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Pool Operator Course
Arena Operator Level 1 Course
Arena Operator Level 2 Course
Host a Training course in your community!
Western Facility Operator Master Certificate
Upcoming Courses

Training and Education
The Facility Management program is a program of the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA). This program is dedicated to serving the needs of community facility management. It is intended to contribute to training operators and the efficient operation of facilities.

Certificates may be obtained in each of these of the following courses:

Pool Operator Course
This course provides in-class and hands-on experience for those involved in swimming pool operations and is composed of three modules. As a certified component of the Western Facility Operator Master Certification Program, participants can test their knowledge and receive their Pool Operators Certificate.

Modules:
- Pool Chemistry
- Filtration and Mechanical
- Management / Programming

Cost:
$300 plus GST  - Members
$360 plus GST  - Non-Members

Arena Operator Level 1 Course
This course is composed of four modules. As a certified component of the Western Facility Operator Master Certification Program, participants can test their knowledge and receive their Arena Operators Level 1 Certificate.

Modules:
- Ice Making and Maintenance
- Air Quality Issues
- Heating and Ventilation
- Ice Resurfacers

Cost:
$215 plus GST  - Members
$310 plus GST  - Non-Members

Arena Operator Level 2 Course
This intensive course will provide the essential refrigeration theory to give participants an overview of modern industrial refrigeration systems and is composed of four modules. As a certified component of the Western Facility Operator Master Certification Program, participants can test their knowledge and receive their Arena Operators Level 2 Certificate.

Modules:
- Thermodynamics
- Operation and Maintenance of Refrigeration Plants
- Refrigeration Components, Equipment and Controls
- Refrigerants and Brines

Cost:
$450 plus GST - Members
$580 plus GST - Non-members 

Host a Training course in your community!

If your community is interested in hosting a training course or education session please contact (306) 780-9324.

Benefits:

  • The training and education courses are designed to develop the skills of facility operators resulting in benefits to the facility and its' community.
  • Your community will benefit from competent, knowledgeable facility operators that will ensure safe and efficient recreation facility.
  • Managers will benefit from a well-informed staff that are trained and educated in the industry.

Click here to apply to host a Arena Operator Level 1 Course in your community.

Click here to apply to host a Arena Operator Level 2 Course in your community.


Western Facility Operator Master Certificate
The Western Facility Operator Master Certificate is a certificate program that certifies recreation facility operators and professionals who have met specific education and training requirements. The program encourages facility operators and professionals to develop and enhance their skills and abilities in areas that will benefit themselves, their employer, their career and the facilities that they operate. The certification will provide safe, efficient and sustainable recreation facilities across Western Canada.

The goal of the certification is to work towards achieving 5 of 6 designations:

1. Facility Operator General Designation
- First Aid/CPR B
- WHMIS
- Custodial Maintenance

2. Facility Operator Arena Designation
- Arena Operator Level 1
- Arena Operator Level 2

3. Facility Operator Parks Designation
- Urban Parks Worker Course

4. Facility Operator Pool Designation
- Pool Operator

5. Facility Operator Supervisor Designation
- Supervisors Skills
- Risk Management

6. Building Maintenance Designation
- Building Maintenance Level 1
- Building Maintenance Level 2 

This certificate is intended to meet the need for trained operators and their efficient operation of facilities. Once a designation is completed the professional is able to take his or her training in any Western Province/Territory and have it recognized anywhere in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan or the North West Territories. Once completed all 5 designations the professional will be recognized as a Master Facility Operator. A fee of $50.00 for administration will be charged to each applicant to cover the printing of the certificates, mail out and designation completion stickers.

To register email Kelly Skotnitsky.

 Upcoming Courses

For upcoming training opportunities, please check out our events calendar or contact Kelly Skotnitsky, SPRA Recreation Consultant, by phone at (306) 780-9324, or by email at kskotnitsky@spra.sk.ca.