Climate Risk Institute offers training and professional development courses that may be of interest to engineers involved in the planning, procurement, design, operation, maintenance, management or regulation of infrastructure and who need to consider climate risk, resilience, and the changing climate in carrying out these activities.  

The impacts of climate change on infrastructure and communities is increasingly evident, and the cost-benefit of proactive adaptation is clear. For infrastructure professionals, adapting to climate change is now imperative, and engineers have both a duty and an ability to build resilience to climate impacts. New national targets seek to ensure that 70% of members of professional associations, such as engineering associations, have relevant climate knowledge and skills by 2027. Now is the time to take your professional practice to the next level.  

This spring, extend your learning on topics including infrastructure climate risks, the globally-recognized PIEVC risk assessment protocol, risk management and communication, climate law, and climate smart policy and procurement. These e-learning courses, led by industry leaders and experts, follow a hybrid model, blending the best of both self-paced learning and live, interactive sessions with experts and peers. This spring, Climate Risk Institute is pleased to offer the following upcoming courses:

  • Climate Change and Infrastructure Risk Assessment – the PIEVC Protocol.  Start date: April 25, 2024.  This online course will provide participants with information about, and practice with, the nationally-recognized PIEVC Protocol for climate change risk assessment.
  • Climate Smart Policy and Procurement.   Start date: May 23, 2024.   This course provides insight into how climate policies and concepts of adaptation and resilience can be integrated into procurement processes, leading to greater infrastructure resilience.
  • Climate Law for Infrastructure Practitioners.  Start date: May 24, 2024.  This course provides a review of legal frameworks of consequence for infrastructure resilience and climate change and addresses legal obligations relevant to infrastructure practitioners at the provincial, federal, and international levels.
  • Management of Climate Risk for Infrastructure Professionals.   Start date: May 24, 2024.  This course addresses the societal importance of risk-informed decision making, introduces a diverse set of risk management frameworks, reviews main principles and definitions underlying risk management, and provides practitioners with opportunities to learn and apply new concepts in risk communication.

For course details and to register, please see CRI's courses at Royal Roads University. CRI professional development courses are delivered in partnership with Professional and Continuing Studies at Royal Roads University. Planning ahead? This fall each of the above courses, plus CRI’s courses in Applied Climate Science and Asset Management and Climate Resilience will be available for registration.

Professional Engineers completing the six-course series can apply for the Infrastructure Resilience Professional (IRP) Credential. The IRP Credential is designed to recognize infrastructure professionals that have developed requisite competencies, skills and knowledge to assess and manage infrastructure climate risks. In 2023, CRI recognized 12 new Infrastructure Resilience Professionals from all corners of the country, and CRI expects more in 2024. Keep an eye out for the “P.Eng., IRP” throughout 2024! It has already been referenced in local policy, and job postings. Learn more about the IRP Credential and how to start your credentialling journey with the Climate Risk Institute.