The Certified Professional Course, including successful completion of the exams, is required for architects and engineers to become certified professionals under the CP Program. This is an alternative to the conventional building permit and inspection process used by the cities of Vancouver and Surrey, and other municipalities.
The course consists of 12 full-day seminars, scheduled to take place Wednesdays beginning January 11, 2017, and two eight-hour exams, scheduled for April 26 and May 3, 2017. In addition, two optional exam preparation tutorials are included.
Those interested in becoming CPs are required to attend the sessions, complete two projects, and pass all exams.
The course is offered live at the AIBC offices in downtown Vancouver and remotely via WebEx. Participants attending remotely are responsible for their Internet connections. Although most of the course may be taken remotely, attendance in Vancouver is required for two site visits and the two days of exams.
The course is intended for architects, engineers, and others with a strong knowledge of Canadian building codes and experience in the building construction industry. Although the course is open to all, only architects and engineers can become CPs.
Space is limited. Registration closes January 6, 2017.