Environmental Remediation Certificate

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This certificate will provide environmental professionals with specialized knowledge in the management of contaminated sites. Courses offer hands-on applications with real-world situations, covering subjects such as Phase 1 and 2 environmental site assessment, risk management, provincial Tier 1 and 2 guidelines for soil and water elements, bio and phytoremediation concepts and applications, and emerging technologies.

Program at a Glance

Program structure

5 courses offered; 4 needed to graduate.

Location & Format

Classes held in downtown Edmonton and Calgary.


1-2 years of part-time study (with a maximum of three years to complete).


Remediation specialists, environmental engineers, soil scientists, biologists, and foresters will benefit from this program. These courses are recognized by the Alberta Institute of Agrologists as senior level agrology courses related to entrance into the profession and to augment core knowledge requirements related to a practice area in AIA.

Program Plan

Five courses are offered; four are needed to graduate. Courses are comprised of 39 instructional hours each, and are scheduled over daytime, evening, and weekend classes. Once the program has been completed, an official University of Alberta parchment will be issued. 


Complete 4 courses:

  • EXERM 4291 (Spring term course)
  • EXERM 4285
  • EXERM 4286
  • EXERM 4281 or EXERM 4282


All courses count for credit toward the Environmental Resource Management Certificate program. Select courses also count for credit within the Water Resource Management Certificate, Soil Science Certificate, and Land Reclamation Certificate.

Qualifications & Admission

Courses may be completed individually or as part of the certificate. There are no prerequisites to take the courses; prior knowledge of content area, however, is expected for student success. Students are expected to possess entry-level knowledge of the subject matter through job training, previous education, or work experience in a complementary environmental sector.

This program is currently open for enrolment—apply now!


  1. Click on the ‘Apply now’ button below to download the Application for Program Admission form.
  2. Submit your completed application, along with a $100 admission fee.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you register for your classes.
  • This program and its courses are eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.

Courses Offered

You can register for a course without enrolling in the program. If later you decide to apply for the full program, the course(s) you’ve taken will be applied toward your certificate. Alternatively, you may opt for auditing a course, in which case you will not be evaluated for any coursework — audited courses, however, cannot be applied toward the certificate at any time.

Register online or by phone at 780-492-3116 (toll-free 1-800-808-4784). You may also register by mail, fax, or in person.

Classes are held in Edmonton (Enterprise Square, downtown); select courses are also offered in Calgary.

Course schedules are also available in printer-friendly PDF format.


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