Categories, Activities, and Hours

Each year, you must claim credit hours in at least 3 of the 6 categories below. ProDev provides a wide choice of activities so that you can choose those that offer the greatest benefits to your career. When choosing your activities, consider your:

  • Scope of practice and duties
  • Current level of knowledge and skills
  • Short-term needs and objectives
  • Long-term plans

1. Professional Practice

Max credit hours: 150 per 3-year period
15 hours of work = 1 credit hour

Professional practice is a significant way to maintain and improve your skills. It includes:

  • Practising according to the legal definition
  • Influencing practice (affecting professional practice without necessarily performing technical work)

2. Formal Activity

Max credit hours: 90 per 3-year period
1 hour of course attendance = 1 credit hour
1 course offering Continuing Education units = 10 credit hours

Formal activities are often for academic credit and may include an evaluation. If there is no evaluation, you may claim credit for activities that are longer than a half day. They include:

  • Professional development programs, courses and seminars
  • Courses offered by universities, technical institutes, colleges, suppliers, employers or technical societies
  • Courses offered in traditional classroom settings or by correspondence, video or online

3. Informal Activity

Max credit hours: 90 per 3-year period
1 hour of informal activity = 1 credit hour

Informal activities are usually shorter and do not involve any evaluation, yet they expand your knowledge, skills and judgment. They include:

  • Self-directed study
  • Attendance at conferences and industry trade shows
  • Seminars, technical presentations, talks and workshops (if half day or less)
  • Attendance at meetings of technical, professional or managerial associations or societies
  • Structured peer discussion of technical or professional issues

4. Participation

Max credit hours: 60 per 3-year period
1 hour of participation activity = 1 credit hour

Participation activities promote peer interaction and provide exposure to new ideas and technologies that enhance the profession and serve the public interest. They include:

  • Service on the Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba Council or as a member of a committee
  • Mentoring an Intern, less-experienced professional member, or technologist
  • Service on public bodies that require professional expertise (e.g. planning boards, development appeal boards, investigative commissions, review panels or community building committees)
  • Service on standing or adhoc committees of a technical or professional nature or managerial associations and societies
  • Community activities that require professional and ethical behaviour, but not necessarily your technical knowledge (e.g. active service for charitable, community, religious or service organizations, coaching, sports teams, or elected public service on municipal, provincial or federal levels or school boards)

5. Presentations

Max credit hours: 60 per 3-year period
1 hour of preparation or delivery = 1 credit hour

Eligible presentations are technical or professional in nature, are discretionary, and are outside your normal job functions. Presentations may occur:

  • At conferences, meetings, courses, workshops or seminars
  • Within a company or at an event sponsored by a technical or professional organization You can earn credit hours only once per presentation. You cannot earn credit hours for delivering the same presentation multiple times.

6. Contributions to Knowledge

Max credit hours: 90 per 3-year period
1 hour of preparation or development = 1 credit hour

Contributions to Knowledge activities expand or develop the technical knowledge base in the professions. They include:

  • Development of published codes and standards
  • Patents
  • Publication of papers in a peer-reviewed technical journal
  • A thesis at the Masters or Ph.D. level
  • Publication of a book
  • Publication of articles in non-reviewed journals or an internal company report
  • Reviewing articles for publication
  • Editing papers for publication