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Continuing Education Program Overview

The first three-year rolling period (60 CE Hours) deadline is June 30, 2024. Review your requirements and deadlines by logging onto your personalized Account Dashboard.

Continuing Education

For an introductory explanation of the Continuing Education (CE) Program and examples of activities which are eligible for CE Hours, watch this video.

Requirements

Professional registrants must complete CE Program requirements in their online account between July 1 and June 30 each year.

Resources

Many resources are available to help with completing CE Program activities including CE Plan templates, CE offerings, checklists and videos, and CE resources for firms.

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.

Applicability

Professional Registrants

The Continuing Education Program is mandatory for all professional registrants.

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.

Professional registrants on medical, parental, or compassionate care leaves can apply for an exemption to the CE Program requirements. Applications must be received by June 30 to avoid late fees.

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. 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, you are still considered a practising registrant and must complete the CE reporting requirements to avoid late fees, suspension, and cancellation.

More Information

For more information on the Continuing Education Program, visit the following pages:

Have a question about the Continuing Education Program? Contact [email protected] or leave a voicemail at 236.521.9154.