Professional Development Hours in 2022


The Member Service Centre (MSC) is under active development and CoPE is looking forward to its release targeted for early February 2022.

To enter the remainder of your 2021 PDHs, you can locate the MSC “LOG IN” at the top right hand corner of

For 2022 PDH entries, note down any activities and their details and await the launch of the new MSC!

CoPE looks forward to the new and improved system offering ease of use for all CIPHI Members.

Practicum Requirement Update *This is an important update for Practicum Training Agencies and future CIPHI Candidates.*

The Board of Certification (BOC) has amended Administrative Policy 3 and
the associated “Practicum Guideline for Training Agency & Trainees –
Revised November 2021

See this document, below are some highlighted changes:

  1. 1. During the course of the practicum, candidates are now required to obtain a minimum of 420 hours that are directly related to the Learning Module Goals. This will be done as follows:
  • Candidates are responsible for tracking hours during the minimum period of 12 calendar weeks and *420 hours *of supervised work, not including travel time.
  • Candidates who submit inaccurate, incomplete, or ineligible practicum documentation may be refused examination and are subject to an administrative fee in accordance with BOC policy 6.
  • Practicum Coordinators are responsible for ensuring that the candidates hours are accurate.
  • The BOC is also auditing candidate practicum hours to confirm that the minimum 420 hours have been met, before allowing the candidate to sit the Oral BOC Exam.

2. To be eligible to take the BOC exam, candidates must have successfully completed a practicum at least 50 days before and no more than 5 years prior to the oral exam date to which the candidate is applying. Candidates who have not successfully completed a practicum within 5 years of the oral exam date are not eligible to apply for the BOC examination.

PDH Entry 2021

A reminder to CIPHI Members:

This is a reminder that you have until Jan 31st, 2022 to enter your Professional Development Hours (PDHs) on the CIPHI Members Service Centre (MSC). After Jan 31st, 2022 you will not be able to input PDHs for the 2021 year. Review the ‘PDH Entry 2021’ image for tips on earning PDHs.

For more PDH information, please refer to the Professional Development Model or the PDH Entry Tool. If you have any questions, you may reach the Council of Professional Experience at


Dear Members:

In alignment with the CIPHI National Executive Council strategic vision, CIPHI is seeking Expressions of Interest for up to three (3) National Director positions.

Position Responsibilities:

Each National Director will be assigned a portfolio based on the NEC strategic plan, and will have responsibility for co-chairing the portfolio committee and working in partnership with the other members of the NEC to advance the vision and directive of CIPHI.


Regular/Life/Retired member of CIPHI

Recent experience as an NEC member

Recent experience as Chair of an NEC committee

Recent NEC experience in one of the three CIPHI Priority Areas:

  • Education
  • Advocacy
  • Policy/Governance

Term of Appointment:

Each National Director will be appointed for up to a three-year term, with CIPHI Member ratification occurring at each subsequent Annual General Meeting. National Directors may be appointed for up to two consecutive terms.

Appointment Process:

Upon receipt of Expressions of Interest, the CIPHI National Officers will review each application for the skills, experience, and qualifications in alignment with the CIPHI vision and priority objectives. The National Executive Council will vote to affirm the appointment of National Directors at a duly convened NEC meeting.

Please submit a written expression of interest outlining how you meet the above criteria (no more than 250 words) along with a recent resume/CV to Expressions will be received until 16:00 PST on December 1, 2021. Late applications will not be considered.

The CIPHI Office

2021 Awards Letter and Nomination Form

The Awards Committee of the National Executive Council of the Canadian Institute of Public Health
Inspectors (CIPHI) would like to take this opportunity to announce that nominations for National Awards are now being accepted. For those interested in submitting a nomination, please ensure that the required information for the particular award is forwarded to the National Office by August 1, 2021.

Each year CIPHI recognizes individuals and organizations for their outstanding contributions to the field of environmental public health and/or to the Institute. Awards are presented to individuals and agencies that have been deemed to have made a significant contribution(s) to the professional association, the field of environmental public health and/or to the betterment of public health in general. Listed below are the awards and the general selection criteria. For detailed criteria, visit the National website at CIPHI National Office. The nomination can be found here.

CIPHI 2020 National Annual Educational Conference has been postponed until 2022


After careful consideration and in discussion with CIPHI Executive, the decision was made to postpone the National CIPHI Conference to 2022 to allow us to focus on the important work that we do.  The new dates for the conference are September 11-14, 2022.  We will hold and honour all reservations that have been submitted to date.  Refunds will also be provided upon request. We would also like to remind everyone that if you had pre-booked your stay with one of the host hotels, that you contact them to cancel your booking.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

We thank you for your continued support and stay tuned for more information!

CIPHI 2020 AEC Planning Committee

BOC Update Regarding the Ontario January 2021 Oral Exam

BOC January 2021 Ontario Exam Candidates

As a commitment to hold the National BOC exam in a safe environment, the Board of Certification has been continually monitoring the Covid19 pandemic situation across all of the provinces.

Southern Ontario is currently under a provincial lockdown which extends from December 26th to January 23rd, 2021. This has resulted in the cancellation of the exam venue in Toronto. The Board of Certification has been in continuous touch with the Ontario Branch Exam Coordinator and the Ontario CIPHI Branch Executives to explore all possibilities for an alternate venue and the logistics around the BOC oral exam. The Board of Certification takes the sanctity of the certification exam as well as the safety of everyone involved in the exam process very seriously. After careful consideration and to ensure the safety of everyone, including the candidates, the Board has made the decision to postpone the oral exam in the Toronto location.

Candidates who are currently registered for the January 20th oral exam in Toronto will be deferred until the April 28th, 2021 oral exam. Ontario candidates cannot be transferred to other provinces at this time due to the burden this places on the other provinces during Covid19 restrictions.

We apologize for the inconvenience and stress these delays may cause, but the safety of the examiners and the candidates is of utmost importance. The BOC continues to work on logistics and coordination with the provinces and exam coordinators to ensure that a safe exam will be held on April 28th.

Candidates from all other provinces still registered for January 20th should continue to monitor their email and the website for any changes that may occur due to the Covid19 situation.

If you have any questions please contact the


CIPHI Board of Certification