CPD Approved Activities

All courses and activities that are related to or support the practice of professional surveying are accredited.

Below are some examples of such activities.

If you are not sure whether an activity that you are planning to participate in will qualify for CPD hours, please email julia@aols.org.

Formal Activities:

  • Courses offered by the AOLS
  • Seminars offered at the AOLS AGM
  • Presentations at the Geomatics Picnic
  • The time spent during the Comprehensive Review Interview
  • "Surveyor as Expert Witness" Online Course (12 hours)
  • Educational presentations relevant to professional surveying at Regional Group meetings
  • National Surveyors' Conference (seminars)
  • URISA Be Spatial event (educational component)
  • Optech's "Imaging and Lidar Solutions" Conference
  • Safety training sessions offered through WSIB
  • Relevant seminars offered by Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) through its Office of Small and Medium Enterprises, covering a range of topics related to doing business with the Government of Canada
    (http://ontario.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/cal/index-eng.cfm)
  • A workshop put on by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF) for the purpose of providing input to the revision of the Guidelines for Minimum Distance Separation (1) for residential development and MDS(2) for agricultural development
  • Relevant seminars from Esri User Conference
  • Relevant courses offered by the Law Society of Upper Canada that are open to non-LSUC licensees (see the list of all the available courses at ecom.lsuc.on.ca/cpd/search.jsp)

Professional Activities:

  • Attending the AOLS AGM (meeting part)
  • Attending the National Surveyors' Conference (meeting part)
  • Attending a Regional Group meeting (meeting part)
  • Volunteering to do work for an AOLS committee (e.g., writing exam questions for the on-line Statutes Exam for AERC)
  • Delivering a presentation on surveying at a high school
  • Volunteering to staff an AOLS booth at a career fair
  • Attending a City of Hamilton Council and Planning meeting on the Greenbelt Boundary review for the City of Hamilton