• Training Courses

  • AESAC (Associated Environmental Site Assessors of Canada), is offering environmental training courses across Canada. Courses are offered over an intensive 3-day session to minimize on time and expenses. In order to meet it’s mandate as a National Organization for training and certification of Environmental Site Assessors, AESAC has announced the following courses, dates and locations.

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    COVID-19 update:

    Based on current government pandemic restrictions in addition to the interests of public health and the wellbeing of our members and staff AESAC has updated it's policies for the upcoming training courses taking place in Calgary AB. and Toronto, ON; in light of the recent events regarding COVID-19.

    • The health and safety of our attendees, instructors, guest speakers and staff is paramount, and AESAC will abide by the most up-to-date recommendations of the federal and provincial public health agencies at all times.
    • AESAC will incorporate suitable protective measures for the safety of all course attendees; including offering hand sanitizer & facial coverings, maintaining social & physical distancing, and evaluating and adjusting our in-course meal program as appropriate.
    • We acknowledge the virus situation is very fluid and the government's public health position is continually evolving. Should public health advice change, AESAC will evaluate and respond accordingly; including notification to all registered attendees.

     

  • PHASE 1 ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT CERTIFICATION TRAINING COURSE- 3 DAY

    REGISTER for Phase 1 Course

    This is an intensive 3-day session that is offered in a productive workshop atmosphere, providing attendees with the training required to conduct Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs). The course is suitable for both experienced practitioners and those wishing to enter the site assessment field and/or wish to be recognized as Canadian Site Assessment professionals. Successful completion of this course along with passing the certification exam entitles the attendee eligibility to apply for the C.E.S.A. (Certified Environmental Site Assessor) designation**.

    Each step of the Phase One Environmental Site Assessment process is followed according to the CSA-Z768 guidelines. Attendees who successfully complete this course, final exam, and meet AESAC's certification criteria, are eligible to receive the C.E.S.A. designation.

    New for this course is the hands on workshop taking place during the third day. Here, attendees will conduct a Phase I report writing exercise on a real subject property. Followed by the national standard certification exam- a prerequisite for the CESA designation.

    The Ontario Course is expanded to included the new MECP Ontario Regulations (O.R.)153/511 and amendments. These additions contain valuable information regarding the mandatory regulations for practitioners operating in Ontario.
    New MECP Topics include:

    • History of the regulatory changes,
    • Overview and objectives of Ontario Regulation (O.R.) 153/511 and amendments,
    • Differences between O.R. 153/511 and CSA Z768-01,
    • Change of Property Use and the Record of Site Condition,
    • Role and responsibilities of the Qualified Person,
    • Use of prior ESA reports,
    • The “Phase I Study Area” and “Enhanced Investigation Property”
    • Expanded Phase I research,
    • Conducting the Site Investigation,
    • The Phase I Conceptual Site Model,
    • Reporting requirements,
    • Introduction to the MECP standard Phase II ESA,

    The Alberta Course is expanded to included provincial guidelines and regulations for BC, AB, SK, and MB. These additions contain valuable information and resources for practitioners operating in Western Canada

    Date and Locations: (New Dates!)
    Calgary AB: October 28th - 30th 2020
    Toronto ON: September 30th - October 2nd 2020

    COST:
    Three days- $1795.00* includes: coffee/tea, refreshments, lunch, step-by-step course manual, resource materials, final certification examination.

    REGISTER for Phase 1 Course

    Click here to view the AESAC Phase 1 ESA Course Outline

    Click here to view the AESAC Fall 2020 Course Flyer

     

  • PHASE 2 SITE ASSESSMENT CERTIFICATION TRAINING COURSE- 3 DAY COURSE

    Register for Phase 2 Course

    The Course is suitable for both experienced practitioners and junior or intermediate professionals wishing to expand their knowledge and/or obtain certification. Previously completing the AESAC Phase I training course is recommended. This course provides in depth instruction and training on the Phase II Environmental Site Assessment process.

    Successful completion of this course along with passing the certification exam entitles the attendee eligibility to apply for the CESAII (Certified Environmental Site Assessor Phase II) designation***.

    Course fee includes step-by-step manual, drilling/sampling exercises, take home assignments, resource materials, exam preparation, and final certification examination (prerequisites for CESAII certification). Lunch and refreshments are provided.

    Course topics include:

    • How to Design a Phase II to Meet the Primary Assessment Objectives
    • Conducting a Phase II to meet CSA Z-769-00 Guidelines
    • Overview of Applicable Environmental Regulations
    • Sampling plans, health and safety plans
    • Drilling & Sampling, Monitoring Well Installations, Water sampling, and much more.
    • Laboratory Data Analysis, reviewing and reporting
    • Case Studies, Group Projects, and take home assignments
    • Expert guest speakers
    • CESAII Certification Exam

    The Ontario Course is expanded to included the new MECP Ontario Regulations (O.R.)153/511 and amendments. These additions contain valuable information regarding the mandatory regulations for practitioners operating in Ontario.

    The Alberta Course is expanded to included provincial guidelines and regulations for BC, AB, SK, and MB. These additions contain valuable information and resources for practitioners operating in Western Canada

    Dates and Locations: (New Dates!)
    Calgary AB: November 3rd - 5th 2020
    Toronto ON: October 6th - 8th 2020


    Cost:
    Three Days- $1795.00*. Included: Coffee/Tea, Lunch, Refreshments, Step-by-step Manual, Resource materials, and Certification Exam

    Click here to view the Phase 2 ESA Course Outline

    Register for Phase 2 Course

    Click here to View AESAC 2020 Fall Course Flyer

    Combo Price!  Register for Both the Phase I and Phase II course and Save up to $600.00! Click here
     

  • Environmental Site Assessments on Upstream Oil & Gas Wellsites & Facilities in Alberta

    This course is exclusive to Alberta and designed to educate Alberta Environmental Consultants, Wellsite operators, and Individuals looking to enter the Oil & Gas industry, step-by-step the mandatory procedures for conducting a Phase 1 on an Alberta Oil and Gas Wellsite and/or Facility. This 1-day course follows the Alberta Environment Guidelines for Phase 1 ESA for the purpose of reclaiming Oil and Gas Wellsites and Facilities. This course also provides an overview of the Phase 2 and Reclamation processes.Click here to download the ESA Upstream Oil & Gas Course Outline

    COST:
    $595.00* includes: coffee/tea, refreshments, lunch, step-by-step course manual, resource materials, final examination.

    Date and Location:

    Calgary AB: TDB

    Click here to download the Upstream Oil and Gas Course Outline

    Click here to register for this course

  • AESAC Phase One Demo Video

  • * Prices include $100.00 early registration discounts. Applicable taxes are not included.
    ** must be an AESAC member in good standing and meet AESAC’s certification criteria which may include an evaluation for certification.
    *** must be a CESA AESAC Certified member in good standing and meet AESAC’s certification criteria which may include an evaluation for certification.