Smart About Salt Council Completes Launch of New Online Training

28 Nov 2017 2:06 PM | Smart About Salt (Administrator)

Through 2016 and beyond and with support from the Province of Ontario, the Smart About Salt Council (SASC) was pleased to be able to review and update its award-winning in-class “Essentials of Salt Management” professional training for winter maintenance contractors and facility owners and operators. In so doing the SASC met a long-understood need to expand its training platform to embrace online delivery.

Using preferred procurement (request for proposals (RFP), the SASC secured the assistance of qualified vendor to build a stand-alone training Website.

Those wishing to enroll in SASC online training efforts can register at for any or all of thirteen (13) teaching modules available in either English or French. To complete an online course a fourteenth review and exam module needs to be successfully completed. In-class training (including time for an exam) usually take eight (8) hours but following a successful beta testing period that involved the Lake Simcoe Regional Conservation Authority (LSRCA) students appear to be averaging six and a half (6.5) hours to complete the online course.

Upon completion registrants receive an email from the training system but should also expect a certificate emailed from Smart About Salt Council.

Since leading practices in winter maintenance change and SASC is constantly striving to update its efforts “Certified Trained” status is recognized by SASC for three (3) years but can be extended for an additional two (2) years upon successful completion of an online refresher course.

On behalf of our Members, supporters, stakeholders and collaborators, the Smart About Salt Council would like to thank the Province of Ontario, especially the Minster of the Environment and Climate Change (MoECC) for their collaboration and support in helping Smart About Salt Council to continue to protect freshwater resources in Ontario and beyond by helping industry, government and others adopt leading practice in winter maintenance and reduce their use of chlorides (salts) while maintaining safety.

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