Here we are, at the end of another CPD year. But this year is notably different as it is ASR’s last year providing the CPD education. If you asked me a year ago if I would be happy to see CPD go, the answer would have been a hard YES! After all, last May/June 2017 had some difficult moments and there may have been one or two tears shed from some challenging phone calls. There were some hiccups and glitches with the online CPD and the calls didn’t seem to stop coming in…it just took a lot out of this gal.
But this year, now that the calls have stopped, I feel saddened that this part of my job is done. I have gotten to know so many of the members, many who have shown appreciation when I’ve been able to help them out, and that has been one of the best parts of the job. This is the one time of year that I get to be the popular girl that everyone wants to talk to!
Still proving to be the month of choice to finish CPD, May had 974(!!!) completions. Since the total number of CPD completions for the 2017/2018 registration year was 1710, that means over half (57%, to be exact) of the completions happened in May alone. This is the highest number of course completions ever in one single month. Even with such a large number of people completing in the final month before the deadline, this year went much smoother and had very few issues. Of course, there were still the few that didn’t complete by May 31 and then faced paying extension fines from the Commission. There were 28 people that completed in the month of June that could have avoided paying those fines by completing the course just a bit sooner. For next year, I hope that number goes way down.
Here are a few final stats:
- Total CPD Completions: 1710
- Total CPD Completions in May: 974
- Classroom CPD Completions: 439
- Online CPD Completions: 1271
- Industry Updates: 1004
- Commercial – Land Development: 176
- Understanding Brokerage Audits: 91
Only 439 or 26% completed the CPD course in a classroom setting. The clear trend shows that online versions are the preferred method of delivery, which I suppose is a good thing as the new provider will only have CPD available online for the 2018/2019 registration year.
So, there’s the numbers. My last time reporting on CPD statistics. And now I wonder what kind of contact I will have with members now that they won’t have any mandatory education to take with ASR. With many changes happening to the provincial association, it’s hard to tell what will happen, but I do hope that some of you will drop me an email or give me a call every once in a while. I have spoken with some of you on several occasions and it’s truly a pleasure when I do get to hear from you.
Hoping for all the best for each and every one of you this year and for the years to come.