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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

5.Formal Training

Formal training is a structured course or training session. The education provider will award credit for it after you pass a graded examination or assignment.

You earn two CPD points for every hour of formal learning.

A recognized training provider must provide this training. This could be:

  • A university as defined in the University Act, the Royal Roads University Act or the Thompson Rivers University Act
  • An institution as defined in the College and Institutions Act
  • An educational body of another jurisdiction that the Registrar recognizes as equivalent to the above

Or, you can choose a course recognized by the Registrar from one of the following:

  • Canadian Construction Association (Gold Seal Program)
  • Canadian Home Builders’ Association of British Columbia
  • Independent Contractors and Business Association
  • Urban Development Institute of British Columbia
  • A local or regional chapter of an association listed above
  • A registered institution as defined in the Private Career Training Institutions Act
  • An educational body or professional organization, whether in B.C. or another jurisdiction, recognized by the Registrar