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OAPSO's Multi-Stage Training Course

The OAPSO Certification Training Program consists of three one-week courses:
 

  • Part One (Basic)

  • Part Two (Intermediate)

  • Part Three (Advanced)

    • which are offered annually at the Annual Training Session and Conference OR at a dedicated training session, specific to one of the three parts, organized by a Host Municipality through the Association.

 

Each Course

Consists of:

  • three classroom components

  • an investigation component

  • a legal component

  • construction component

 

​It is recommended that the courses are taken in order (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

Examination

at the end of each part:

Each student is required to write an exam at the end of each Part:

  • Each component (investigation, legal, construction) is worth 30%, with the final 10% assigned based on the practical sub-component.

  • In order to achieve a passing grade:

    • A student must obtain a minimum mark of 50% in each of the components

    • A student must obtain a minimum final overall mark of 70%.

Cost

Course *
Member Rate (Full Package)
Non-Member Rate (Full Package)
Modified Member Rate
Modified Non Member Rate
Part One - Introduction to Property Standards & the Ontario Building Code Act
$1659
$1875
$1135
$1327
Part Two - Intermediate
$1659
$1875
$1060
$1327
Part Three- Advanced
$1659
$1875
$1060
$1324
Part Four- Professional Devolopment
$1355
$1515
$973
$1161

Full Package Includes Meals & Accommodations
Modified (Day Package) Rate includes lunch and no accommodations.  

*A 3% administration fee will be added on checkout to help offset bank charges.  

Certified Property Standards Officer Training Program

Brock University 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines, Ontario

May 27-31, 2024

Part One - In Person

Brock University 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines, Ontario

Introduction to Property Standards and the Ontario Building Code Act.

This course provides the foundations of conducting an investigation, issuing orders to comply, understanding a Property Standards Officers authority and the introduction of basic building construction components. 

Participants have the opportunity to engage in a mock property standards appeal session using real case scenarios. This allows them to understand the process of property standards hearings and the factors that are considered in making a decision on property standards violations. Participants will be able to take on different roles such as the property owner, the complainant, and the hearing officer, allowing them to see the issue from different perspectives.

Cost*:  

Full Package

Member Rate:  $1659.00

Non-Member Rate:  $1875.00

Modified Package

Member Rate:  $1135.00

Non-Member Rate:  $1327.00

Part Two - In Person

Brock University 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines, Ontario

Intermediate - Exploring Advanced Strategies & Techniques

The Part Two (intermediate) course builds on the concepts learned throughout the Part One training program. In Part Two participants will review legal, investigation and construction concepts covered in Part One, but will also delve deeper into these topics and explore advanced strategies and techniques.

Participants will delve into more complex legal concepts and case studies, learn how to gather evidence, interview witnesses, and conduct field inspections to ensure property standards by-laws.

Participants will prepare an emergency order in case of a sudden and unforeseen event that requires immediate action to protect the safety and well-being of the community or organization.

Cost*:  

Full Package

Member Rate:  $1659.00

Non-Member Rate:  $1875

Modified Package

Member Rate:  $1060.00

Non-Member Rate:  $1327.00

Part Three - In Person

Brock University 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines, Ontario

Advanced Municipal Practices  

The Part Three (advanced Course) reviews concepts from Parts One and Two while introducing advanced municipal practices. 
 

Throughout the course, there will be opportunities for hands-on learning, while drafting a search warrant and interactive discussions. You will have the chance to collaborate with fellow participants and share your own experiences and insights.

By the end of Part Three, participants will have gained a solid understanding of advanced municipal practices and be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to tackle complex investigations.

Cost*:  

Full Package

Member Rate:  $1659.00

Non-Member Rate:  $1875.00

Modified Package

Member Rate:  $1,060.00

Non-Member Rate:  $1327.00

Part Four - In Person

Brock University 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines

Professional Development 

Participants in the Part Four course will have the chance to engage in continuous learning by staying up-to-date on the latest trends and developments in municipal enforcement. 

The sessions will cover a range of topics, including officer safety, administrative penalties, and other relevant industry subjects. 

This course aims to help participants enhance their skills and knowledge in these areas, enabling them to effectively address challenges and adapt to changing circumstances within their enforcement roles.
 

Cost*:  

Full Package

Member Rate:  $1355

Non-Member Rate:  $1515.00

Day Package

Member Rate:  $973.00

Non-Member Rate:  $1161.00

Part 4
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