Quality Providers of learning activities are invited to participate with the EIC as Participating Partners by joining EIC’s Continuing Education Accreditation Program (CEAP). EIC Participating Partners are allowed to issue EIC-accredited CEUs/PDHs and use the EIC logo as confirmation of their accreditation. The purpose of EIC’s CEAP 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 ten (10) Professional Development Hours (PDHs) and may be issued in decimal increments. 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 Accreditation 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 or PDHs. Once accredited providers have registered your CEUs/PDHs with the EIC, we will keep your information confidential and you will be able to freely and privately download a transcript of your registered credits from EIC’s eLearning Centre.
EIC’s Continuing Education Accreditation 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/PDHs for their event by completing a single course application form. The cost for a single course accreditation is $175, while maintaining an accreditation of an entire program of courses costs $800 annually.
CEU Accreditation Program Fees
As a non-profit organization, the EIC strives to deliver its CEU/PDH accreditation program at the lowest possible cost. As of January 2023, the fees to belong to the program are as follows:
- Learning Program Accreditation: $800 per annum
- CEU/PDH Records Registration: $4 per record, subject to maximum fee of $2,400 per annum (additional records over the first 600 will be registered by the EIC free of charge).
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 the item to purchase in the drop-down menu below and click “Add to Cart”. A receipt will be sent by PayPal to the provided email address. Make sure to double-check your spam folder in case the paymentreceipt is not received within a couple of minutes. The EIC will also acknowledge your payment separately.