National technical training program (NTTP)—Course descriptions

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Core courses

Specialized courses


Core courses

Bulk/retail petroleum products

Course description

This 5-day course provides participants with the necessary knowledge to examine volumetric measuring devices used to sell petroleum products, such as retail fuel dispensers, high speed refuellers, truck mounted meters and bulk metering systems. Topics will include the applicable sections of the Weights and Measures Act and Regulations, bulletins and test procedures.

A written exam will be administered at a Measurement Canada office the next business day following the completion of the course. Participants not receiving the required 70% passing mark may re-write the exam 30 days after the date of their unsuccessful attempt at a cost of $100.

In addition, the successful completion of a practical exam is required prior to being granted authority to examine devices used to measure petroleum products as a recognized technician

Expectations

Participants are expected to review the course material, which will be provided two weeks prior to the start of the course. Participants must arrive on time, respect the schedule outlined by the instructors and are expected to participate in classroom discussions. Disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated.

Measurement Canada is not responsible for any applicable travel costs.

What to bring

Participants must bring:

  • government issued identification;
  • course registration confirmation letter;
  • course material;
  • pen(s) and calculator (smartphones are prohibited during exams).

Personal protective equipment, such as steel-toe boots, may also be required for practical demonstrations.

Training dates and locations: Bulk/retail petroleum products
Training dates and locations: Bulk/retail petroleum products
Start date End date Location Language Cost Status Selection
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia English $500 Registration closed
Montréal, Quebec French $500 Open

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Non-automatic weighing device specifications (NAWDS)

Course description

This 5-day course provides participants with the knowledge required to examine non-automatic weighing devices, such as point of sale systems, platform scales, overhead rail scales and vehicle scales. Topics will include the applicable sections of the Weights and Measures Act and Regulations, bulletins and test procedures.

A written exam will be administered at a Measurement Canada office the next business day following the completion of the course. Participants not receiving the required 70% passing mark may re-write the exam 30 days after the date of their unsuccessful attempt at a cost of $100.

In addition, the successful completion of a practical exam is required prior to being granted authority to examine non-automatic weighing devices as a recognized technician.

Expectations

Participants are expected to review the course material, which will be provided two weeks prior to the start of the course. Participants must arrive on time, respect the schedule outlined by the instructors and are expected to participate in classroom discussions. Disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated.

Measurement Canada is not responsible for any applicable travel costs.

What to bring

Participants must bring:

  • government issued identification;
  • course registration confirmation letter;
  • course material;
  • pen(s) and calculator (smartphones are prohibited during exams).

Personal protective equipment, such as steel-toe boots, may also be required for practical demonstrations.

Training dates and locations: Non-automatic weighing device specifications (NAWDS)
Training dates and locations: Non-automatic weighing device specifications (NAWDS)
Start date End date Location Language Cost Status Selection
Calgary, Alberta English $500 Registration closed
Markham, Ontario English $500 Registration closed
Montréal, Quebec French $500 Registration closed

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Dairy meters

Course description

This 5-day course provides students with the necessary knowledge to examine volumetric meters that are used to measure milk. Topics will include the applicable sections of the Weights and Measures Act and Regulations, bulletins and test procedures

A written exam will be administered at a Measurement Canada office on the last day of the course. Participants not receiving the required 70% passing mark may re-write the exam 30 days after the date of their unsuccessful attempt at a cost of $100.

In addition, the successful completion of a practical exam is required prior to being granted authority to examine dairy meters as a recognized technician.

Expectations

Participants are expected to review the course material, which will be provided two weeks prior to the start of the course. Participants must arrive on time, respect the schedule outlined by the instructors and are expected to participate in classroom discussions. Disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated.

Measurement Canada is not responsible for any applicable travel costs.

What to bring

Participants must bring:

  • government issued identification;
  • course registration confirmation letter;
  • course material;
  • pen(s) and calculator (smartphones are prohibited during exams).

Personal protective equipment, such as steel-toe boots, may also be required for practical demonstrations.

Training dates and locations: Dairy meters
Training dates and locations: Dairy meters
Start date End date Location Language Cost Status Selection
To be determined To be determined To be determined To be determined $500 N/A

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Specialized courses

Automatic catchweighing devices (ACWD)

Course description

This 3-day course provides students with the necessary knowledge to examine automatic catchweighing devices, such as automatic overhead rail scales and automatic belt scales. Topics will include the applicable sections of the Weights and Measures Act and Regulations, bulletins and test procedures.

A written exam will be administered at a Measurement Canada office on the last day of the course. Participants not receiving the required 70% passing mark on the written exam may re-write the exam 30 days after the date of their unsuccessful attempt at a cost of $100.

In addition, the successful completion of a practical exam is required prior to being granted authority to examine automatic catchweighing devices (ACWD) as a recognized technician.

Pre-requisite course

Non-automatic weighing device specifications (NAWDS)

Expectations

Participants are expected to review the course material, which will be provided two weeks prior to the start of the course. Participants must arrive on time, respect the schedule outlined by the instructors and are expected to participate in classroom discussions. Disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated.

Measurement Canada is not responsible for any applicable travel costs.

What to bring

Participants must bring:

  • government issued identification;
  • course registration confirmation letter;
  • course material;
  • pen(s) and calculator (smartphones are prohibited during exams).

Personal protective equipment, such as steel-toe boots, may also be required for practical demonstrations.

Training dates and locations: Automatic catchweighing devices (ACWD)
Training dates and locations: Automatic catchweighing devices (ACWD)
Start date End date Location Language Cost Status Selection
Montréal, Quebec French $300 Registration closed

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Bulkweighers

Course description

This 3-day course provides students with the necessary knowledge to examine bulkweighers. Topics will include the applicable sections of the Weights and Measures Act and Regulations, bulletins and test procedures

A written exam will be administered at a Measurement Canada office on the last day of the course. Participants not receiving the required 70% passing mark may re-write the exam 30 days after the date of their unsuccessful attempt at a cost of $100.

In addition, the successful completion of a practical exam is required prior to being granted authority to examine bulkweighers as a recognized technician.

Pre-requisite course

Non-automatic weighing device specifications (NAWDS)

Expectations

Participants are expected to review the course material, which will be provided two weeks prior to the start of the course. Participants must arrive on time, respect the schedule outlined by the instructors and are expected to participate in classroom discussions. Disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated.

Measurement Canada is not responsible for any applicable travel costs.

What to bring

Participants must bring:

  • government issued identification;
  • course registration confirmation letter;
  • course material;
  • pen(s) and calculator (smartphones are prohibited during exams).

Personal protective equipment, such as steel-toe boots, may also be required for practical demonstrations.

Training dates and locations: Bulkweighers
Training dates and locations: Bulkweighers
Start date End date Location Language Cost Status Selection
To be determined To be determined To be determined To be determined $300 N/A

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Class II non-automatic weighing devices (NAWDS)

Course description

This 2-day course provides students with the necessary knowledge to examine class II non-automatic weighing devices. Topics will include the applicable sections of the Weights and Measures Act and Regulations, bulletins and test procedures.

A written exam will be administered at a Measurement Canada office on the last day of the course. Participants not receiving the required 70% passing mark may re-write the exam 30 days after the date of their unsuccessful attempt at a cost of $100.

In addition, the successful completion of a practical exam is required prior to being granted authority to examine class II non-automatic weighing devices as a recognized technician.

Pre-requisite course

Non-automatic weighing device specifications (NAWDS)

Expectations

Participants are expected to review the course material, which will be provided two weeks prior to the start of the course. Participants must arrive on time, respect the schedule outlined by the instructors and are expected to participate in classroom discussions. Disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated.

Measurement Canada is not responsible for any applicable travel costs.

What to bring

Participants must bring:

  • government issued identification;
  • course registration confirmation letter;
  • course material;
  • pen(s) and calculator (smartphones are prohibited during exams).

Personal protective equipment, such as steel-toe boots, may also be required for practical demonstrations.

Training dates and locations: Class II non-automatic weighing devices (NAWDS)
Training dates and locations: Class II non-automatic weighing devices (NAWDS)
Start date End date Location Language Cost Status Selection
Calgary, Alberta English $200 Open

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Coriolis-Effect Mass Flow Meters

Course description

This 4-day course provides students with the necessary knowledge to examine Coriolis meters to measure normally liquid products (low vapour pressure) as well as high-vapour pressure products such as LPG and Anhydrous Ammonia (NH3). Topics will include the applicable sections of the Weights and Measures Act and Regulations, bulletins and test procedures.

A written exam will be administered at a Measurement Canada office on the last day of the course. Participants not receiving the required 70% passing mark may re-write the exam 30 days after the date of their unsuccessful attempt at a cost of $100.

In addition, the successful completion of a practical exam is required prior to being granted authority to examine Coriolis meters as a recognized technician.

Pre-requisite course

Bulk/retail petroleum products

Expectations

Participants are expected to review the course material, which will be provided two weeks prior to the start of the course. Participants must arrive on time, respect the schedule outlined by the instructors and are expected to participate in classroom discussions. Disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated.

Measurement Canada is not responsible for any applicable travel costs.

What to bring

Participants must bring:

  • government issued identification;
  • course registration confirmation letter;
  • course material;
  • pen(s) and calculator (smartphones are prohibited during exams).

Personal protective equipment, such as steel-toe boots, may also be required for practical demonstrations.

Training dates and locations: Coriolis-effect mass flow meters
Training dates and locations: Coriolis-effect mass flow meters
Start date End date Location Language Cost Status Selection
To be determined To be determined To be determined To be determined $400 N/A

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Gravimetric proving of lube-oil meters

Course description

This 3-day course provides students with the necessary knowledge to use a gravimetric prover to examine volumetric meters that measure lubricating oils. Topics will include the applicable sections of the Weights and Measures Act and Regulations, bulletins and test procedures.

A written exam will be administered at a Measurement Canada office on the last day of the course. Participants not receiving the required 70% passing mark may re-write the exam 30 days after the date of their unsuccessful attempt at a cost of $100.

In addition, the successful completion of a practical exam is required prior to being granted authority to examine lube-oil meters using a gravimetric proving method as a recognized technician.

Pre-requisite course

Bulk/retail petroleum products

Expectations

Participants are expected to review the course material, which will be provided two weeks prior to the start of the course. Participants must arrive on time, respect the schedule outlined by the instructors and are expected to participate in classroom discussions. Disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated.

Measurement Canada is not responsible for any applicable travel costs.

What to bring

Participants must bring:

  • government issued identification;
  • course registration confirmation letter;
  • course material;
  • pen(s) and calculator (smartphones are prohibited during exams).

Personal protective equipment, such as steel-toe boots, may also be required for practical demonstrations.

Training dates and locations: Gravimetric proving of lube-oil meters
Training dates and locations: Gravimetric proving of lube-oil meters
Start date End date Location Language Cost Status Selection
Montréal, Quebec French $300 Cancelled

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Pipe provers

Course description

This 3-day course provides students with the necessary knowledge to perform examinations on volumetric measuring devices using a pipe prover. Topics will include the applicable sections of the Weights and Measures Act and Regulations, bulletins and test procedures.

A written exam will be administered at a Measurement Canada office on the last day of the course. Participants not receiving the required 70% passing mark may re-write the exam 30 days after the date of their unsuccessful attempt at a cost of $100.

In addition, the successful completion of a practical exam is required prior to being granted authority to examine devices using a pipe prover as a recognized technician.

Pre-requisite course

Bulk/retail petroleum products

Expectations

Participants are expected to review the course material, which will be provided two weeks prior to the start of the course. Participants must arrive on time, respect the schedule outlined by the instructors and are expected to participate in classroom discussions. Disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated.

Measurement Canada is not responsible for any applicable travel costs.

What to bring

Participants must bring:

  • government issued identification;
  • course registration confirmation letter;
  • course material;
  • pen(s) and calculator (smartphones are prohibited during exams).

Personal protective equipment, such as steel-toe boots, may also be required for practical demonstrations.

Training dates and locations: Pipe provers
Training dates and locations: Pipe provers
Start date End date Location Language Cost Status Selection
To be determined To be determined To be determined To be determined $300 N/A This course is not avalaible

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Propane metering

Course description

This 3-day course provides students with the necessary knowledge to examine propane metering systems using gravimetric and vapour displacement proving methods. Topics will include the applicable sections of the Weights and Measures Act and Regulations, bulletins and test procedures.

A written exam will be administered at a Measurement Canada office on the last day of the course. Participants not receiving the required 70% passing mark may re-write the exam 30 days after the date of their unsuccessful attempt at a cost of $100.

In addition, the successful completion of a practical exam is required prior to being granted authority to examine propane meters as a recognized technician.

Pre-requisite course

Bulk/retail petroleum products

Expectations

Participants are expected to review the course material, which will be provided two weeks prior to the start of the course. Participants must arrive on time, respect the schedule outlined by the instructors and are expected to participate in classroom discussions. Disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated.

Measurement Canada is not responsible for any applicable travel costs.

What to bring

Participants must bring:

  • government issued identification;
  • course registration confirmation letter;
  • course material;
  • pen(s) and calculator (smartphones are prohibited during exams).

Personal protective equipment, such as steel-toe boots, may also be required for practical demonstrations.

Training dates and locations: Propane metering
Training dates and locations: Propane metering
Start date End date Location Language Cost Status Selection
Markham, Ontario English $300 Registration closed
Calgary, Alberta English $300 Open

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