All qualified building and plumbing officials are required to provide evidence of completing their continuing professional development (CPD) obligations and submit their 2022 Annual Report by December 31, 2022.
If you have outstanding points, there are still several ways for you to earn them before end of the year:
In addition to these opportunities, qualified officials can also earn points by completing professional development offered by employers, industry and professional associations, learning institutes, and other organizations that relates to established competencies.
If you will be unable to earn your outstanding points before end the end of 2022, you may apply for a one-month grace period, which will give you until January 31, 2023 to complete your CPD points. Grace period applications are found on the ‘Applications’ page of the member portal. The application is due by December 15, 2022 and the fee is $75.
If you do not have a grace period approved by December 15 or are unable to earn your remaining 2022 points by the end of year, your qualifications will be removed from the online register of qualified officials on the Association website pursuant to 12(5) of the Act. If this occurs, you will no have legal authority to make decisions about compliance with building regulations on behalf of local authorities.
Please note that submitting evidence of completing CPD points and submitting an annual report are separate requirements but both must be completed by December of each year. Any official who is approved for a grace period will also have until January 31 to submit their 2022 annual report.
Annual report submissions are verified against CPD information submitted by qualified officials. For this reason, please ensure that CPD records for 2022 are complete before submitting your annual report. Your 2022 annual report can be found on the ‘Annual Reports’ page of the member portal.