The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists

CPD Courses/Activities

CPD Courses/Activities

Here are some continuing professional development opportunities that partner organizations have opened up to our members.

May 15 – 17, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton (Queen Victoria Room)
300 King Street
London ON

Pressure Pipe Lining Systems
This workshop will present various types of water main lining systems to address hydraulic, water quality and structural issues. The industry’s leading experts will discuss strategies to develop highly cost-effective renovation programs for water distribution system. Recent advancements in water main renovation using polyurea lining systems will be presented. The workshop emphasis will be on the planning, process, design, and QA/QC to ensure successful completion of renovation projects using cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) system. The workshop will be of interest to municipalities, water utilities, consultants, and contractors who would like to develop their expertise in this rapidly evolving field. 

Join Keynote speaker Jim Anspach, co-creator of the  ASCE 38-02, to have an overview of SUE tools, techniques and applications. The workshop includes a discussion on CI/ASCE 38-02: Standard Guidelines for the Collection and Depiction of Existing Subsurface Utility Data published in 2003.  The standard is the backbone for the practice of SUE.

This one day workshop brings together an exclusive group of experts from across the trenchless water industry. This unique opportunity will allow for attendees to learn from industry specialists, including Lynn Osborne, AWWA Life Award Winner. In addition this course will include presentations from experts with experience in developing multi-million dollar CIPP programs, as well as representatives from each of the leading CIPP liner manufactures. Topics covered will include recent advancements in lining systems as well as process and practice guidelines to ensure successful projects. Do not miss out on this rare opportunity! 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

The GTA and Ontario's development and real property industries continue to grow and evolve, creating new challenges, risks and opportunities.  Join the region’s top Land Professionals for a day of learning, insights and strategies that will help you outperform in 2018.  You’ll hear how the fundamentals of land and real property are evolving. Fifteen thought leaders and industry experts—authorities in condo law, municipal planning, transit systems, condo development, project costing, finance, planning, technology—will discuss the factors and trends that will shape 2018.  Our commitment to you:   Exceptional speakers tackling topics of significance delivering a balance of technical expertise and strategic insights.  Your takeaway will be best practices and strategies to succeed in 2018 and support an enduring business.

When purchasing ticket to the event (either to attend in person or webcast), select OACETT from the drop down menu. OACETT members will be emailed a Certificate of Attendance after the conference. 

SolidWorks Essential Training 
This is a 5 days training program and participants will learn how to build parametric models of parts and assemblies, and create production drawings of the models. This program runs every month in Toronto or Cambridge.   Check out the dates.  

OACETT member will receive a 40%.  When registering online, put OACETT under the company section to receive the discount.

JM Consulting is a specialized, boutique-style consulting agency dedicated to providing customized professional development and program management services to organizations. 

This course deals with the 2012 Ontario Building Code (OBC) requirements for on-site Sewage Systems with design capacity of 10,000 litres per day or less. The OBC technical requirements for these systems are found primarily in Division B., Part 8 of the Code, but also include and refer to other portions of the OBC, the Building Code Act and Supplementary Standard SB6. This course is an introduction to the principles of on-site sewage systems and includes the following topics:
  • Requirements under the Building Code Act (BCA) as related to sewage systems
  • Site evaluations, test pits and percolation times (T-times)
  • System characteristics and daily design flows
  • Design and construction of Class 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 sewage systems
  • Inspection and review of Class 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 sewage systems
  • Operation and maintenance minimum requirements for existing systems, and
  • Occupational Health and Safety as related to sewage system inspection or enforcement
This Exam Prep course is designed to prepare the student for writing the MMAH On-site Sewage Systems qualification exam:

May 3, 2018
Mississauga ON

In this comprehensive workshop, we will review the new requirements set out in the Federal Hazardous Products Act (HPA) and the Regulations (HPR), administered by Health Canada. We will also study the WMHIS Pictograms of 2015 and 1988.

Participants will also learn about supplier and work place labels, Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and routes of entry into the body. Discussions around understanding hazards and how to control hazards using PPE will also take place.

Finally, we will cover emergency actions, first aid processes and understand what the responsibilities and rights are of employers and employees.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the changes made to WHMIS
  • Have knowledge of the Hazardous Products Act and apply the Regulations
  • Know how to read and understand the MSDS and SDS
  • Know the location of the MSDS and SDS sheets in your workplace
  • Be able to identify a supplier label and make a workplace label
  • Be aware of any hazards in their workplace and know how to handle them safely
  • Be able to identify the basic principles of emergency planning
October 1-5, 2018
Barrie ON

The Legal Process course is intended as an introduction to the legal process for all Building Code practitioners including building officials and designers. This course can also be an excellent training and preparation tool for persons preparing to write the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Legal qualification examination. 

Gain a basic knowledge of the legal process related to building code administration, roles and responsibilities of all practitioners, and the course is designed to help prepare individuals to write the Ministry of Municipal Affairs legal qualification examination, a requirement for all areas of Ministry qualifications. 

Participants are encouraged to complete all Chapters of the course. Some Chapters are intended for all code practitioners while others provide information for Chief Building Officials, aspiring CBO's, Inspectors who have the same powers and duties as the CBO in relation to sewage systems or plumbing, Inspectors who are Supervisors and Managers of Inspectors and Registered Code Agencies. 

At the end of this course, participants will have an understanding of:
  • The Roles and the Legal Framework of the Act
  • The Various Qualifications and Registration under the Act and the Code
  • Permit Applications and the Issuance Process for Permits
  • Exercising Lawful Entry 
  • The Inspection and Compliance Processes
  • The Occupancy Process
  • Co-operation, Conflict and Dispute Resolution under the Act
  • Offences, Liability and Immunity from Actions
  • Change of Use and Renovations
  • Complying with Division B
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