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Requirements for Maintaining Certification

1. Each Member is responsible for maintaining their Certification.

(a)  remain in good standing with the Association, and

(b)  acquire the necessary Continuing Professional Development Program Credits.

(c) This program will require 60 credits over 3 years but will provide more flexibility in terms of how credits can be earned. 

(If you are newly Certified you are "REQUIRED" to earn Continuing Professional Development Program credits for that current cycle, See CPDP. - FAQ #11)

(Continuing Professional Development Program credits ONLY apply to Members who are certified “CBCO” or “BCQ.”)


When will the enhanced CPDP program be implemented?

Implementation will be January 1, 2017. The 1st CPDP cycle will begin on January 1, 2017 and end on December 31, 2019.

Viewing your Continuing Professional Development Program Credits

Members can view their credits acquired to date within the current cycle on the Certified Members Directory” webpage or in "Your Member Record".


What Qualifies for Continuing Professional Development Program of Certification?

The following are the credit requirements under the new program:
One CPDP credit is equivalent to one hour of training or learning with a maximum of 6 credits allowed to be earned in a single day event.

Structured Learning Credits

Type of Learning Credits Description Minimum/Maximum Credit Requirements*
Total Structured Credits All structured learning credits require proof of participation. Structured learning credits are credits earned for training directly related to the building industry. A minimum of 30 credits per cycle or 50% of the required credits if the cycle is prorated. A minimum of 3 credits must be acquired through a form directed at identifying revisions to the code where a code cycle falls within a CPDP cycle.
OBOA/College/University Courses, AMTS, Conferences, Lectures, Seminars, Workshops Organized educational training sessions related to the building industry. 1 credit per hour of learning. Maximum 30 credits per course/conference.
Distance Education Webinars, courses, and online education modules. Maximum 30 credits per course.
In-Person learning Lectures, Seminars, Workshops, OBOA, College or University Courses Maximum 30 credits per course.
 

Independent Learning Credits

Type of Learning Credits Description Minimum/Maximum Credit Requirements*
Total Independent Credits Independent Learning Credits are self-reported on the OBOA “Activity Reporting Form”. Maximum 30 per cycle.
OBOA Board/Committee/Chapter Meetings Attendance at committee meetings as a member of an organized group which relates to the building industry. Maximum 15 per cycle. One credit is equivalent to one hour of meeting time.
Committee Meetings Attendance at committee meetings as a member of an organized group which relates to the building industry. Maximum 15 per cycle. One credit is equivalent to one hour of meeting time.
Mentor Acting as a mentor to an intern building official. Maximum 15 per cycle. One credit is equivalent to one hour of mentoring
Professional Writing A written article related to the building industry that has been prepared by a member and is published for the purpose of educating others. Maximum 10 credits per cycle. Credits earned will be assessed by the Certification and Maintenance Committee based on the article written.
Reading Includes the reading of books or journal which are related to the building industry. A summary of the reading will be required to be provided on the Individual Reporting Form. Maximum 5 credits per cycle. Credits earned will be assessed by the Certification and Maintenance Committee based on the summary report provided.
Presentations/Teaching Public speaking, teaching and/or training including speaking at OBOA Chapter Meetings or AMTS on a topic related to the building industry and teaching at a college or other post-secondary institution. Maximum 30 credits per cycle. One credit is equivalent to one hour of teaching and/or presentation time.
Professional Tours Organized and guided tours on a topic or location related to the building industry. Maximum 10 credits per cycle. One credit is equivalent to one hour of tour time.

What is Pre-Calculated for Continuing Professional Development Program of Certification?

Training courses delivered by the OBOA.
OBOA - Annual Meeting and Training Sessions.


How to Submit your Credits

(To ensure that you are awarded credits for events that occur outside the OBOA)
  • Be sure to, provide supporting documents with your submissions, any unclear documentation may be set aside as illegible or undecided.)

  • Example: Hand written descriptions are acceptable when clarifying, correspondence or event agendas that are defined in your attachments.

    Definition of Supporting Documents: Contact information of organizer for events, Title of Event, Description of Event, Time and Day of Event, Length of Event, Registration, Agenda, Attendance showing participation, Certificate of completion and other relevant information that addresses the context in which you will be awarded credits and that you attended.

    A Group of Certified Members attending the same event can use the online Continuing Professional Development Program Credits system designed for Tailored Credit Education.

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    Continuing Professional Development Program (CPDP) - (Download CPDP)

    OBOA members are dedicated and trained professionals, ensuring public safety for the people who live, work, learn and play in Ontario. Recognizing their expertise is one of the primary aims of the Certification program.

    The Continuing Professional Development Program is a requirement for Certified Members to maintain their designations. The aim of the Continuing Professional Development Program is to keep the members current while preserving the integrity and validity of the Certification Program. The Continuing Professional Development Program provides enhanced credibility and value to Certificate holders and ensures their recognition by others in the building industry.