Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Certification Course – Toronto


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:
Calgary AB: October 1st – 3rd 2019
Toronto ON: November 6th – 8th 2019

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

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Click here to view the AESAC Phase I Course Outline