Continuing & Professional Education

Land Reclamation

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Courses for everyone 5

Our cours­es offer hands-on appli­ca­tions with real-world sit­u­a­tions and respon­sive education

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Impor­tant updates

Effective September 1, 2022, Online and Continuing Education (OCE) will not be accepting new applications to this Program as it is being suspended. Students enrolled in the program on the date of suspension will have up until March 29, 2024 to complete the program requirements to meet the June 2024 parchment printing requirements. Please see full details for more information.

OCE remains committed to supporting our Environmental Sciences professionals and the various professional associations with whom we work closely through offerings of topic-specific courses as Continued Professional Education (CPE) in the future and after March 2024.

Envi­ron­men­tal pro­fes­sion­als work­ing with land resources and recla­ma­tion projects will ben­e­fit from this pro­gram. 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.

Sus­tain­able land use relies on effi­cient and rel­e­vant recla­ma­tion through the appli­ca­tion of sci­en­tif­i­cal­ly sup­port­ed procedures.

The Land Recla­ma­tion cer­tifi­cate includes cours­es focused on soil and veg­e­ta­tive prin­ci­ples, land use guide­lines and relat­ed reg­u­la­tions, soil clas­si­fi­ca­tion, test­ing, and eval­u­a­tion, as well as restora­tion and reha­bil­i­ta­tion meth­ods. These cours­es offer hands-on appli­ca­tions with real-world sit­u­a­tions and respon­sive edu­ca­tion. Stu­dents will enhance their pro­fes­sion­al skill set and knowl­edge based on cur­rent research, reg­u­la­tions, and applications.

                                                                                                                                       
Earn a Certificate
in Land Reclamation
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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 Land Reclamation 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.

Effective September 1, 2022, Online and Continuing Education (OCE) will not be accepting new applications to this Program as it is being suspended. Students enrolled in the program on the date of suspension will have up until March 29, 2024 to complete the program requirements to meet the June 2024 parchment printing requirements. Please see full details for more information.

OCE remains committed to supporting our Environmental Sciences professionals and the various professional associations with whom we work closely through offerings of topic-specific courses as Continued Professional Education (CPE) in the future and after March 2024.


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.

Select cours­es count for cred­it with­in the Envi­ron­men­tal Reme­di­a­tion cer­tifi­cate, Land Recla­ma­tion cer­tifi­cate, and Water Resource Man­age­ment certificate.

  • 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
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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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