The Maritime College of Forest Technology’s, Department of Continuing Education is pleased to offer NS Watercourse Alteration Certification for Sizers. The course dates are February 10th – 12th, 2020 starting at 8:30 AM. The course will be held in Truro, Nova Scotia. Specific course details including an agenda, instructor profile, application form and tuition costs are included in the attached announcement.
The Nova Scotia Department of Environment has moved to a notification and approval system for watercourse alterations in the province. People who are certified sizers determine the size of structure for the alteration within the limits of their training through this new system.
This approach to NS Watercourse Alteration Certification for Sizers is user friendly for the watercourse alteration process and quality assurance. The focus is on results rather than methods, and accountability rather than approval. The completion of this training and subsequent exam will allow the participant to calculate and determine stabilization structures, docks, wharfs, water intake structures, culverts and single span bridges under a system of notification and approval. This means no time-consuming application process and no long wait for approval prior to starting installation. It also means the installer is now allowed to use their knowledge and experience to produce results that protect waterways and their habitats.
The course fills up quickly so please apply early to ensure a place. Participant numbers are limited to 25 per course. A very hectic training schedule precludes additional courses prior to June installation season – so please register as soon as possible.