2020 CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL COURSE NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION Engineers and Geoscientists BC and the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) are once again offering the popular Certified Professional (CP) Course in early 2020—the only course in the province where professional engineers and architects can become Certified Professionals.
The CP Program, which is used in Vancouver, Surrey, and other municipalities, is an optional alternative to the conventional building permit and inspection process. Through the CP Program, participating municipalities can issue a building permit on the assurances of a CP, who also must be a registered professional engineer or architect. The CP Course focuses on Part 3 and the relevant associated provisions of the BC
Building Code and the Vancouver Building Bylaw (VBBL), and on CP practice. The 2020 CP Course schedule consists of 12 full-day sessions on Wednesdays, from January 8 to April 8, 2020. It concludes with two full-day exams on April 22 and April 29, 2020. There are 45 spots available—35 will be held at AIBC’s office in Vancouver, and 10 will be available Potential participants are encouraged to explore the possibility of partial grant funding for the course, through the BC Employer Training Grant. To learn more, visit workbc.ca and search for Workforce Training Stream . Although anyone may take the course, only architects and engineers may practice as CPs. Intern Architects AIBC and engineers-in-training who meet all course requirements and pass the exams will be able to practice as CPs when they become BC-registered architects or professional engineers. To learn more about the CP program, or to register for the 2020 CP Course, visit egbc.ca/Certified-Professional . Registration closes on December 3, 2019. for attendance via webcast. The CP Course cost is $4,900 until October 15, 2019, and $5,300 thererafter.
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