If you are unable to meet the reporting requirements of ProDev, you may be eligible for abatement of the program targets. There are published interpretations for some common situations.
IMPORTANT If your work does not meet the legal definition of the practice of engineering, but you continue to influence the practice of engineering or geoscience in a broader sense, you may apply for abatement, but you are encouraged not to. Even if you apply for and are granted abatement, you may continue to submit continuing professional development hours should you choose to resume practice at a later date.
The application for abatement is submitted through your online profile. Please login to find the application form under the ProDev Reporting information.
Each abatement is with respect to a specific period's evaluation targets. If your circumstances affect multiple evaluation periods, you may need to re-apply before each evaluation.
In certain cases it may be appropriate to transition to a non-practicing status. Members with non-practicing status are not subject to ProDev reporting, but will require a review by the CCC prior to resuming unrestricted practice.
You may have to comply with conditions set by the CCC before resuming your practice. The CCC explains these conditions while considering your application.
There are no conditions if:
You must continue professional development activities the day you resume practice.
If your membership dues are reduced or waived, you still have to comply with ProDev. The option of applying for abatement still applies.
If you are registered in multiple provinces, you will be exempted from Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba's ProDev if:
This declaration is submitted through your online profile. Please login to find the Declaration of Compliance with Another Program form under the ProDev Reporting information.
IMPORTANT As of January 1, 2014, the Canadian regulators with mandatory professional development reporting programs are: