The Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) Subsoil Salinity Tool (SST) Version 3.0 is a software tool used to generate Tier 2A and 2B Subsoil Remediation Guidelines (SRGs) for chloride, SAR and sodium. Upcoming courses include full 3.5-day certification courses in both Calgary and Edmonton, and a 1-day update course in Calgary.   

The full 3.5-day certification course includes three days of instruction on theory and case studies, with the exam on the morning of the fourth day (four-hour comprehensive exam).  Students achieving a passing mark (80%) will obtain AEP certification and a certificate number registered at AEP for submitting SST-derived SRGs.  The course will include instruction on both the current Version 2.5.3 and upcoming Version 3.0 in order to gain familiarity with the existing software as well as becoming familiar with the various updates/upgrades in Version 3.0, including the subsoil SAR/sodium module.  A pre-release version of Version 3.0 will be available to attendees during the course, with the official software for Version 3.0 to be released directly by AEP/AER later in 2018.  Successful completion of the course will result in the user being qualified in both Version 2.5.3 and Version 3.0 and thus have no need for further update training to Version 3.0.  Cost for the full certification course is $1200 + GST.

The 1-day update course provides a description of key changes in Version 3.0 for chloride from the previous version (Version 2.5.3), and also describes the SAR and sodium guideline calculations introduced into Version 3.0.  A pre-release version of Version 3.0 will be available to attendees during the course, with the official software for Version 3.0 to be released directly by AEP/AER later in 2018.   This course does not include an exam and will not provide SST certification.  This course is for previously certified SST practitioners only.  Cost for the update course is $400 + GST.

Full 3.5-day certification courses:                            
June 5 - 8, 2018               (Edmonton)
June 12-15, 2018             (Calgary)
October 16-19, 2018       (Calgary)

1-day update course:
June 19, 2018                   (Calgary)

For further information, please email SSTHelp@eqm.ca or contact Equilibrium Environmental at 403-286-7706 or visit www.eqm.ca for future course dates and a copy of the registration forms.