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Woodland Environmental Management Systems, Certification and Compliance


Course Description

Forest product manufacturers operating under various provincial, federal and international certification standards are required to identify training needs and ensure that personnel receive training related to their work. The manufacturer shall also require contractors working on its behalf to demonstrate that their personnel have the requisite training and awareness levels. Forest product manufacturers are committed to environmental protection not only on their defined forest area, but also on any lands where purchase wood originates. If you are harvesting and selling private land wood to a certified company, you will need to follow its Environmental Management System. Forest Certification is designed as a "must have" training module for company supervisors, logging site contractors and frontline forest workers. It could also be used as an annual refresher.

This course is delivered in partnership with Northern Lakes College and Woodland Operations Learning Foundation (WOLF )

 Delivery and content is designed for forest resource development and management agencies, including government, utility, and petroleum and wood sectors.

 Contractors, employees, supervisors and recreational forest users of all educational backgrounds will learn about science, regulation and best practice from these courses.

 Instructors are trained, experienced educators and subject matter experts.

 Training is delivered where and when you want in classroom, field, online or combined formats

 For face to face delivery, small classes of 15 to 25 people over 6 to 8 hours are normal. Larger groups may be accommodated with concurrent and/or sequential sessions or as seminars or even conferences.

 Competence may be examined and certificates of completion are issued for satisfactory test results.

 Most courses are eligible for Continuing Competence Credit for Alberta Professional Forest Technologists and Foresters.

 Standards meet or exceed third party certification requirements for CSA, FSC or SFI.

 Courses may be modified to meet local needs for time, regulation or other constraints, but this may affect certification outcomes and cost.

 Courses are 6 hours in length.

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Withdrawals and Refunds

The registration deadline for this course is 30 days prior to the start date. There are no refunds after the registration deadline.


Northern Lakes College reserves the right to re-schedule or cancel a course that lacks sufficient registrations to provide a satisfactory learning atmosphere. In this event your registration fee will be refunded in full or applied to the re-scheduled course.

Fee Payment

Fee Payment: Fees are due at the time of registration. Northern Lakes College accepts cash, cheque, money order, debit, VISA, MasterCard, American Express. Invoicing to a company requires a Purchase Order (PO).