Continuing Professional Development
The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program requires APEGS members to complete ongoing professional development activities to maintain and improve their competence. It encourages members to engage in lifelong learning to protect public health, safety and welfare. The program provides tools for members to assess their current skills, knowledge and abilities, determine activities to maintain or enhance them and report completed activities online to APEGS as professional development credits. For more information, navigate to the CPD tab at apegs.ca.
2020 Fall Professional Development Days
Due to the current pandemic, the Professional Development Committee has decided to cancel all in-person courses for the 2020 Fall PD Days. Instead, they will be offering a variety of virtual courses throughout the month of November. For more details and to register visit apegs.ca.
For additional professional development opportunities, please refer to the back cover of this magazine and apegs.ca.
CPD Tip – How to Calculate and Report Professional Practice Credits
Calculating Professional Practice Credits:
To calculate your professional practice credits:
Every 15 hours of professional practice = 1 CPD credit. For example: If you worked 2,080 hours in 2020: 2,080 hours/15 = 139 Professional Practice credits.
Reporting Professional Practice Credits:
You can claim a maximum of 50 Professional Practice credits per year. In the above example, you can report 50 credits online for 2020, bank and track offline the remaining 89 credits and claim them online either in 2021 or 2022.
Online Ethics Module Tip
If you have completed one of the APEGS ethics modules, please remember to download and save a copy of your Certificate of Completion to use as your proof of completion.
Important Notice – 2020 CPD Variation
As per Section 5.2 of the CPD Program Document, the deadline to apply for a 2020 CPD Variation is September 30, 2020. APEGS will not accept 2020 CPD Variations after this date.
If you will not be able to meet your 2020 CPD requirements and have missed the Variation Application deadline, you must submit a CPD Remediation Plan. For more information regarding the CPD Remediation Program, please refer to Section 6 of the CPD Program Document and the APEGS website.
Looking for Ethics Training?
Of the many ways to get your annual ethics credit, here are two free online options that APEGS provides to help members who are working remotely:
• Module 1 - Professionalism and Ethics
• Module 2 - Conflict of Interest
For more information and to access the module, please visit the CPD tab at apegs.ca.
Does Your Next Meeting Need An Ethics Topic?
Starting on September 1, 2020, the Professional Development Committee is offering monthly ethics moments to its members for use in meetings.
When an ethics moment is included in the minutes of a meeting, along with the start and end times of the ethics moment discussion and a record of attendance, this time can count as part of the member’s annual ethics requirement.
If you would like this month’s ethics moment, please email email@example.com.