The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists

Available CPD Courses/Activities

Here are some Continuing Professional Development opportunities that partner organizations have opened up to our members. The first section lists activities with set dates, the second section lists activities that are more flexible or can be done any time.

March 4, 2020
London, ON
March 5, 2020
Burlington, ON
October 6, 2020
Kingston, ON

Cost of event: $170 + tax

An all day conference with sessions from industry leaders including ABB, Spirax Sarco, and DuBois. Of particular interest to the Buildings Discipline. The conference will tour the country and has 3 dates in Ontario. Your registration fee includes meals and refreshments.

Attendance of the complete conference qualifies as 1 informal activity in the Contributions to Technical Knowledge category of the OACETT CPD Program.
Ontario Building Code Exam Prep - Onsite Sewage Systems
March 9-13, 2020
Lindsay, ON

Cost of learning event: $849.00 + HST: $110.37 = Total cost including HST: $959.37

This course deals with the 2012 Ontario Building Code (OBC) requirements for on-site Sewage Systems with design capacity of up to 10,000 litres per day. 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 5-day Exam Prep course is designed to prepare the student for writing the MMAH On-site Sewage Systems qualification exam. It is scheduled for November 25-29, 2019.

Learning Objectives:
  • At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the legal requirements under the BCA and OBC
  • Evaluate the site characteristics and determine the options available for the site
  • Understand the minimum design requirements for the five classes of on-site sewage systems
  • Understand the construction requirements for the various types of systems
  • Understand some of the health and safety requirements related to the construction of on-site sewage systems
  • Understand the basics of evaluating malfunctioning systems, remedial work and change of use for buildings connected to existing systems.
 Your Instructor:
Jeffrey Chalmers, CET, CBCO
Jeffrey has over 40 years’ experience in building code interpretation and enforcement as a plans examiner, inspector, chief building official, building code consultant and instructor of building code courses. Jeff has extensive knowledge in all areas of the Ontario code and has helped develop new training courses in the Ontario Building Code and also the National Building Code for training across Canada.
Jeff is a member of OACETT, the OBOA and the OPIA. 

Renovation and Restoration of Historic Masonry Buildings

March 11, 2020
Algonquin College


Whether new or old, masonry is one of a designer’s most favoured building envelope solutions. Our members often ask us to revisit this topic. For BECOR’s 2020 full-day session, we are putting the masonry band back together. Some of the original group will be there playing your old favourites for sure and the new members will enlighten you with new topics as well.

Who should attend:
  • Are you repurposing, redesigning or renovating an existing masonry building?
  • Are you changing the interior environment in an old masonry building? Contemporary humidity and temperature conditions can have a dramatic negative impact on historic masonry.
  • Are you looking for an affordable historic look for a new building? Have you considered a thin alternative to traditional masonry?
  • Are you trying to determine the performance limits on some existing masonry?
  • Will you be insulating, repointing, reattaching, or cleaning old masonry? What precautions should you take? Retrofitting older masonry buildings requires proper assessment, analysis and care.
Learn from local and national leaders in this field. Hear the challenges that these designers have faced, and their solutions.
So reserve the day, get out of the office, reconnect with old friends, forget LinkedIn and meet new people in person.

Preparing your PMI Application for PMP Certification

March 25, 2020

This short webinar will cover the application requirements for the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification as per the Project Management Institute (PMI).

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the PMI’s process in becoming a PMP
  • Understand the difference between PMP and CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management) Certification
  • Complete the online PMI application for PMP certification
  • Become familiar with the formal education contact hours needed for the application process
  • Track the required work hours needed for the application
Your Instructor: Andrea Chisholm, PMP

Andrea is a Project Management Professional, consultant and trainer with over 25 years’ experience working in project driven environments.  She has extensive experience in project management processes gained from both the IT and engineering industries and provides her expertise as a consultant to companies in Project Management, Business Analysis, Business Development, Technical Support and Staff Training and Development.  Andrea has a BASc. in Industrial Engineering and a Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology and her certifications include Project Management (PMP), Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), Comp TIA A+ and Network.  Her specialty training areas include a wide range of project management and technical areas comprising Project Management, PMP Preparation and Certification, MS Project, MS Office, leadership and business skills.

Tips & Techniques: Leading Successful Meetings
April 9, 2020
Lindsay, ON


Do you lead meetings where people simple show up, don’t engage, and when they walk away, they have taken little or no accountability for moving towards next steps?  If you are looking to impact behaviours of those who attend your meetings and want them to take action, you will benefit from the techniques shared in this workshop. 

We will give you a framework to use for designing and delivering meetings that are purposeful and results-oriented. Knowing your role and those of others, including what to do before, during and after a meeting, will allow you to create an environment that fosters shared responsibility of all team members - to action measurable deliverables resulting from the meeting. 

At the end of this interactive workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of meetings
  • Identify a framework for designing the meeting agenda
  • Create a roadmap for running a meeting
  • Describe the roles of all attendees
  • Explore strategies for planning meetings that will engage all attendees and keep everyone on track
Your Instructor:

Josie Di Vincenzo, M.Ad.Ed. CTDP, PCC

Josie Di Vincenzo is President of JDV Training & Development Inc. with 24+ years experience designing and facilitating learning for over 500 hundred learning events to all sectors. She offers a unique blend of professional business experience, perspectives about how adults learn and formal coaching education. Josie brings passion, warmth and curiosity; the perfect blend for working with others and for guiding them to reach their full potential. Her wealth of knowledge, skills and expertise will allow one to gain valuable insights about current practices and more importantly, identify how to immediately apply learning to their roles.

Josie has a Master of Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University (M.Ad.Ed.), is a Certified Training & Development Professional (CTDP), a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), a Certified Legacy Leadership Facilitator, and Licensed Coaching Out of the Box Facilitator. Her appreciation for developing adults resulted in her being a recipient of the 2007 Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD) Research Award. Josie is an Assessor for the certification of training & development professionals at CSTD and a faculty member for the Certificate in Adult Training and Development program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.



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7 Axioms of Value Creation 


Gain the edge and learn about the code for success in today's disruptives times. In his unique online training series, Ian helps shape critical thinking concepts that prepare you for a future which is technology driven and approaching more rapidly than we could ever anticipate. Access this breakthrough learning in a convenient online format and learn from the comfort of your home or office. 

Ian Khan is the principal of FUTURACY Institute of Thought Leadership and was the speaker at OACETT's 2018 AGM and Conference:  CPD Session
He is a Technology Futurist featured on CNN, a Forbes Contributor, and the author of "7 Axioms of Value Creation". Ian has been on the TEDx stage as a speaker three times. As a leadership author and trainer, he extensively tours globally and teaches his 7-Axioms of Value Creation methodology. Ian is also the host and creator of “Blockchain City”, a documentary capturing the adoption of Blockchain technology by cities worldwide. An expert in Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and the convergence of technology, he is a globally renowned technology expert and thought leader.

The following are included:
  1. Introduction to the 7 Axioms of Value Creation Course. A certificate is issued upon completion. (CPD approved for 2 hours under the Management/Leadership category)
  2. eCopy of the 7 Axioms of Value Creation (Writing a short summary will earn 2 hours of CPD under the Management/Leadership category)
  3. PowerPoint Presentation 
  4. Video of the CPD Session at the AGM. (Writing a short summary will earn 2 hours of CPD under the Management/Leadership category)
  5. Introduction to Today’s Technology Power Era Video
Approved for one CPD activity under the Management/Leadership category upon completion of sections 1, 2, and 4 above.

Developing Cultural Diversity in Your Organization FREE
This is a series of 19 videos recorded by Lionel Laroche, one of Canada’s thought leaders on the topic of cultural diversity and immigrant integration. These videos are meant to help viewers understand the true nature of the challenges that culturally different people often experience when they work together. By analyzing how the way we were brought up impacts the way we think and communicate in the workplace, these videos help viewers pinpoint the root causes of the cross-cultural challenges they may experience and provide concrete, tried-and-tested solutions that viewers can implement immediately in their work. By combining insightful diagrams and humorous anecdotes, these videos help viewers see the perspective of others and realize that we can end up with profound misunderstandings even when everyone involved has the best intentions at heart. These videos are highly recommended to anyone who works in an organization where the company picture is diverse. Check out the videos today!

LEAN Yellow and Green Belt Certifications in the GTA from QCDMS Consultants

About the Certification:
LEAN (Toyota & Honda Production System) certifications are in great demand, across multiple job sectors (Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Public Service). LEAN is simple, and yet it is the most powerful business improvement methodology available. Through LEAN, you can engage yourself and your staff to challenge the status quo and improve your organization's performance. Come & learn how to improve your bottom-line and "how to do more with the same".

About the Events:
CJ from QCDMS Consultants (Charanjit ‘CJ’ Bawa, C.Tech. PMP, Black Belt Lean Coach & Change Agent) is conducting 5 LEAN Yellow Belt certification courses and 2 Green Belt certification courses in the next 7 months. After the training, you will be given the opportunity to visit a TOYOTA or HONDA plant (at no additional cost) to witness all the classroom lessons in action. To register or learn more, follow the link above or email CJ at Be sure to inform CJ of your OACETT membership to receive a discount on your LEAN training.

Utility Infrastructure Awareness
Ontario's Only Utility Infrastructure Awareness Education Solution 
Cost:  $113.00
  • Take Ownership of Your Safety
  • Reduce Utility Infrastructure Damages
  • Stay in Compliance
  • Increase Your Safety Culture
This e-learning program gives everyone involved on excavation projects the awareness and knowledge to stay safe and reduce utility infrastructure damages when excavating.  Instructions on how to register.

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Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps​ (offered by the Ministry of Labour)  FREE
This training introduces workers to the Occupational Health and Safety Act. It focuses on the health and safety rights and responsibilities of workers, supervisors, and employers. It also serves as a general introduction to workplace health and safety. Workers can use this free training program as one way to meet the minimum training required by the Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training regulation. The program can be completed using the workbook or the eLearning module.
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