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Ground Disturbance Supervisor Training

Online Course

This online course has been fully endorsed by the Alberta Common Ground Alliance (ABCGA) Standard 201 and includes the 2016 updates to the Standard 201.  NEW this year we have the EAPUOC eManual app, also included in the course.

It was built on the success and content of the current Global Training Centre Ground Disturbance Level II® standardized program.  In our opinion this course provides all the content from the classroom version of the Ground Disturbance Level II®, plus the benefit of some additional information. 

It is designed for any party that is supervising a ground disturbance, independently performing a ground disturbance or issuing and receiving ground disturbance permits. The program ensures that personnel are familiar with, and fully understand, all the regulations and variances involved when a ground disturbance takes place.

​This course is presented in a logical sequence – from the pre-planning stage to the close out, all with a focus on damage prevention. Participants learn how to clarify sources when searching for underground facilities, provide notification to the facility owner and receive owner notification. Participants gain an understanding of the necessary approvals/crossing agreements and regulations necessary before creating a ground disturbance. They gain an understanding of line locating, including the use of electro-magnetic equipment, and learn about types of exposure. Participants will also learn how to do a back-fill inspection, as well as how to use permits and conduct pre-job meetings.

Emergency response plans and what to do in case an underground facility is contacted are also covered. The practical exercise in the final module takes the participant through the process of building a ground disturbance checklist, using their knowledge gained within the course.

Course content includes animated scenarios, expert character guideposts, interactive learning exercises, competency quiz questions, a full glossary and toolbox of regulations, codes, guides, downloadable sample documents and also a defensible final exam.


Duration: 5 hours | $95.95 +GST


Course Certificates

The certificate is valid for 3 years from the course completion date indicated on the certificate.  Upon successful completion a certificate will be available to download and print.

Course Contact Information

Leanne Hendrickson
Education Services Coordinator