Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) units are reported on the CIP website.
The Continuous Professional Learning Guide provides information about the program and how to report your LU’s via the CIP online reporting system.
Annual CPL Reporting Deadline is December 31st. However, members are encouraged to acquire and report their CPL early and throughout the year.
Reporting Structured vs. Unstructured Units
Structured Units include any structured interactive courses, meetings, seminars and workshops that are either provided by APPI, CIP and PTIAs, or by an external provider or group, which may or may not be recognized in advance by APPI.
Unstructured Units are activities that are completely independent in nature.
To be eligible for credit, both Structured and Unstructured Units must be educational and yield new knowledge for the individual member, apply to the practice of planning and be within the realm of the core competencies.
Annual CPL Reporting Requirements
Members are required to log their CPL via the CIP website www.cip-icu.ca. This is a self-reporting system. The minimum requirements for (each) reporting period are as follows: using the guide of 1.0 hour of learning equals 1.0 LU.
Need help? The CPL Tutorial provides a step by step guide to reporting via the CIP website.
Minimum Organized & Structured LU’s: 9.0
Maximum Independent & Self-directed LU’s: 9.0
TOTAL Minimum Required LU’s: 18.0
A maximum of nine structured LU’s may be carried forward to the following year subject to the completion of the minimum nine structured LU’s for the current year.
CPL Reporting Special Considerations
If you have a life change or challenge that may prevent your ability to comply with the CPL program and would like to inquire about special consideration to reduce CPL reporting requirements, or if you require clarification about the CPL program, please contact the APPI office.
Members who are non-compliant with the established criteria of the CPL program at the end of the calendar year will be removed from the Register of Members in Good Standing – effective January 1st and will remain “not in good standing” until they complete the CPL reactivation process prior to June 30th. After June 30th , members who remain CPL non-compliant for the previous year’s CPL reporting year, are removed from the roster of APPI members and may not be reinstated.
Should one of those members wish to rejoin the Institute in the future, the member will not be reinstated and must re-apply as new members and recertify with the processes in place from the Professional Standards Board for the Planning Profession in Canada.