January 2020

Engineers and Geoscientists BC/AIBC Certified Professional (CP) Course

Status: Advanced registration for this course is now closed. For information, please contact CP Program Manager Teresa Coady, FRAIC, Architect AIBC, at [email protected] or 604.639.8185.
Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM–5:00 PM
Location: Architectural Institute of BC #100 - 440 Cambie Street Vancouver, BC
Cost: Regular Price: $5,300

Registration closes December 3, 2019. Please visit the AIBC website.
Contact: For more information or to register, visit the AIBC website (select “2020” in the year drop down menu), or contact CP Program Manager, Teresa Coady, FRAIC ArchitectAIBC AIA LEED Fellow, at [email protected] or 604.639.8185.
Engineers and Geoscientists BC and the Architectural Institute of BC (AIBC) have been offering the Certified Professional (CP) Course since 2015. The 2020 CP Course is now available for registration to those interested. This course will be based on the 2018 BC Building Code and the 2019 VBBL.

The CP Program is an alternative to the conventional building permit and inspection process utilized by the City of Vancouver and the City of Surrey, as well as some other municipalities. Through the program, participating municipalities can issue a building permit on the assurances of a recognized registered professional (engineer or architect)—the CP. The CP Course focuses on Part 3 and the relevant associated provisions of the BC Building Code and the Vancouver Building By-law, and on CP practice.

The CP Course schedule consists of 12 full-day sessions on Wednesdays from January 8, 2020 to April 8, 2020. There are no classes on February 12 and March 25, 2020. There is 1 half-day tutorial on April 15, 2020. The CP Course concludes with 2 full-day exams on April 22 and April 29, 2020.

There are 35 seats available for the live seminars at the AIBC offices located at #100 – 440 Cambie Street, Vancouver. An additional 10 positions are available for attendance by webcast.

Although anyone may take the course, only architects and engineers may practice as CPs. Intern Architects AIBC and engineers-in-training (EITs) who meet all course requirements and pass the exams will be able to practise as CPs when they become BC registered architects or engineers.

The CP Course cost is $4,900 until October 15, 2019, and $5,300 after October 15, 2019. Registration closes December 3, 2019. Below is the link to the BC Employer Training Grant which may cover up to 60% of your costs: www.workbc.ca/Employer-Resources/BC-Employer-Training-Grant/Workforce-Training-Stream.aspx. You will need to set up a BCeID to use the system.

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