Water Security Agency

Qualified Persons (QP) Training Courses

Qualified Persons Training Courses

  • Introductory Qualified Persons (QP) Training Course
  • Agricultural Drainage Application Mapping (ADAM) Course
  • The Art of Influential Communication Course
  • Point of Adequate Outlet Course

Introductory Qualified Persons (QP) Training Course

The Introductory Qualified Persons (QP) Training course is designed to ensure qualified persons have the skills they need to work as a QP.

The purpose of this course is to provide QPs with the knowledge and tools to help agricultural producers better integrate climate change considerations into agriculture water management decision-making, and to help producers adapt to and mitigate the impacts of a changing climate. The course will consist of five three-hour virtual online workshops delivered over two weeks, as well as online training materials, including e-modules, e-workbooks and videos.

The course is targeted at professionals who have related knowledge and experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree. This is typically professionals who have a P.Ag, P.Eng., or A.Sc.T. designation; however, other professionals with experience in this area are also welcomed to take the course. After the completion of the Introductory QP Training course, a certificate will be awarded that is endorsed by the Water Security Agency and Southeast College.

Course Dates

  • November 29, 2022 – December 13, 2022 (9am-12pm)
  • January 10, 2023 – January 19, 2023 (9am-12pm)
  • February 7, 2023 – February 16, 2023 (9am-12pm)
  • March 7, 2023 – March 16, 2023 (9am-12pm)
  • April 4, 2023 – April 13, 2023 (9am-12pm)

To register for the Introductory Qualified Persons Training Course, please go to Southeast College’s webpage: https://www.southeastcollege.org/courses/introductory-qualified-persons-training/ and click on the course date, at the bottom of the page, that you want to register for and then scroll back up to the top of the page and click on the green “Register” button on the right-side of the screen.

Agricultural Drainage Application Mapping (ADAM) Course (Pre-requisite is the Introductory QP Training Course)

The ADAM course is a supplemental course for Qualified Persons (QPs) that is typically taken after the Introductory QP Training course. The ADAM course is designed to ensure QPs working to bring agricultural drainage works into compliance know and use WSA’s mapping protocol, procedures and app when completing drainage applications.

During this course, you will learn how to use WSA’s ADAM GIS-based software to map wetlands and drainage works and to fill in the risk assessment worksheet. The ADAM course consists of two three-hour sessions and is typically hosted from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Course Dates

  • January 24 (9am – 12pm) and January 25 (1pm – 4pm)
  • March 22 and 23 (9am -12 pm)
  • April 19 and April 20 (9am – 12pm)

To register for the ADAM Course, please contact Heather Davies (heather.davies@wsask.ca).

Point of Adequate Outlet Course (Pre-requisite is the ADAM Course)

The purpose of this course is to provide participants with:

  • An explanation of key technical concepts required to determine the Point of Adequate Outlet (PAO).
  • A generalized approach for hydrological assessment of the PAO.
  • Step by step instructions procedures for determination of the PAO for a drainage application.
  • An adequate outlet worksheet for submission with an application for drainage works.

To complete the course you will need to attend the two online sessions and a one day field class. To register for the Point of Adequate Outlet Course please contact Heather Davies (heather.davies@wsask.ca).

Course Dates

We will be offering this course again in spring 2023 when the snow is off the fields.

The Art of Influential Communication Course (Pre-requisite is the Introductory QP Training Course)

Effective communication is an art, there’s always room to keep learning, growing, and developing your skills. Here are a few of the benefits of developing your communication skills that will help you in your role as a Qualified Person.

During this course you will learn:

  • what drives behaviour to transfer messages and ideas that affect or change how someone thinks, feels, or behaves;
  • negotiation skills; and
  • skills on managing and resolving conflict. This course is asynchronous, allowing you to complete it when it works for you.

This course is 100 per cent online and allows you to learn on your own schedule, when it works best for you. It is estimated to take approximately 1.5 hours to complete this course.

How to register

  • Go to https://www.southeastcollege.org/courses/the-art-of-influential-communication/
    • Click on the Register (green button) in the left panel of the webpage
      • This will take you to the Checkout: Step 1
        • Click on the Complete Registration! (green button) in the left panel of the webpage
        • Fill in your registration information
        • Click on the Proceed to Payment button at bottom of webpage (note: This course is free).
          • A pop-up box will appear with your reference number – click Hide

How to log in

Existing user:

  • Username: Initial of your first name followed by your last name (e.g., bsmith)
  • Password: You should use your current password. If you have trouble logging in (e.g., you forgot your password), you can phone Southeast College toll free at 1-866-999-7372 and they will reset your password or help you log in.

Note: If you would like to register for The Art of Influential Communication Course, but you have NOT taken the Intro to QP Training Course through Southeast College, please contact Heather Davies at heather.davies@wsask.ca for further direction.