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Submitted by Nina Schmidt on November 04, 2022
2023 Renewal Update - Notices November 7-18
November 04, 2022

How to Set Your Password and Login in the new database 

New applicants or pending Transfers won't get access until official approval.

You will need to set your password the first time you access the Member Area or if you need to reset your password. 

Your login access point and information is now the same for both the CIP and PIBC Member Areas.

  1. Go to the PIBC Member Area login page (Link: https://members.pibc.bc.ca/signin)
  2. Click “Forgot Password”
  3. Enter your primary email on file with PIBC and click submit
  4. You will receive an auto-generated email sent from info@pibc.bc.ca. Please check your SPAM filter to avoid receiving issues.
  5. Click the link provided to set your password
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2023 PIBC Renewal Notices (no login for Renewal link needed):
 

If you have any questions about your membership or you would like to change your status, please don’t hesitate to contact us BEFORE you go through the Renewal process: info@pibc.bc.ca.

Category or status changes: https://www.pibc.bc.ca/membership-transfers-status-changes.

PIBC Fee schedule: https://www.pibc.bc.ca/fee-schedule.

PIBC Member roster: https://www.pibc.bc.ca/members/register-of-members


It is expected that the Renewal notices will be sent out between November 7-18.
 
The auto-generated emails will be sent from info@pibc.bc.ca. Please check your SPAM filter to avoid receiving issues. The person specific Renewal link won't need a login and you will be able to pay with either Visa or Mastercard directly online at the end of the online Renewal process.
 

When it's paid: you as member will receive an auto-generated Receipt email (sent from info@pibc.bc.ca). 

Invoice or Receipt: please print it or take a PDF of the given email.

 

If your employer will pay:

You as member: Please click on the given Renewal link (no login needed) and go through the short online Renewal process to update your contact info etc.

Please select the Cheque/Invoice option at the end. You will receive an auto-generated Invoice email with a "Pay Online" button (sent from info@pibc.bc.ca - please check your SPAM filter), which can be paid online by Visa or Mastercard - no login needed. Please forward this email to your employer, if you don't have their credit card info on hand.

If your accounting department is not able to open the “Pay Online” button in the Invoice email, PIBC staff will be able to forward the specific payments links, required, that the member went through the renewal process and issued an Invoice already.

When it's paid: you as member will receive an auto-generated Receipt email (sent from info@pibc.bc.ca). Please forward this email to your employer.

Invoice or Receipt: please print it or take a PDF of the given email.

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PIBC CPL Reporting:

PIBC Candidate & Certified Members are required to report their annual CPL activities.

Please find more info about PIBC CPL reporting & our current CPL Guide to download here:  https://www.pibc.bc.ca/about-cpl-program.

IMPORTANT:

Please be aware, that due to the usage of the new Membership Database System the CPL reporting function has changed. We will update our website soon to show the current "How to report CPL" info for PIBC Members. Please be aware, that there are maybe some technical issues to show decimals correctly. We are working on these issues.

PIBC staff will add any missing carry forward units from 2021 into your member profile by latest December 31, 2022.

How to report in the new database: https://vimeo.com/765830946

Members looking to report the 2022 annual conference sessions for CPL credit can download the document below and can copy & paste the session titles for their 2022 CPL reporting into their profiles.

Please find all 2022 PIBC CPL Events including conference sessions in the following document: 2022 PIBC CPL Events

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Request for Information – CIP Insurance Program. Action May be Required. 

This info will be included in Renewal Notices to Certified & Candidate Members.

As a Full/Candidate member your membership includes 5M Errors & Omissions (Professional Liability) insurance. This insurance protects you against liability or allegations of liability for injury or damages that have resulted from a negligent act, error, omission, or malpractice that has arisen out of your professional capacity as a planner or if a complaint is made against you to your regulatory body.

Please read the questions below.

If your answer is “Yes” to one or both of the questions, please contact CIP’s insurance program broker, BMS Canada Risk Services Ltd. (BMS) at 1-844-294-2714 or cip.insurance@bmsgroup.com and a BMS broker will assist as needed.

  • Have you ever had a Professional Liability / Errors & Omissions claim made against you? Please only answer “Yes” if you have not already reported this to the insurance program partners, BMS/Crawford.
  • Have you any knowledge of any negligent act, any error, any omission or breach of duty which might give rise to a claim against you? Please only answer “Yes” if you have not already reported this to the insurance program partners, BMS/Crawford.

Please be advised that there is no coverage under the policy for any claim arising out of any circumstance of which the Insured was, or ought reasonably to have been, aware at inception of the policy, whether notified under any other insurance or not.

If you have any questions or would like to speak with a BMS broker, please contact BMS at 1-844-294-2714 or cip.insurance@bmsgroup.com.

 

Members with PLI coverage have recently been notified by email about some important changes for purchasing Professional Liability Insurance this year.

  • To maintain your insurance and avoid any gaps in coverage, you must either complete your PLI premium payment or indicate your intention to pay, before December 31, 2022. This is done by selecting one of two payment options in Step 4 of the new renewal process. Click either ‘Pay by Credit Card’ to pay now, or ‘Pay by Cheque/Invoice’ to indicate your intention to pay at a later date (due at latest to be received on January 15, 2023 to have January 1, 2023 as Insurance start date / after that: start date as of date, when payment is received). 

 

  • Before you can purchase PLI for 2023, you will be required to respond to two questions which will be included in your renewal letter (above). Depending on your response to these questions, some action may be required. However, this response should not impact your ability to secure or renew your insurance policy.

 

On October 26, CIP held an important webinar with CIP’s insurance broker BMS to review the updated process.

Current webinar from Insurance Provider BMS Group: https://vimeo.com/764288583

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