Merit Saskatchewan

Certificate in Essential Paving Skills
Wednesday, December 16th - Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
On-line learning
Prince Albert, SK
S6V 3X3
Registration Deadline
Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
Event Description

Certificate in Essential Paving Skills

PLEASE NOTE:  This Certificate may qualify for funding under the Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy (RSTS)

As the province continues to roll out its Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan, contractors and their employees are being challenged to adjust to new safety protocols and a different way of managing their work crews in order to effectively comply with active Public Health Orders.


This Certificate in Essential Paving Skills will provide course participants with the knowledge and understanding to more effectively manage the activities on a pavement construction site as needs evolve to address the many challenges imposed by the current pandemic environment.  


The need to align business activities with the phases of the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan has become an essential part of business success.  Providing the detailed courses of pavement construction from budgeting to quality to Site Supervisors will ensure your business is better positioned to quickly adjust to the impacts of the pandemic.  This training will aid your business in being able to pivot accordingly in an environment that is becoming increasingly unpredictable.


This Certificate consists of the following 6 modules:


Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Parking Areas- 0 Gold Seal Credits – 1.5 hours      

  • Understand key components and factors necessary for the cost-effective design of pavements.
  • Assist in developing specifications to ensure the performance of pavements.
  • Knowing what is important to look for during construction to ensure the longevity of the parking area pavements

-- Wednesday, February 3 from 3:15 pm to 4:45 pm



Cost Effective Pavement Evaluation - 0 Gold Seal Credits – 1.5 hours               

  • Find out the latest technologies in the evaluation of pavement condition

  • Learn why pavements deteriorate and how to mitigate deterioration

  • Evaluate methods for easy retrieval and understanding of pavement condition data

  • Be able to cost-effectively determine the type and frequency of pavement condition data collection

-- Wednesday, February 17 from 3:15 pm to 4:45 pm

Pavement Preservation to Improve Performance 0 Gold Seal Credits – 1.5 hours            

  • Identify and document the preventive maintenance process and its key components
  • Establish the steps necessary to plan and implement a rational preventive maintenance program
  • Identify key components to determine, document and justify funding needs, prepare needs-based budgets, benchmark decision making parameters and promote the cost-effective use of pavement investments
  • Communicate to managers and elected officials the benefits of a structured pavement preservation program
-- Wednesday, March 3 from 3:15 pm to 4:45 pm


Impact of Design and Construction Features on the Performance of Pavements 0 Gold Seal Credits – 1.5 hours               

  • Understand common design and construction features important to the performance of both asphalt and concrete pavements. 
  • To design and recognize specification and construction activities that can improve the performance of pavements. 
  • Be able to identify design and construction features that may negatively impact the performance of pavements.
-- Wednesday, March 17 from 3:15 pm to 4:45 pm



Impact of Design and Construction Features on the Performance of Pavements - 0 Gold Seal Credits – 1.5 hours          

  • Understand the key input parameters for the successful design of permeable asphalt, concrete and interlocking concrete block pavements.
  • Ability to design a permeable pavement for both structural and hydrologic capacity.
  • Recognize good maintenance practices for permeable pavementsUnderstand common design and construction features important to the performance of both asphalt and concrete pavements. 
-- Wednesday, March 31 from 3:15 pm to 4:45 pm


Introduction to Pavement Construction Inspection - 0 Gold Seal Credits – 1.5 hours      

  • Know the critical design and construction processes
  • Focus on the critical items to maximize pavement life
  • Identify the consequences of deviations from construction specifications
  • Document the value of high-quality construction inspection
  • Understand key testing requirements
  • Become more observant to identify issues that may impact pavement life

-- Wednesday, April 28 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm



Total Course Time – 9 Hours

Accreditation – MERIT Certificate in Essential Paving Skills

Gold Seal Credits – 0

Cost: $600 + GST


  1. Computer or laptop
    • This course will involve on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content (slides or videos), and interacting via typing with questions or responses. For this reason, cell-phones or tablets may not be adequate.
    • Windows 10 or Mac iOS
    • For a full list of Zoom’s requirements click here
    • Downloading of the Zoom app will ensure a much faster experience
  2. Webcam – in order to engage and collaborate, participants will be expected to have their webcams on for the duration of the class
  3. Microphone
  4. Internet connection - For best results, you will want to ensure you have an internet connection with an upload/download speed of 3-5 Mbps. You can test your internet speed here. Minimum recommended speed is 1.5 Mbps, but anything below 3 Mbps may result in loss of quality or buffering. Ideally hardwired connection versus wireless for stability - connect your computer directly to your router using an ethernet cable, rather than using your home wi-fi.
  5. A quiet space with minimal distractions - microphone will be engaged for interactive sessions. Please plan to be fully engaged in the class and clear your work schedule just as you would for the in-class program.  
  6. Comfortable chair 
Contact & Support

For support or inquiries, please email or call 1-844-MERIT4U. (637-4848)

All prices in Canadian dollars
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Certificate in Essential Paving Skills
Cancellation &
Refund Policy

No cancellation &/or refunds available after registration.

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