ONLINE LEARNING MODULES
These e-learning modules provide practitioners with guidance on the standards of practice that is expected of professional engineers and professional geoscientists in Manitoba. The modules are available in your online profile.
Introduction to Professionalism
The introductory module takes a look at professionalism at the highest level. Users will gain a better understanding of the initial registration requirements, and continuous professional practice responsibilities. These concepts will help practitioners to answer the fundamental question, "How do I avoid being found guilty of professional misconduct?".
Code of Ethics
The Code of Ethics module assists members in understanding this foundational piece of our legislation. When the Code of Ethics was updated in 2018, it was simplified from its previous form. However, it still maintains most of the underlying principles. Now, the content is further reviewed and supported with real-world cases so that an engineer or geoscientist may have a better grasp of the complex professional scenarios to avoid stepping over the line.
Good character is a requirement of engineers and geoscientists in Manitoba and of every regulator across Canada. Character is defined as the combination of qualities which distinguishes one individual from another. This module explains why character is important within the engineering and geoscientific professions, in the best interest of the public, what types of behaviours are considered good or bad character, and how Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba assesses the character of applicants and practitioners.
ProDev is Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba's continuing professional development program. ProDev provides a tool for members to plan and assess their on-going development as a professional. It also establishes a standard for the professions, to improve the public's trust. This module will describe the program requirements including submitting and interpreting professional activity data, distinguishing between activity categories, and identifying how to proceed with abatements and declaring exemptions.
Conflicts of Interest
As professionals, engineers and geoscientists must act to maintain the trust of each client individually and of the public collectively. Conflicts of interest arise in situations where the judgments and actions of individuals or institutions could be affected by multiple or competing interests. This module will help practitioners identify, avoid, and manage conflicts of interest.
Authenticating a document identifies work that has been performed by, or under, a professional and that constitutes the practice of professional engineering or professional geoscience. Learn more about how to use manual seals and digital signatures to authenticate documents, as well as best practices for when and how to seal professional work, as required by The Engineering and Geoscientific Professions Act and the by-laws.
Professionals should be aware of the many legal or quasi-legal situations that they may be requested to provide their professional services. They may be asked to testify on behalf of a client, or before a court or tribunal. This module explains the different situations that a practitioner might find themselves in, and what their duties and responsibilities are as an expert witness.