• 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

    Calgary Course Update:

    AESAC has received notification from the Alberta Government / Ministry of Health that AESAC’s in-person ESA Training courses can proceed as planned as AESAC and the Hotel Blackfoot (course venue) are undertaking steps outlined in the Restrictions Exemption Program. 

    Upon entering the Hotel Blackfoot, AESAC course attendees will be required to provide one of the following:

    1. Show proof that you are fully vaccinated; or
    2. Provide proof of a privately-paid negative PCR within 72 hours of the start of each course (tests from AHS or Alberta Precision Laboratories not allowed); or
    3. Have a rapid test done on-site (an extra charge may apply)

    More information on the Restriction Exemption program can be found here:
    https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx

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

    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 20th - 22th 2021 - click here to register -
    Toronto ON: November 8th - 10th 2021   - click here to register -

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

    Save up to $600.00 by registering for both the Phase 1 and Phase 2 training courses at once. Simply select the "combo" option upon registering for either course.

    Click here to view the AESAC Phase 1 ESA Course Outline

    Click here to view the AESAC Spring 2021 Course Flyer

     

    Canada Job Grants Available
    AESAC's Phase 1 and 2 ESA training courses are eligible for Canada's provincial Job Grants.
    The Canada Job Grant Program grants must be applied for by the attendee's employer, and will cover up to two-thirds (2/3) of the course registration fees.  
    Click the links below to learn more about this excellent opportunity:

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

    Calgary AB: October 26th - 28th 2021 - click here to register -
    Toronto ON: November 16th - 18th 2021 - click here to register -


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

    Save up to $600.00 by registering for both the Phase 1 and Phase 2 training courses at once. Simply select the "combo" option upon registering for either course.

    Click here to view the Phase 2 ESA Course Outline

    Click here to View AESAC Spring 2021 Course Flyer

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

  • New! AESAC's Phase 1 and Phase 2 in-person certification training courses now have a Virtual Attendance option.
    Available for all upcoming training courses, attendees can now register to attend virtually as well as in-person.

    Virtual attendees will join the training session via a private live stream video feed, and participate in the 3-day training course while it is taking place in real time at the course venue.

    Virtual attendees will receive all course materials as well as a course completion certificate. However the final exam required for CESA certification must be completed in-person and can be written anytime within 3 years at a future training course/exam location.

    To register for Virtual Attendance, simply Click the "attend virtually" option on the course you wish to attend upon registration (Register here)

    *Courses must be confirmed with minimum number of in-person attendees before virtual attendance is offered.

  • Environmental Site Assessments on Upstream Oil & Gas Wellsites & Facilities (Virtual)

    This virtual course is exclusive to the Upstream Oil and Gas sector and designed to educate 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 (8-hour), interactive, virtual 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.

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

    Save $200 if registering for AESAC's Phase 1 and/or Phase 2 CSA courses as well. Contact AESAC Admin for Promo code to use at checkout.

    Date and Location: NOW VIRTUAL!

    Virtual: October 29th 2021  - click here to register -

    Click here to download the Upstream Oil and Gas Course Outline

  • AESAC's Webinar Series

    AESAC's new Seminar Series is a great way to stay informed and up-to-date on provincial and national Environmental Site Assessment regulations, as well as gain valuable points towards CESA Certification.

    Dates and details:

    Phase 1 ESA; CSA Guideline Overview
    Date: July 13th, 2021
    Start time: 12pm EST
    Presenter: Bill Leedham, P.Geo, QP, CESA


    Phase 2 ESA; CSA Guideline Overview
    Date: July 20th, 2021
    Start tie: 12pm EST
    Presenter: Bill Leedham, P.Geo, QP, CESA

     

    Click here to register for an upcoming webinar

    Click here to download the Spring 2021 Course and Webinar Flyer

  • AESAC Phase One Demo Video

  • A $200 deposit is required to hold attendee's spot for each course and is due upon registration. Full course payment is required no later than 4 weeks prior to each course start date.
    Note:
    Calgary Phase One: cost is $1895.00 if registered and/or payment is received after February 23rd 2021
    Calgary Phase Two: Cost is $1895.00 if registered and/or payment is received after March 6th 2021
    Phase I & II Combo: Cost is $3390.00 if registered and/or payment is received within 29 days or later prior to start date of Phase I course
    Toronto Phase One: cost is $1895.00 if registered and/or payment is received after April 18th 2021
    Toronto Phase Two: Cost is $1895.00 if registered and/or payment is received after May 1st 2021
    Upstream Phase One: Cost is $695.00 if registered and/or payment is received after February 26th 2021

    Cancellation policy: If a registered attendee is to cancel their course registration, they will be charged the following:
    More than 30 days prior to course start date: no fee
    Less than 30 days prior to course start date: 50% of course fee
    Less than 15 days prior to course start date: 75% of course fee
    Less than 5 days prior to course start date: 100% of course fee
    All deposits are non-refundable.

    * 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.

     

    Canada Job Grants Available
    AESAC's Phase 1 and 2 ESA training courses are eligible for Canada's provincial Job Grants.
    The Canada Job Grant Program grants must be applied for by the attendee's employer, and will cover up to two-thirds (2/3) of the course registration fees.  
    Click the links below to learn more about this excellent opportunity:

     
    Ontario:

    http://tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/eopg/cojg/