The EIC accredits/recognizes Quality Providers of engineering continuing education after assessing the provider’s learning development and delivery processes. The EIC authorizes such Providers to award EIC continuing education units, either “EIC-accredited CEUs” or “EIC-accredited PDHs” for eligible training activities and to use the EIC logo as evidence of such accreditation.
The purpose of the EIC Continuing Education Recognition Program is to help engineering professionals identify quality providers of CEUs/PDHs and facilitate their record keeping when activities occur with various providers across Canada. This is increasingly important as most licensing bodies have adopted explicit professional development requirements as a licensing condition. Successful trainees interested in having their CEUs/PDHs centrally registered in EIC’s secure online Registry must explicitly authorize the Learning Providers to upload the training record with the EIC. The EIC will keep the trainee information confidential and allow each individual trainee to freely access a transcript of their recorded activity at their discretion. The trainee’s email address is used as their account’s username.
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. Single event providers may also apply for permission to award EIC CEUs for their events by completing an application form.
Public and private providers of continuing education programs interested in joining this program as “EIC Participating Partners” should contact the EIC at firstname.lastname@example.org. Following is the active list of institutions, companies and EIC Constitutent Societies that engage in learning activities in compliance with EIC Continuing Education Standards. They are known as “EIC Participating Partners”:
Quality CEU Providers (EIC Participating Partners)
Certified Port Executive Program
Ralston E. MacDonnell, M.Eng., P.Eng, FEIC
President, MacDonnell Group
Suite 2004A Purdy’s Wharf Tower Two
1969 Upper water Street,
Halifax, NS, B3J 3R7
T: (902) 456-0494
Single Event Providers
Course providers not partnered with EIC may apply to have a single event approved for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by submitting the CEU Course Approval Form. Approval of a single event by the EIC permits the use of the EIC logo, registry and course certificates.
EIC standards for continuing education include both process and technical content considerations. The EIC’s member societies provide the technical expertise for verifying the qualifications of the instructors and the technical content of a learning activity.
The EIC administers a Course Participant Survey to randomly selected participants of completed continuing education programs. The results of these surveys are confidential and are shared with the provider.