Continuing Professional Development (PD) is considered a fundamental tenet of professionalism.
-Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta
All of the regulatory bodies that make up Geoscientists Canada expect P.Geo.’s to possess up-to-date knowledge, skills and abilities, relevant to their area of practice and appropriate for modern practice. Most regulatory bodies have specified annual CPD activity requirements for P.Geo.’s; many require P.Geo.’s to report they have met their individual CPD obligations on an annual basis.
Throughout the year, Canada’s geoscientists undertake professional development in many different ways. Some participate in workshops organized by regulatory bodies but the majority of CPD opportunities are found through active membership in geoscience technical and learned societies, and by P.Geo.’s attending conferences, lectures, short-courses and seminars put on by the many geoscientific organizations in Canada and around the world. For more information on CPD requirements, please contact your regulatory body.