Course Information

Working with our partners in the safety codes system, the Council develops and delivers training for safety codes officers as well as courses for the professional development of our clients and partners.

What we offer

The Safety Codes Council develops and delivers two kinds of training:

Safety codes officer training: This training, including Base Competency and Technical courses, covers the code knowledge that SCOs need to issue permits, perform inspections, and fulfill other compliance monitoring services.

Professional development courses: These courses are meant for SCO Continuing Education and as a resource for other professionals, these courses will deepen students’ understanding of the safety codes system and best practices for professionals.

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Take Courses with the Council

Most of our courses are offered online or through other distance means.

Scheduled Offerings

We offer regularly scheduled workshops presented by an instructor.

Scheduled Workshops

Introduction to the Safety Codes System in Alberta (100179)


1 day webinar: 9:00am - 3:30pm.
1 day classroom: 8:30am - 5:00pm (includes 2 hour exam at the end)
To register for this course, visit Council Connect.

Professional Communication Skills for Safety Codes Officers (100140)


9:00am - 11:00am each day.
To register for this course, visit Council Connect.


This interactive and hands-on mandatory seminar takes place yearly, depending on student interest. To register, students must have completed the Introduction to the Safety Codes System (100179), as well as one core Gas or Plumbing course.
Day 1: Webinar 8:00am - 5:00pm.
Day 2: In-person classroom
To register for this course, visit Council Connect.

Various Continuing Education Half Day Webinars


To register for any of the below courses, visit Council Connect. Note that courses are offered on a rolling basis and some may not currently be available.

Permit Issuers Workshop (100180)
Quality Management Plan Training (100181)
Tools for Effective Inspection Report Writing (100185)
Variances - Gearing Up for Innovation and Safety (100187)
Inspections Best Practices (100188)
Plan Review: The Big Picture for Safety (100235)

Self-Paced Courses

Many of our courses are offered in a self-paced, self-directed format.

Self-paced courses allow you to work through course materials on your schedule. Materials may be accessed online, in print, or both.

For many of our self-paced courses, you will be assigned a technical advisor. Technical advisors are individuals with extensive knowledge of codes and the safety codes system. Advisors are available to answer questions, provide clarification and support, and help you prepare to take your exam.

Complete Your Course

Once you register, you will have 6 months to complete your course.
Final Exams

In most cases, students must write a final exam in order to complete their course. For more information, see Exams.

Course extensions

Course extensions of 4 months are available for purchase via the online store on Council Connect. Students can extend their courses more than once if necessary.

Challenge exams

Students have the option to take a challenge exam if they believe they have sufficient knowledge to pass the course without completing course activities. Contact us for more information.