Thirteen candidates recently qualified for the specialist designation of Certified Professional (CP) under APEGBC and the Architectural Institute of BC’s (AIBC) Certified Professional Program. The CP Program provides an alternative to the conventional building permit and inspection process used by the cities of Vancouver and Surrey, and other municipalities. Through the program, participating municipalities can issue a building permit on the certification of a recognized registered professional engineer or architect—the CP.
APEGBC and AIBC worked together to deliver the 15-session course, which ran from September 2015 to January 2016. Sessions focused on Advanced Code Knowledge, with emphasis on Part 3 and relevant associated provisions of the BC Building Code and the Vancouver Building Bylaw, as well as topics closely related to CP practice. An intense two-day exam followed the course.
Thirty-five candidates undertook the program. Of the candidates who successfully completed the program, five professional engineers and three architects were granted the CP designation. Five engineers-in-training also successfully completed the program, and will have the CP designation conferred when they achieve Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) status.
AIBC and APEGBC plan to offer the next CP Course in 2017.
The successful candidates are: Christopher Anderson, P.Eng., John Buscemi, P.Eng., Tracy Lee, P.Eng., Tavis McAuley, arch. AIBC, Mark Roozbahani, P.Eng., FEC, Eric Schroeder, arch. AIBC, Boris Turishev, P.Eng., Calvin Wang, arch. AIBC, John Bolduc, EIT, Cecilia Cheung, EIT, Hsin-Hui (Lisa) Fang, EIT, Kai Mikkelsen, EIT, and Naki Ocran, EIT.