About the Program

The program is fully accredited with the Canadian Institute of Planners Professional Standards Board. All students will be registered as "student members" with the Planning Institute of BC and the Canadian Institute of Planners, with costs covered by the MCP Program and PIBC. As with all planning schools in Canada, students can pursue full membership following graduation from their accredited program.

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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