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Does the Aboriginal Guardian Program Certificate expire?

No, there is no requirement to recertify for this program. If there is a significant pause in your environmental monitoring fieldwork (e.g., four years or more), we would recommend that you recertify with NRTG. Note: all NRTG courses include free, lifetime certification. Enrol once – come back anytime.

Can I attend any portion of this program?

Absolutely! First, identify an upcoming AGP program of interest and notify NRTG well in advance of the start date. We will do our best to create a free seat for past NRTG students and coordinate your attendance during the program.

How does this program differ from the Environmental Field Skills Certificate program?

A guardian role serves as the ‘eyes and ears’ on traditional territories. A guardian typically does not conduct environmental assessment work, but rather, they monitor and report upon the activities of other resource workers and related activities. 

The 120-hour (three-week) Environmental Field Skills (EFS) Certificate program provides course participants with high-quality, in-demand Environmental Monitoring field skills. EFS program graduates’ are qualified and capable to lead or assist with environmental monitoring and assessment of mining, hydro-electric, oil & gas, forestry, road construction, and other natural resource-related programs and projects.