About the Program

The program has received preliminary accreditation from the Canadian Institute of Planners Professional Standards Board. Full accreditation will be applied for as the first cohort nears completion (Spring 2017). If the program is granted a successful final review, graduates will be able to apply for full membership with the Canadian Institute of Planners.

Additionally, students will have the opportunity to gain a series of other accreditations from external agencies as part of their VIU experience.  These certifications will include a range of the following in any one calendar year:

  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
  • International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Facilitator Accreditation
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
  • Site Planning
  • Toastmasters
  • Riparian Area Regulations
  • Stormwater Management Assessment

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