Under the Professional Governance Act (PGA), Engineers and Geoscientists BC is required to develop and implement a mandatory Continuing Education (CE) Program. The CE Program began on July 1, 2021, and registrants may now record their CE activities in the recently launched reporting system.
In each 3-year period, practising registrants must complete at least 60 CE Hours, or 20 hours a year on average. All registrants are also required to complete learning activities around ethics and regulations every year. The online reporting system is used to keep record of CE Hours and activities completed by registrants. This record and their individual CE Plan must be updated on an annual basis and CE Hours and activities must be reported annually. The first reporting deadline is June 30, 2022.
In addition to the new reporting system, the CE Program’s first Regulatory learning module is now available for registrants and covers registrant obligations and responsibilities resulting from the implementation of the PGA. The module is one hour in length and is required viewing for practising registrants on an annual basis; non-practising and retired registrants must view at least one Regulatory learning module every three years. Once the module is completed, the CE Hours will be automatically uploaded into the reporting system.
For more information on the CE Program including applicability, areas of learning, and the number of hours required for each category of registrant, visit egbc.ca/Continuing-Education.
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