|Last Updated: May 9, 2013
This page contains information about the Countinuing Professional Development (CPD) Program at Engineers Nova Scotia. If you require further information, please contact Kris Dove, Director of Professional Development at (902) 446-8210 or by EMAIL.
Results of the CPD Program Evaluation (Survey)
In November, 2011 we sent the evaluation to 3,228 members, and 895 responded (27.8% response rate). The feedback will be valuable in strengthening the CPD program for members. You can see a summary of the results here. A follow-up of this evaluation will be done in late 2013.
Check the Events Calendar here for further information on CPD sessions and registration information.
CPD Program Details
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 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 who wish to keep professional development records for their own purposes can do so; however, Engineers Nova Scotia does not require copies of these records, except for disciplinary or audit purposes.
The following groups of members are exempt from the program.
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 2013, invoices were sent to members starting mid-November, 2012. 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 Dashboard” 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 - Word or PDF
- Engineers Canada Professional Development Guidelines
- Questions and Answers document - Word or 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 Kris Dove, P.Eng., Director of Professional Development.