Continuing & Professional Education

Environmental Remediation

Earn a Certificate

Courses for everyone 5

Our cours­es are rec­og­nized by the Alber­ta Insti­tute of Agrol­o­gists as senior lev­el agrol­o­gy courses

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Impor­tant Updates to the Program

Extension will be suspending this Certificate program effective September 1, 2022. In other words, no Program Applications will be accepted after September 1, 2022.

Students enrolled in the program(s) on the date of suspension will have up until March 29, 2024 to complete program requirements, and be eligible for the last available graduation of these programs in June 2024.

Please see full details for how this impacts our current and prospective students.

This cer­tifi­cate will pro­vide envi­ron­men­tal pro­fes­sion­als with spe­cial­ized knowl­edge in the man­age­ment of con­t­a­m­i­nat­ed sites.

Cours­es offer hands-on appli­ca­tions with real-world sit­u­a­tions, cov­er­ing sub­jects such as Phase 1 and 2 envi­ron­men­tal site assess­ment, risk man­age­ment, provin­cial Tier 1 and 2 guide­lines for soil and water ele­ments, bio and phy­tore­me­di­a­tion con­cepts and appli­ca­tions, and emerg­ing technologies.

These cours­es are rec­og­nized by the Alber­ta Insti­tute of Agrol­o­gists as senior lev­el agrol­o­gy cours­es relat­ed to entrance into the pro­fes­sion and to aug­ment core knowl­edge require­ments relat­ed to a prac­tice area in AIA.

                                                                                                                                       
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in Environmental Remediation
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  • University of Alberta parchment in as little as 1 year
  • Pay as you go
  • Currently open for enrolment

Only interested in taking a course? You can register for a course without applying and enrolling in the program – browse our Environmental Remediation courses. If later you decide to apply for the full program, the course you’ve taken will be applied toward your Certificate as long as it is still part of the program plan at the time of your application. Please note, program requirements are subject to change over time.

Cours­es may be com­plet­ed indi­vid­u­al­ly or as part of the cer­tifi­cate. There are no pre­req­ui­sites to take the cours­es; pri­or knowl­edge of con­tent area, how­ev­er, is expect­ed for stu­dent suc­cess. Stu­dents are expect­ed to pos­sess entry-lev­el knowl­edge of the sub­ject mat­ter through job train­ing, pre­vi­ous edu­ca­tion, or work expe­ri­ence in a com­ple­men­tary envi­ron­men­tal sector.

Extension will be suspending this Certificate program effective September 1, 2022. In other words, no Program Applications will be accepted after September 1, 2022.

Students enrolled in the program(s) on the date of suspension will have up until March 29, 2024 to complete program requirements, and be eligible for the last available graduation of these programs in June 2024.

Please see full details for how this impacts our current and prospective students.


Five courses are offered; four are needed to graduate. Courses are comprised of 39 instructional hours each, and are scheduled over daytime, evening, and weekend classes. Once the program has been completed, an official University of Alberta parchment will be issued.

Your program requirements

Once you are admitted, you can verify your program requirements by logging into the University of Alberta’s student portal, Bear Tracks, to view your Academic Advisement.

Applying for Graduation

Submit your request to graduate to obtain your credential, receive a parchment, and (optionally) attend the graduation ceremony. Apply for graduation between November 1 and February 1 via Bear Tracks.

  • If you haven’t previously completed a program application, you must do so in order to qualify for graduation.
  • You must apply for graduation even if you do not plan to attend the ceremony.
  • An appli­ca­tion fee of $100 is required for admis­sion into the program.
  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you reg­is­ter for your classes.
  • Cours­es are GST-exempt.
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
Bursaries and funding opportunities
Funding source
Eligibility
Amount
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.

$250+
income tax return
Skilled Immigrant Micro-Loan 

Whether you intend to work in the same field you trained in outside of Canada, or you wish to apply your transferable skills to a new career, this low-interest loan helps you cover the cost of education and related living expenses.

Up to $15,000 loan
N/A
Alumni Professional Development Grant 

Any alumnus of the University of Alberta

75% of course fee
monthly deadline
HRDF 

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

$750 annually
Dec / Mar / Jun / Sep
Coal and Electricity Transition Tuition Voucher 

If you work at one of the identified coal/electricity worksites and have been employed for a year or more

$12,000 max.
N/A

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