Quality Providers of learning activities are invited to participate with the EIC as Participating Partners by joining EIC’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP). EIC Participating Partners are allowed to issue EIC-accredited CEUs/PDHs and use the EIC logo as confirmation of their accreditation. The purpose of the program is to help engineering professionals identify quality providers and to facilitate record keeping when activities can occur with various providers across Canada. Click here for the application form.
The EIC CEU is defined as “ten hours of participation in a continuing education program organised in compliance with prescribed Standards under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction”. Each CEU is equivalent to 10 PDHs. These CEUs carry significant credibility among the engineering community and are accepted by organisations as a valid demonstration of engineering continuing education activities.
Policy guidelines for EIC’s Continuing Education Recognition Program are available here: “Program Guidelines“. « Cliquez ici pour une version française des : Directives ». A Power point presentation describing the program and how to apply can also be downloaded.
Accredited providers are responsible for the development and delivery of high quality learning activities, in compliance with EIC Program Standards, and participants in these professional development activities earn EIC CEU’s (or their PDH equivalents).
We recommend that engineering professionals ask for their continuing education achievements (CEUs and PDHs) to be recorded in the secure EIC Registry (hosted by EIC’s eLearning Centre). Learning providers accredited by the EIC are required to do so. You can ask other learning providers to seek accreditation for issuance of CEUs. Once accredited providers have registered your CEUs/PDHs with the EIC, we will keep your information confidential and you will be able to freely download a transcript of your registered credits from EIC’s eLearning Centre.
EIC’s Continuing Education Program is endorsed by Engineers Canada, The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada, and the Canadian Academy of Engineering. See attached MediaPlanet article on LifeLong Learning for Engineers.
Single event providers may also apply for permission to award EIC CEUs for their event by completing a single course application form. The cost for a single course accreditation is $175, while accreditation of an entire program of courses costs $720.
CEU Accreditation Program Fees
You can now pay EIC’s Participating Partner/Quality Provider invoices online (via PayPal-secured payment facility).
Once you have received an invoice from the EIC for your fees (annual program fee and CEU/PDH registrations, if any), you can effect payment online via credit card or PayPal account. To do so, simply select in the drop-down menu below the item to purchase and click Add to Cart.