2017 Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) Reporting

Posting Date: 
November 20, 2017 - January 31, 2018

All Certified Members of PIBC are required to complete and report their Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) activities for 2017 CPL activities by: Dec 31, 2017.

If you haven't already done so, be sure to complete your 2017 CPL reporting right away.

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. Be sure to login and report your CPL activities if you haven't already done so.

 

What are the Requirements?

Members are reminded that they are required to undertake and report a minimum of 18.0 CPL Learning Units (normally equivalent to 18.0 hours of learning activities) each year. A minimum of 9.0 Learning Units each year must be from organized or structured learning activities (such as courses, workshops, seminars, conferences, webinars, lectures, organized educational tours, etc.), while up to a maximum of 9.0 Learning Units each year can be from individual or self-directed learning activities (such as reading professionally relevant books & articles, volunteering, self-directed educational tours, etc.).

For complete details on what activites count as valid CPL and how to calculate and report the appropriate Learning Units, please download and review the CPL System Guide here.

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 to PIBC, in advance, with supporting information).

Members who qualify for and are granted an exemption for a particular reporting year are still strongly encouraged to voluntarily report their CPL activities for that year.

How to Report & Review Your CPL?

PIBC has developed an online system for the reporting and storage of members’ CPL activity details through PIBC's online membership system. 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. More information and links are available here.

Questions?

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

News & Media Contact:
Dave Crossley
Executive Director
ph: 604.696.5031
e: dave.crossley@pibc.bc.ca