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Acceptable Training for Continuing Professional Development

  1. Overview
  2. Finding Training Opportunities
  3. Checklist Before You Enrol
  4. Documentation & Costs
  5. Formal Training
  6. Informal Training
  7. CPD via Employer Training
  8. CPD via Research
  9. CPD via Education Development
  10. CPD via Suppliers and Service Providers

9.CPD via Education Development

Education curriculum development can also be acceptable for informal learning CPD credit, counting as one CPD credit for every hour of informal learning that you complete. It must involve either developing new curriculum or refining an existing one.

Participation must meet all of these criteria:

  • The curriculum must relate to and be directly linked to one or more of the competency areas listed above.
  • The curriculum development must be directed by an organization or association considered suitable by BC Housing to carry out this activity. This could include: construction associations, government and other public agencies, or other education institutes defined in the University Act, the College and Institution Act or the Private Career Training Institutions Act. You should contact us for guidance if applicability is in question.
  • There must be a formal process for conducting the education curriculum development. In most cases, an education curriculum development committee would be established, with clearly identified objectives, structure and a completion timeline. In rare instances, education curriculum could be developed without a committee, providing there are terms of reference or a contract established by the organization for you.
  • You must retain documentation of your active engagement and a complete outline of the advisory committee’s work. Documentation of participation, including copies of the committee minutes confirming your attendance, would come from the organization or association leading the curriculum development. You don’t need to provide the documentation when you apply for CPD credit, but it must be available for review upon request from BC Housing.

Sometimes, a research committee or education curriculum committee may call upon an industry organization to provide strategic input or comment on new research findings or new or revised curriculum, or to draft industry building standards, such as building code development. Should the industry organization establish a structured review committee and you serve upon it, you can claim CPD credit for that time.

Just like taking part on a formal research committee, the industry organization must have documentation of your active engagement. You must also supply that documentation if we ask for it.