Jan 4, 2023 - Jan 1, 2024
Infrastructure Resilience Professional Training and Credential
Climate Risk Institute has upcoming professional development opportunities
Climate Risk Institute has training and credentialling opportunities in climate change risk and infrastructure resilience for Engineers. Courses for infrastructure professionals include Climate Change and Infrastructure Risk Assessment – the PIEVC Protocol, Management of Climate Risk for Infrastructure Professionals, Asset Management for Climate Resilience, Climate Law for Infrastructure Practitioners, Climate Smart Policy and Procurement and Applied Climate Science for Infrastructure Practitioners. Courses are offered on a rotating basis. Check CRI for upcoming course dates and links to registration.
Courses are delivered as five-week sessions through an online learning management system, in partnership with Professional and Continuing Studies at Royal Roads University. Courses include self-paced content (including readings, videos, discussion groups, assignments, quizzes) as well as live facilitated sessions with instructors. Courses are led by experts in climate, risk, and asset management. Engineering, policy and procurement, climate law, and adaptation.
Courses will be of interest to engineers and other practitioners who are involved in the planning, procurement, design, operation, maintenance, management or regulation of infrastructure and who need to consider the changing climate in carrying out these activities. Register for individual courses or pursue the IRP credential by taking all six.
Earning a credential as an Infrastructure Resilience Professional
The Infrastructure Resilience Professional (IRP) Credentialling Program is designed to help practitioners strengthen the knowledge and core competencies required to advance climate-resilient approaches for infrastructure planning, design and management. Engineers Canada, the regulatory body responsible for licensing Canada’s 300,000 engineers, initiated the IRP Program in 2016. The Program transferred in 2020 to the Climate Risk Institute (CRI), a Canadian not-for-profit organization specialized in capacity building for climate resiliency; CRI now oversees all related training. The IRP Stewardship Committee - a volunteer body of experts in engineering, infrastructure, climate resiliency, and credentialling - advises on the development and maintenance of the IRP Program.
The IRP Program includes six (6) online courses. These courses and the IRP credential itself help address the rising need for engineering professionals with the required knowledge and competencies to better consider the impacts of severe weather and climate change in the planning, design, construction, and management of infrastructure assets and systems. More information about the requirements for obtaining the credential can be found on our website.