Upcoming Seminars

Several AORS training programs are offered on a scheduled basis at different locations as noted below.

Click on the corresponding links for more information or to download registration forms.  Other programs are offered on a proposal basis, typically at or near the client’s location.  Click here for a complete list of all training programs available through AORS, or click here for more information on hosting a training seminar.  Training programs can also be tailored or developed to the particular needs of our clients.

Many other organizations offer training seminars or other events that may be of interest to AORS members.  Click here for a partial listing of these events.

Public Works Leadership Development Program

PWLDP modules are offered at various times and locations, spring and fall each year. Specified modules are required to qualify for the  graduated levels of the Certified Road Supervisor designations (CRS, CRS-Intermediate, and CRS-Senior).  A certificate is also awarded upon successful completion of all 8 modules.  Whenever possible, new dates and locations are added to meet demand. Students are encouraged to register early to secure their spot, as certain modules fill up quickly.  Maximum class size is 20.

2020 PWLDP Registration Forms



Asset Management for Small to Medium Sized Municipalities:  The Role of Public Works

Deadlines are looming for Ontario municipalities to develop and implement asset management plans.  Each is required to develop a strategic asset management policy by July 1, 2019 and complete asset management plans addressing all of their assets by July 1, 2024.  Will you be ready?

Many smaller municipalities may be struggling with limited resources and lack of skilled staff to get started.  Others have taken first steps, but aren’t sure what to do next, how to use the data they’ve collected, or how to keep their plans current.  If this sounds familiar, join us at one of our upcoming workshops on Asset Management for Small to Medium Sized Municipalities:  The Role of Public Works.

  •      Peterborough – April 25, 2019 – COMPLETED
  •      Walkerton – May 16, 2019 – COMPLETED


  •      North Bay – September 17, 2019 COMPLETED
  •      Perth – October 8, 2019 COMPLETED
  •      London – November 5, 2019 COMPLETED

To register, click here.


Traffic Control and Protection Book 7

Proper temporary work zone traffic control will not only ensure you are in compliance, but will help protect your workers from the inevitable hazards.  AORS offers Book 7 training at your location, or you may be able to send staff to a session being held in your vicinity.  To request a proposal, contact Dennis O’Neil at dennisoneil@aors.on.ca, or Michelle Poirier at michellepoirier@aors.on.ca.


CVOR for Supervisors

CVOR for Supervisors is designed to cover all the necessary topics that a supervisor will need to better understand their CVOR.  Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR) was designed to keep public road users safe.  A supervisor must understand all elements to stay in compliance.

  • London – January 22 & 23, 2020
  • Mississauga – February 18 & 19, 2020
  • Ottawa – March 25 & 26, 2020
  • Orillia – April 7 & 8, 2020
  • North Bay – April 23 & 24, 2020

Click here to register.


CVOR for Drivers Part 1

This one day course focuses on what the driver needs to know.

  • Welland – September 17, 2019 – COMPLETED
  • London – October 2, 2019 – COMPLETED

Click here to register.


Rural Road Maintenance

This two-day program is designed to provide staff who maintain municipal roads with appropriate guidelines and the basic principles for maintenance management of rural road networks.  Includes planning and execution of common maintenance strategies (road surface, roadside, drainage and signage) to ensure reliable services and user safety.

Check back for future dates, or contact admin@aors.on.ca if you would like to receive a proposal to have the course delivered at your location.

Supervisor Due Diligence

This one day course unravels the mystery of due diligence.  Attendees are provided with simple, actionable strategies, methods and information to effectively perform within the regulatory safety environment.

  • London – May 5, 2020
  • Barrie – May 26, 2020
  • Ottawa – June 11, 2020
  • Hamilton – June 24, 2020
  • Woodstock – July 16, 2020
  • Peterborough – July 21, 2020
  • St. Catharines – August 13, 2020
  • North Bay – August 19, 2020

Click here to register.


Gravel Road School

The training program is a 2 day classroom course specific for anyone involved with maintaining gravel roads.

Check back for future dates, or contact admin@aors.on.ca if you would like to receive a proposal to have the course delivered at your location.


Winter Maintenance School

This two day course is designed for municipal and private sector supervisors and patrollers responsible for the overall maintenance of roads during winter operations.

North Bay – October 22 & 23, 2019 – COMPLETED
Kingston – November 6 & 7, 2019 – COMPLETED
Barrie – November 20 & 21, 2019
London – November 26 & 27, 2019

Click here to register.


Many of the courses required for certification under the Certified Road OGRA Logo 3 colour_220x110 WEB-01Supervisor (CRS) program are offered in partnership with the Ontario Good Roads Association.   Visit their website to see a list of upcoming OGRA seminars.