2017 Canadian Operator Certification Meeting

2017 Canadian Operator Certification Meeting

 

Canadian Water & Wastewater Operator Certification Meeting Agenda

Participants will discuss emerging topics in operator certification and collaborate to review and update the Canadian Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Best Practices.

 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

8:30 AM
8:45 AM

Welcome & Introductions
Brian Gildner, CWWOCC Chair – Ontario Water and Wastewater Operator Licensing Program
Morley Foy, Local Host – Prince Edward Island Department of Communities, Land and Environment

8:45 AM
9:45 AM

Program Updates
Morley Foy – Prince Edward Island Department of Communities, Land and Environment
Discussion on changes of note within the provincial certification programs; complete program updates will be collected and circulated prior to the meeting

9:45 AM
10:30 AM

ABC Update
Paul Bishop, CAE & Megan Baker, CAE – Association of Boards of Certification
Introduction to ABC's new standardized exams, an overview of program eligibility criteria and certification process details for the Professional Operator program, and strategic planning updates

10:30 AM
10:45 AM

Break
Light refreshments provided

10:45 AM
11:30 AM

Electronic Testing Models
Brice Rockers, PSI Services, LLC
Introduction to electronic test administration models now available in Canada through ABC's partnership with PSI

11:30 AM
12:00 PM

Best Practice #5
Morley Foy – Prince Edward Island Department of Communities, Land and Environment
Review and revision of Best Practice 5 – Exam Policies

12:00 PM
1:30 PM

Lunch at Sims Corner Steakhouse & Oyster Bar
ABC will collect RSVPs for the meal; each attendee will be responsible for own meal costs

1:30 PM
1:50 PM

British Columbia Facility Classification Model
Kalpna Solanki – Environmental Operators Certification Program
Updated on British Columbia’s new facility classification model

1:50 PM
2:20 PM

Best Practice #2
Kalpna Solanki – Environmental Operators Certification Program
Review and revision of Best Practice 2 – Classification for Water and Wastewater Facilities/Systems

2:20 PM
2:50 PM

Best Practice #7
Tanya Hunter Alberta Environment and Parks
Review and revision of Best Practice 7 – Remote Process Control

2:50 PM 3:05 PM

Break
Light refreshments provided

3:05 PM
3:25 PM

British Columbia Competency Model
Kalpna Solanki – Environmental Operators Certification Program
Introduction to British Columbia’s new competency model

3:25 PM
3:55 PM

Best Practice #4
Brian Gildner – Ontario Water and Wastewater Operator Licensing Program
Review and revision of Best Practice 4 – Education

3:55 PM
4:25 PM

Best Practice #13
Brian Gildner – Ontario Water and Wastewater Operator Licensing Program
Review and revision of Best Practice 13 – Continuing Education

4:25 PM
4:55 PM

Best Practice #9
Brian Gildner – Ontario Water and Wastewater Operator Licensing Program
Review and revision of Best Practice 9 – Substitutions for Experience

4:55 PM
5:00 PM

Wrap-up for the Day
Morley Foy, Local Host – Prince Edward Island Department of Communities, Land and Environment

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

8:30 AM
9:00 AM

Best Practice #3
Kalpna Solanki – Environmental Operators Certification Program
Review and revision of Best Practice 3 – Small Drinking Water and Wastewater Certification

9:00 AM
9:30 AM

Best Practice #11
Kalpna Solanki – Environmental Operators Certification Program
Review and revision of Best Practice 11 – Conditional Certificates

9:30 AM
10:00 AM

Best Practice #12
Morley Foy – Prince Edward Island Department of Communities, Land and Environment
Review and revision of Best Practice 12 – Renewal and Reactivation

10:00 AM
10:15 AM

Break
Light refreshments provided

10:15 AM
10:35 AM

Emerging Disciplinary Models
Brian Gildner – Ontario Water and Wastewater Operator Licensing Program
Tanya Hunter
Alberta Environment and Parks
Overview of disciplinary procedures and models in Ontario and Alberta.

10:35 AM
11:05 AM

Best Practice #17
Brian Gildner – Ontario Water and Wastewater Operator Licensing Program
Review and revision of Best Practice 17 – Suspension or Revocation of Certification

11:05 AM
11:35 AM

Best Practice #16 & Reciprocity
Brian Gildner – Ontario Water and Wastewater Operator Licensing Program
Discussion on reciprocity; review and revision of Best Practice 16 – Agreement on Internal Trade

11:35 AM
12:00 PM

Workshop Wrap-up & Next Steps
Morley Foy, Local Host – Prince Edward Island Department of Communities, Land and Environment
Brian Gildner, CWWOCC Chair – Ontario Water and Wastewater Operator Licensing Program