Course: Subsoil Salinity Tool (SST) Version 3.0 - 4-day Certification



Event Date and Time
April 26th, 2022 at 8:00am MST to April 29th, 2022 at 4:30pm MST

The Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) Subsoil Salinity Tool (SST) Version 3.0 is a software tool used to generate Tier 2A and 2B Subsoil Remediation Guidelines (SRGs) for chloride, SAR and sodium. The SST was developed with funding from PTAC Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada.

This 4 day course includes over three days of instruction on theory, software tool operation, and case studies, with the exam on the fourth day (four-hour comprehensive exam).  Students achieving a passing mark (80%) will obtain AEP certification and a certificate number registered at AEP for submitting SST derived SRGs.  The course will include instruction on the newest Version 3.0 including the subsoil SAR/sodium module, along with some comparisons to Version 2.5.3 to provide context for the numerous updates/upgrades in Version 3.0.  Successful completion of the course including passing the exam will result in an SST certificate applicable to Version 3.0 as well as Version 2.5.3.

It is not mandatory for practitioners who are already certified in a previous version of the tool to retake the full certification course / exam, though it is highly recommended to take at least a 2-day update course (or audit the full course as a refresher but with no exam). Recently-released build 3.0.1 will be used for the courses, which includes some minor big fixes and updates from the previous 3.0.0 release.