CPD Points

Professional Development & Educational Credits

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are essential for engineers, showcasing dedication and adaptability. TES Canada, an EIC-approved provider, offers recognized courses with access to these CEUs, demonstrating a commitment to professional growth. CEUs align with industry trends, providing cutting-edge insights for engineers. Streamlined compliance, easy record-keeping, and privacy protection are added benefits. CEUs from EIC enhance an engineer's reputation and highlight their commitment to ongoing learning.
EIC's CEUs, also called "EIC-accredited CEUs" and "EIC-accredited PDHs," are more than just credits—they are badges of dedication and adaptability. Enrolling in TES Canada's courses enriches your knowledge and positions you as an engineering professional committed to unwavering excellence.

Advantages of TES Canada's EIC-Recognized Courses

Unveiling Cutting-Edge Content: TES Canada's courses deliver cutting-edge knowledge and practical insights. EIC's accreditation ensures that the content aligns seamlessly with industry best practices and emerging trends, empowering engineers to excel and lead.
Simplified Path to Compliance: Navigating the maze of professional development requirements set by various licensing bodies can be daunting. TES Canada's EIC-accredited courses streamline compliance, ensuring engineers meet these requirements effortlessly.
Seamless Record-Keeping: TES Canada's user-friendly interface allows engineers to upload training records to EIC's secure online Registry effortlessly. This centralized repository simplifies record-keeping and ensures quick access to your training transcripts.
Respect for Confidentiality and Accessibility: EIC places a premium on privacy and transparency. Engineers' personal information remains confidential, while accessing training transcripts at any time adds an extra layer of convenience.
Elevating Professional Standing: Associating with an EIC Participating Partner such as TES Canada bolsters your professional reputation. Displaying the EIC logo signifies a commitment to perpetual growth and improvement.

Decoding CEUs: Understanding Calculation and Relevance

The concept of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) offers a standardized measure of your learning journey. An EIC-CEU corresponds to ten hours of active participation in a meticulously structured continuing education program adhering to stringent standards. The formula is elegantly simple:
CEUs = Total Contact Hours / 10
Contact hours encapsulate your engagement in structured learning experiences like workshops, lectures, and seminars. For instance, if a TES Canada course spans 15 hours, you would earn 1.5 EIC-accredited CEUs—a quantifiable testament to your commitment to growth. You can find more about this standard here:

A Stepping Stone to Success: TES Canada's EIC-Accredited Courses

TES Canada Inc. is not just an educational provider; it's a partner in your journey toward engineering excellence. With streamlined compliance, secure record-keeping, and an unwavering focus on excellence, TES Canada ushers you into continuous learning and boundless opportunities. To seize this chance, reach out to TES Canada at info@tescan.ca and embark on a transformational educational experience.
For those seeking reference, a comprehensive list of acknowledged CEU providers, including TES Canada, can be explored on the EIC website: https://eic-ici.ca/quality-providers/. Elevate your engineering career—join TES Canada and embrace the world of EIC-accredited CEUs today.

What is a CPD point, unit, or credit?

Improving your skills and knowledge through Continuing Professional Development is the responsibility of every professional across all industries. When completing CPD it is important to keep a record of the training completed each year, what learning objectives have been met, and what skills will be put into practice to improve and increase proficiency; you can track these with your CPD points, units or credits. The training record kept by an individual is typically called a CPD portfolio.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a crucial responsibility for professionals across all industries, ensuring they stay competent and up-to-date in their respective fields. As you engage in CPD activities, it's essential to keep a record of your training progress, learning objectives met, and skills honed to enhance your proficiency. This record is commonly referred to as a CPD portfolio.

A CPD portfolio serves as evidence of your Continuing Professional Development commitments to your professional body or association. Within this portfolio, you'll maintain a register of completed activities, such as training courses, workshops, and educational events, along with copies of CPD certificates for each activity. These certificates validate that the learning objectives have been accomplished.

Professional bodies review their members' CPD portfolios regularly to ensure compliance with annual CPD requirements. A well-maintained CPD portfolio should showcase a variety of learning methods and their potential impact on your future capabilities. Keeping your CPD portfolio up to date is crucial, as it becomes more challenging to recall all completed CPD activities at the end of the year.

A common question about CPD is related to how it is recorded, particularly when it comes to terms like "CPD points," "CPD units," or "CPD credits." These terms are used diversely across different professional bodies in the UK due to historical reasons rather than a modern strategic perspective.

In essence, CPD points, units, and credits all refer to the same thing: CPD Hours. CPD Hours are the actual time spent in "active learning" relevant to your Continuing Professional Development objectives. For instance, if you attend an accredited 1-day CPD training course from 9 am to 5 pm with a 1-hour lunch break, you will earn 7 CPD Hours.

In most cases, approximately 95% of professional bodies utilize CPD Hours as their standard measure for Continuing Professional Development. When terms like CPD points, units, or credits are used, they usually equate to a 1:1 ratio with CPD Hours. This means that 1 CPD point, unit, or credit corresponds to 1 CPD Hour.

Maintaining a structured and consistent approach to recording your CPD activities throughout the year is beneficial. This helps ensure that the training and events you attend align with your annual capability improvement objectives, offering more value than merely pursuing general interest courses. Moreover, recording your CPD allows for reflection on the knowledge gained and its practical application in your day-to-day objectives. It also helps identify the skill sets you should focus on developing next.

In your CPD portfolio, be sure to include key details such as the date of the CPD activity, the title, a brief description with learning objectives, the learning method (e.g., training course, workshop, eLearning), the number of CPD hours, points, or credits earned, and the overall learning outcome.

At TES Canada, we believe in empowering professionals like you to unlock your potential through our comprehensive financial and educational facilities. By engaging in our CPD programs, you can make significant strides in your career and personal growth. Invest in yourself today and pave the way for a successful future with TES Canada.