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.