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. Discounted early pricing will expire on October 15, 2019.
The CP Program, which is used in Vancouver, Surrey, and other municipalities, is an 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, and on CP practice.
The 2020 CP Course schedule consists of 12 full-day sessions on Wednesdays, from January 8 to April 8, 2020, and two full-day exams on April 22 and April 29, 2020. The course will be held at AIBC’s office in Vancouver. A limited number of seats are available via webcast. The CP Course cost is $4,900 until October 15, 2019, and $5,300 until December 3, 2019.
To register for the course, visit AIBC’s event registration page.
Potential participants are encouraged to explore the possibility of partial grant funding for the course, through the BC Employer Training Grant. Applications for this grant open November 4, 2019. To learn more, visit the Government of BC’s Workforce Training Stream webpage. If you register for the CP Course but your grant application is denied, you may apply for a refund per our Cancellation Policy.
Although anyone may take the course, only architects and engineers may practise 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.
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