Public Sector
Continuing & Professional Education

Course Series
in Planning for Diverse Environments

Start exploring connected careers. People in these types of occupational fields may benefit from this program:

Administrative Officer
1,262 positions open annually
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Urban and Land Use Planner
109 positions open annually
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Lawyer and Quebec Notary
548 positions open annually
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All 4 courses are part-time and also open to current practitioners
Program enrolment is optional – register without applying

Take a course
  • development officers
  • planning technicians
  • planners
  • resource managers
  • consultants
  • developers
  • lawyers
  • zoning administrators

The series will pro­vide you with exper­tise in plan­ning com­mu­ni­ties in the areas of urban, rur­al, region­al, and win­ter environments.

Led by indus­try experts, the cours­es encour­age learn­ers to col­lab­o­rate with oth­er plan­ning pro­fes­sion­als who bring their pri­or expe­ri­ence for dynam­ic dis­cus­sions and prac­ti­cal hands-on activities.

This series is com­prised of two online cours­es and two in-class/web-enhanced cours­es held in down­town Edmon­ton, each of them designed to stand alone in pro­vid­ing spe­cif­ic skills. Cours­es can also be tak­en togeth­er to pro­vide you with a com­pre­hen­sive skill set. 

  • This series is for you if you are a learn­er work­ing with­in the plan­ning indus­try.
    Learn­ers may come from a wide range of sec­tors, rang­ing from devel­op­ment offi­cers, plan­ning tech­ni­cians, land use, envi­ron­men­tal, and com­mu­ni­ty plan­ners, to resources man­agers, gov­ern­ment offi­cials, con­sul­tants, devel­op­ers, lawyers, zon­ing admin­is­tra­tors, admin­is­tra­tors in small­er munic­i­pal­i­ties, and oth­ers involved in plan­ning processes. 
  • If you are a reg­is­tered pro­fes­sion­al plan­ner with the Alber­ta Pro­fes­sion­al Plan­ners Insti­tute (APPI), you may use these cours­es as part of the required Con­tin­u­ous Pro­fes­sion­al Learn­ing (CPL) units for your mem­ber­ship maintenance.
  • All cours­es count for elec­tive cred­it toward the Applied Land Use Plan­ning cer­tifi­cate program.

No prerequisites or entrance requirements.

Courses qualify for APPI membership maintenance

A note about COVID-19 measures

If you see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format—but not the program. Winter, Spring, and Summer 2021 courses have been converted to remote delivery platforms. Register for a course online or apply to a program via email, and keep learning!

  • Can be completed in 1 year
  • Pay as you go
  • Start today – no need to apply for admission
Earn a Series Record of Achievement
in Planning for Diverse Environments
  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you reg­is­ter for your classes.
  • Some cours­es require a text­book at an addi­tion­al cost.
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
  • Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
Bursaries and funding opportunities
Funding source
Apply by
Canada-Alberta Job Grant 

Available for businesses in all sectors across Alberta

Two-thirds of the training costs (up to 100% if hiring an unemployed Albertan)
any time
Canada Training Benefit 

Residents of Canada, 25-65 years old, who have $10,000-150,000 in earnings for work.

income tax return
Alumni Professional Development Grant 

Any alumnus of the University of Alberta

75% of course fee
monthly deadline

Employed by the University of Alberta as Non-Academic Staff (NASA)

$750 annually
Dec / Mar / Jun / Sep

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