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PD Resources and Policies
Members are responsible for self-reporting their learning activities via the
Online Reporting tool
and for ensuring that the learning activities being reported are in keeping with the guidelines of the PD program.
Members are encouraged to review the
prior to reporting their learning activities. Further questions can be directed to
The requirements for the 2018 – 2020 reporting period are 70 learning hours (LH) over the two-year reporting period with a minimum of 35 Structured LHs. Members are encouraged to review the
PD Activities Allocation Chart
for complete details.
Select a policy from the list below to learn more.
Intern PD Policy
All intern architects and intern licensed interior designers who have completed 7 or more years in the applicable internship program will be required to participate in the mandatory PD Program.
Intern members who do not complete and report their required learning hours by the June 30 reporting deadline will be subject to the same non-compliance *anchor to Non-Compliance* proceedings of registered or licensed members.
If an intern reaches their 7-year anniversary date between July 1 and December 31 (the first 6 months of the 2-year PD reporting period) they are required to complete 100% of the required learning hours (LHs) by the reporting period deadline.
That is, the intern is required to complete 70 LHs, with a minimum of 35 Structured LHs.
If an intern reaches their 7-year anniversary date between January 1 and December 31 (the middle 12 months of the 2-year reporting period) they are required to complete 50% of the required LHs by the reporting period deadline.
That is, the intern is required to complete 35 LHs with a minimum of 18 structured LHs. The intern will be required to complete the full PD requirements for the next reporting period.
If an intern reaches their 7-year anniversary date between January 1 and June 30 (the last six months of the 2-year reporting period) they are not required to complete PD hours for that reporting period. However, the intern will be required to complete the full PD requirements for the next reporting period.
Program Audit Policy
The AAA performs quality assurance checks throughout the reporting period to ensure that members are properly reporting their learning activities and including supporting documentation for structured activities, and remove duplicated entries inputted in error.
Following the close of each reporting period, a random audit of 3% of the membership will be done. This will entail a review of the member's transcript and supporting documents. This process is intended to review the subject matter being reported, the number of learning hours as well as the supporting proof of participation for structured learning activities.
If inconsistencies are found in the data, the member will be asked to rectify these issues within a prescribed timeline. If the issues cannot be resolved, the matter may be referred to the PD Advisory Committee.
PD Non-Compliance Policy
Members with a primary jurisdiction of Alberta who fail to complete and record the required learning hours by the June 30 reporting deadline are deemed non-compliant. Members who are non-compliant on July 1 will be assessed a $750.00 PD arrears fee and will be referred to the Registrar who, in turn, will issue a notice of intent to cancel registration. These actions are in keeping with Section 27(1) of the
Members Living and Practising Outside Alberta
A member’s primary jurisdiction is defined as the jurisdiction where the out-of-province member intends to complete their PD requirements.
For Canadian members, the primary jurisdiction is defined as the member’s principal place of practice and residence in Canada. Members must report their learning activities to and comply with the PD requirements of that jurisdiction.
For members practicing/residing out-of-county, the primary jurisdiction would be the jurisdiction in Canada in which the member first obtained registration. If the member is no longer registered in that ‘first’ jurisdiction, then the primary jurisdiction would default to the AAA.
A member who does not have Alberta as their primary jurisdiction must fulfill the following requirements:
Report all learning activities to their own primary jurisdiction.
Comply with the PD requirements of their primary jurisdiction.
Complete the AAA online primary jurisdiction declaration form by logging into their online transcript. This declaration must be completed each reporting period prior to the reporting deadline.
Complete all AAA mandatory courses in accordance with the deadlines and requirements of the program.
Multiple Jurisdiction Non-Compliance Procedures
The AAA has established the following procedures for members with registrations in multiple jurisdictions who are non-compliant with their PD requirements:
If a member with registrations in multiple jurisdictions fails to meet the PD program requirements and accordingly has their Alberta registration cancelled pursuant to Section 27 and 27(1) of the
, the AAA will advise all other reciprocal jurisdictions of the cancellation.
A member is deemed deficient in completing their PD credits for Alberta if he/she is deficient in the continuing education requirements for his/her "primary" jurisdiction. These members will be subject to the enforcement provision set out in Section 27 and 27(1) of the
Members can log in to their account and complete the online Primary Jurisdiction declaration each reporting period.
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