Continuing Education Program Overview
For an introductory explanation of how the Continuing Education (CE) Program works and examples of activities which are eligible for CE Hours, watch this video.
Professional registrants must complete continuing education requirements in their online account between July 1 and June 30 each year.
Frequently Asked Questions
Review the FAQs for answers to common questions about the CE Program and for support using our online resources, tools, and technology.
About the Continuing Education Program
The practices of engineering and geoscience are constantly evolving. Continuing education supports registrants in their efforts to stay current with changes, which is necessary for maintaining competency and fulfilling registrants' primary duty to protect the public and the environment with respect to the practice of professional engineering and geoscience.
- The Continuing Education (CE) Program came into effect on July 1, 2021.
- The Professional Governance Act (Act) requires Engineers and Geoscientists BC to develop and implement a mandatory CE Program.
- Obligations under the CE Program are outlined in section 7.6 of the Engineers and Geoscientists BC Bylaws.
- The Guide to the CE Program provides a complete explanation of how the Program works.
The Continuing Education Program is mandatory for all professional registrants.
- See the Requirements webpage for more information.
- Professional registrants who do not meet CE obligations will be subject to late fees, suspension, and cancellation.
A Professional is any registrant who may engage in reserved practice. If you have retired or are no longer providing professional services or advice in BC, and your registration is in good standing you can apply for non-practising status or resignation through your online account to have your CE reporting obligations removed. Before applying, you are encouraged to consult section 3.1.5. of the Guide to the CE Program to understand your requirements for Professional reinstatement.
Individuals Without Practice Rights
Individuals without practice rights must complete the 10-minute Annual Reporting submission between May 1 and June 30 each year and are not required to complete Continuing Education Program requirements. This includes individuals who change their status from practising to non-practising during the reporting and late reporting periods.
Annual Reporting is separate from Continuing Education reporting; see the Annual Reporting webpage for information regarding its applicability and exclusions.
If you are retired or no longer working in BC and have not applied for non-practising status or resignation, then you are still considered a practising registrant and must complete the CE reporting requirements to avoid late fees, suspension, and cancellation.
For more information on the Continuing Education Program, visit the following pages:
- Reporting System: Record CE Hours and meet your requirements.
- Requirements: Explains the requirements of the CE Program.
- Frequently Asked Questions: Answers to typical questions about the CE Program.
- Account Dashboard: Review the status and deadline of requirements.
Have a question about the Continuing Education Program? Contact [email protected] or leave a voicemail at 236.521.9154.