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Meeting missing competencies through an individualized learning contract

Classification: Non-Health

Regulatory Body

Association of Ontario LAND SURVEYORS

Association of Ontario LAND SURVEYORS


This practice allows applicants to focus specifically on missing competencies, rather than always having to take full university courses that duplicate training that the applicant has already completed elsewhere.

The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors (AOLS) has developed detailed competency listings for each of the knowledge/skill areas required to become an Ontario land surveyor. Qualifications assessors identify missing competencies to be addressed in an individualized learning contract between the applicant and AOLS. Applicants may save time and expense by completing missing competencies through other means, .e.g., a home study and a test, or participation in a module of a course.

AOLS itself offers tailored bridging courses required of most internationally trained applicants, e.g., a course in survey law.

Value to Regulator

  • Helps to accommodate diverse needs of applicants.
  • Helps to prevent potential for unintended or differential impact on non-traditional applicants.

Value for Applicants

  • Resources and alternative ways to meet registration requirements are available to applicants.
  • Enables applicants to meet registration requirements in more efficient way; process is streamlined and registration requirements are relevant and fair.

Duties from Registration Practices Assessment Guides

This practice falls under the following duties from the Registration Practices Assessment Guides:

  • Fairness
  • Fairness

Profession's Membership Size

Small (fewer than 2,000 members)

Date of publication:

May 16, 2013