This page contains information about the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program at Engineers Nova Scotia. The CPD Policy and Guideline, which describes the program and its requirements is available HERE. For a recorded overview click HERE. If you require further information, please contact Beth Sollows, Professional Development Coordinator at (902) 446-8210 or by EMAIL.
- Formal Education Opportunities
- Participation Opportunities
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Informal Education Opportunities
Section 5 of the Engineering Profession Act indicates that the objectives of Engineers Nova Scotia specifically include “to assure the general public of the proficiency and competency of professional engineers in the practice of engineering”. Professional engineers are required to maintain their competence in those areas in which they practice. You can find the Engineering Profession Act & By-Laws here.
Under the CPD program, members continue to be responsible for their own professional development. Members must comply with the CPD policy, meaning that they will practice only in their areas of competence. They must show this either by checking a box electronically on their member profile or by another method. Members should keep professional development records for their own purposes; however, Engineers Nova Scotia does not require copies of these records, except for disciplinary or audit purposes. In July 2014 we launched a tool for members to record their PD activities, this is a service we provide you, submission is not required.
The following groups of members are exempt from the program:
o Non-resident members licensed at a Canadian Association
o Life and Honorary Life members
o Retired Non-practicing members
o Members on parental leave and unemployed members (while not practicing).
Note: The program began in January 2011, and corresponds to the yearly billing cycle. For 2016, invoices were sent to members starting mid-November, 2015. Members with a valid e-mail address on file receive their invoice notification by e-mail along with instructions for logging on to the “Member and Company Login” section of our website. Those without an e-mail address on file receive their invoice by paper through regular mail. Payment can now be made electronically through the website. A receipt will be available online for retrieval immediately following payment.
Here is a list of resources that relate to the Engineers Nova Scotia CPD program:
- Engineers Nova Scotia Continuing Professional Development Policy - PDF
-Engineers Canada Professional Development Guidelines
- Questions and Answers document - PDF
- CPD planning form (or PDF) - Use this form to plan your CPD opportunities for the year.
- CPD tracking form (or PDF)- Use this form to track your CPD activities you have completed.
For further information on Professional Development, contact Beth Sollows, Professional Development Coordinator, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.