“The only thing that is constant is change”
– Heraclitus, Greek philosopher circa 500 B.C.

When a Saskatchewan Certification Program is put into effect by SBOA, it will need a related Continuing Professional Development Program. A CPD program requires a person to track and document formal and informal learning that builds on original qualifications, to maintain effective performance and adaptation to changes in the work. CPD is a common requirement for professionals.

Proposed SBOA Certification and Continuing Professional Development Programs are described in policies adopted by the Board of Directors but are not in effect until the programs are referenced by the bylaws.

According to the SBOA Code of Ethics, all members, certified or not, are expected to “participate in professional development and keep informed about codes, construction practices and materials, to maintain competence and advance knowledge.” The proposed CPD program offers a systematic method of recording compliance with this obligation. All members are encouraged to begin tracking and documenting their structured and independent learning activities in compliance with Policy 6.03 and using Form 10.14, to be prepared for future mandatory maintenance requirements.

A helpful description is given in the article What is Continuing Professional Development (CPD)? at http://www.jobs.ac.uk/careers-advice/managing-your-career/1318/what-is-continuing-professional-development-cpd.

Save the Date!

Plan to attend the
2022 SBOA Spring Conference
March 30-April 1 in Weyburn

“Building Official Education – A Fresh Look”

Attend in Person, renew acquaintances with colleagues and enjoy all the benefits of networking, good food and camaraderie!
Attend Virtually, from the comfort of your office

This will be the first in-person conference since the start of the pandemic and we hope that COVID-19 concerns will be mainly behind us. However, we will be well prepared to meet all the requirements and safeguard your health.

The Program Guide will be finalized soon, and registration will open in mid-February.

Please help us put the finishing touches on this conference by answering a few questions (linked here)