Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Online Courses

To arrange a day and time to complete your online course, please contact the Clearwater TRU office.


Confined Space Pre-entry • XWRK 0880

This detailed and interactive online course provides a basic understanding of confined spaces in the workplace, the legislation that governs them and the hazards associated with entering them. You will gain an understanding of the concepts, procedures and tools that are necessary for the safe entry into confined spaces.

Fee: $60


Construction Safety Training Systems (CSTS-09) • XCRP 0800

Making sure that construction worksites are as safe as possible begins with providing basic safety training to all employees. CSTS-09 is the only work-specific safety program of its kind in British Columbia and is acknowledged industrywide as an excellent learning tool for those who are either new to the construction industry, or have not had formal safety training.

The 15 modules explore aspects of a construction job site with an emphasis on being better aware of common hazards and how to avoid them. You will move through the modules at your own pace and test your knowledge of the content through interactive questions-andanswer scenarios.

Certification is valid across Canada and does not expire.

Fee: $80


Fall Protection Awareness • XOCH 0520

This online course will guide you through all aspects of fall arrest, from the types of fall protection to what personal protective equipment to use and how to calculate fall clearances. This comprehensive course explains in detail what you need to know, emphasizes key points and test your knowledge retention after each module.

Fee: $105


Ground Disturbance (Supervisory) • XWRK 0590

This is for anyone who is supervising a ground disturbance independently, performing a ground disturbance, or issuing and receiving ground disturbance permits. The program ensures that you are familiar with, and fully understand, all the regulations and variances involved when a ground disturbance takes place.

Presented in a logical sequence—from the pre-planning stage to the actual dig—you will learn how to clarify sources when searching for underground facilities, provide notification to the facility owner and receive owner notification. You will gain an understanding of the necessary approvals/crossing agreements and regulations necessary before creating a ground disturbance, learn to create a plot plan/site drawing, gain an understanding of line locating and types of exposure. You will also learn how to do a back-fill inspection, as well as how to use permits and conduct pre-job meetings. Also covered: emergency response plans and what to do in case an underground facility is contacted.

A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Upon successful completion, you will be issued a training certificate valid for three years.

Fee: $160


H2S Awareness • XWRK 0860

This online course provides information required to properly recognize, assess and control hazards that are associated with H2S gas.

Fee: $75


Lockout/Tagout Awareness • XWRK 0600

Lockout/tagout is a process used to help deactivate machinery or equipment that is not working properly in the workplace. You will learn lockout procedures and what information needs to be put onto tags. This course follows OSHA guidelines for lockout/tagout training.

Fee: $60


Petroleum Safety Training (PST) • XWRK 0530

Get a general introduction and overview of health and safety hazards and how to control them. You will learn the legal framework that employers must follow and gain a better understanding of workers’ and employers’ responsibilities with respect to health and safety at work.

This course is designed for new hires to the petroleum industry, or for experienced workers, supervisors and managers who would like a refresher on safety.

A permanent certificate will be mailed within two weeks to the address provided on your student profile. Certificates of completion do not expire.

Fee: $110


Serving It Right • XFOO 0500

This interactive, self-study course will educate you about your legal responsibilities when serving liquor.

The course provides effective techniques to proven problems related to the service of liquor and covers topics such as:

  • Signs of intoxication
  • Legal liability
  • Duty of care on-and-off premises
  • The necessity to create and enforce responsible beverage service policies

Fee: $65


Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) • XDRV 0620

This online course is ideal for shippers, receivers and drivers and contains interactive elements such as videos, animations, engaging games and skill-building exercises, which all make for an interesting and educational learning experience. The emphasis is on ensuring you understand the information, retain it and can easily access it at another time.

TDG certification is valid for three years and is non-transferrable.

Fee: $80


WHMIS 2015 • XOCH 0860

This WHMIS 2015 course centres around six WHMIS stories, which use real life events, told by real people in real workplaces. The video, animations, games and skill-building exercises will make for an interesting and educational learning experience. The emphasis is on ensuring you understand the information, retain it and can easily access it at another time.

This course meets all of Health Canada’s training requirements under the Hazardous Products Regulations, for all persons involved in handling workplace chemicals.

Fee: $65

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