any significant technical issues with the online reporting form should contact PIBC right away for assistance.
For technical online issues, you can send us your CPL reporting information (such as who hosted the event, the title of the event, when and where details, etc.) in an Excel spread sheet and email to firstname.lastname@example.org, if needed. This information must be submitted and received in good order and on time. For any questions or to submit CPL reports separately, please email email@example.com.
CPL Reporting Exemptions
Candidate & Certified Members are reminded to report their CPL activities and learning units regularly and on time before the December 31st deadline each year. Members are strongly encouraged to report each of their activities as they complete them throughout the year to avoid any last-minute end-of-year reporting rush.
Members are also reminded that only members who have applied for and been granted leave from active membership by PIBC, or who have otherwise requested and been granted a specific one-time waiver due to extenuating individual circumstances, may be exempt from CPL reporting requirements for a particular limited period of time.
Additionally, members with certain membership status or within certain membership categories (as designated by the Board) are exempt from the CPL requirements. These include: Student members, Retired members, Pre-Candidates, Honourary members and members formally granted leave from active membership.
CPL Information & Links
For complete and detailed information on the CPL program be sure to click, download and carefully review the PIBC CPL System Guide. For technical instructions on how to report CPL activities and learning units online, be sure to click, download and carefully review the step-by-step CPL Reporting Instructions.