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Letter From the President
IKECA Certification Updates
New Online Store
Membership Renewal Deadline, March 31
2015 Annual Membership Meeting
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Letter From the President

   
By Alex Young, CECS, Canadian Chapter President

Hello Fellow Canadian Members,

 

Another great Canadian winter has come and stayed, and stayed, and reluctantly left. It was a record-breaking cold February here in Ontario. On top of all that extreme cold, the Leafs...well enough said!


On a more cheery note, we all have nice weather and a great Annual Membership Meeting to look forward to in sunny Fort Lauderdale.


Please remember to book the dates April 22 - 25. For those of you who have never been to one of these, please push yourself to go. In all honesty, I procrastinated for years myself. I can not get over how fired up and energized it gets you. I know for years I thought the fear of being in meetings, courses etc., with my competitors was distasteful to say the least.


Well it is the exact opposite. I can hardly believe how refreshing and educational it really is. Where else is there so much wisdom, understanding and expertise for one trade? Rather than trying to one up each other, we find higher ground and educate for the greater good of our industry.

 

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Read more about IKECA's Canadian Chapter.

Renewing Your IKECA Certification Just Got Easier!

The Certification Committee has revised the approved continuing education opportunities to expand options for certified individuals to use for renewal. Some CEU opportunities have been re-defined for better clarity of what is accepted. Updated opportunities include:

  • Attending an industry-related conference to earn up to 1.0 CEUs
  • Presenting at an industry-related conference for 0.5 CEUs
  • Presenting to an AHJ for 0.5 CEUs
  • Earning up to 25% of required CEUs through business management courses
Click here for further details and all approved CEU opportunities.

Coming Soon! New IKECA Online Certification Portal
Stay tuned for IKECA's new online certification portal. With the release of the new online system, members will be able to better manage their certification renewal process, upload continuing education documentation and order new exams online.

Due to the system upgrade, some members may not have received regular renewal reminders for their current certifications. Invoices will be mailed to all individuals impacted by the transition with instructions how to renew. Please contact Associate Director  Michael Canino to check the status of your certification or to request an invoice for renewal.
Visit the New Online IKECA Store!

Shopping Cart Visit the new Online Store: Items now included are hood stickers, access panel stickers and PECT exams. All members (who have an email on file) have been sent login information to access members only resources and products at reduced rates.

 

Stay tuned for more enhancements to the online experience!
Membership Renewal Deadline, March 31

Thank you to those who have already renewed membership with IKECA! 2015 will be another great year for members. This is a friendly reminder to everyone that dues have been assessed with a deadline of March 31, 2015. Dues must be paid in order to obtain discounted member rates to attend the upcoming Annual Membership Meeting.

*IMPORTANT* IKECA membership will be suspended if it is not renewed by March 31, 2015 and any renewals received after June 30, 2015 will be assessed a $150 late payment fee.

Each primary contact has been sent both an email and hard copy invoice with directions on how to pay dues either online or by check/wire transfer. If you need another copy of your invoice, please request one via email at information@ikeca.org. For questions about the renewal process, contact Headquarters at 215-320-3876.
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