Canadian Pipeline Distribution System Fundamentals

Based on the CSA Z662:23 with application guidance for mandatory Federal and Provincial Regulations

Critical Concepts Training – 16 hours Technical Instruction with Code Qualification Examination – $1869 plus tax

(Course Cost $1449. The Code qualification examination and registration is $420.)

Course Overview

Calgary, AB – February 12, 2024
Grande Prairie, AB – February 15, 2024
Edmonton, AB – April 4, 2024


This course is designed to provide practical understanding for application of the mandatory Safety and Loss Management Systems elements with CSA Z662:23 Distribution concepts.

The training content focus is the correct application of CSA Z662:23 principles and requirements under Federal and Provincial Regulations.

Registrants will be provided a study guide and/or informative handouts, with access to the course dashboard for pre or post lecture training videos and practice exam questions.

On Demand & Remote Access to Training

This course contains both online training videos and a live lecture. For individuals unable to attend the live lecture, a pre-recording of the live lecture can be provided.

Applicants wishing to attend in person should choose the blue ‘Register Now’ button and select the blue ‘Live Lecture’ option.

Applicants wishing to complete the entire course remotely should choose the blue ‘Register Now’ button and select the red ‘On-Demand’ option.

All courses require access to a suitable electronic device (computer/laptop/tablet) with an internet connection for access to the training dashboard and videos.

Electronic devices are not required during attendance at the Live Lecture.

Students will establish a unique login credential for accessing the Training Dashboard during the registration process.

Who Should Attend

Whether your responsibilities include the design, construction management or system operation of Oil and Gas Pipeline distribution systems, this course provides the foundational training for the proper application of mandatory codes, regulations, and standards in the application of clause 12 for energy transportation pipelines.

This training is essential for project managers, design and engineering staff including EIT’s, construction, and operations staff who require a clear understanding of the CSA Z662 distribution concepts. Procurement, QC, and Inspection personnel may also benefit from the content of this course.

The content provides the necessary prerequisites and framework for future intermediate and advanced level industry training.



Course Materials Included

  • Pipeline Practical Guide
  • Access to pre and/or post course videos
  • Sample test questions (based on the CPA Council level 2 distribution system concepts credential)

Course Overview

This training course is essential for anyone involved in design, construction or operation of distribution pipeline systems for energy transportation infrastructure in the Canadian Oil and Gas Pipeline sector.

Whether your responsibilities include project management, design, procurement, construction, QC, inspection, operations or integrity, this training provides a comprehensive knowledge base for the scope, definitions and mandatory application of CSA Z662 Safety and Loss Management Systems to distribution aspects of your role.

The training provides concept identification and explanations with direct reference to regulatory mandates.

The CER onshore pipeline regulations is reviewed with reference to some Provincial statutes providing a clear understanding of the authority and application of enforceable requirements.

This course provides the necessary background and prerequisite to enable participants to proceed with intermediate and advanced level pipeline distribution training.

Learning Objectives

This training course provides participants with an overview of the CSA Z662:23 Oil and Gas Pipeline System requirements and their proper application with respect to pipeline distribution system concepts.

Upon completion participants will:

  • Understand the scope, framework, and personal obligations of the CSA Z662:23 including Safety and Loss Management System requirements.
  • Understand the use of published reference documents such as the CSA B137.
  • Understand the application of defined terms including ‘Distribution Line’.
  • Understand the Canadian Onshore Pipeline Regulations (with CER and Provincial comparatives).
  • Understand the mandatory legal requirements from jurisdictions including CER, BCOGC, AER and other Provincial jurisdictional bodies (based on lecture presentation location).
  • Understand the practical application of CSA Z662:23 management system requirements to pipeline distribution concepts identified in section 12 of the CSA Z662:23.
  • Understand the practical application of CSA Z662:23 management system processes to the selection and qualification welding and joining procedures identified in sections 12 and 13 of the CSA Z662:23.

Participants will receive a Certificate and/or CEU/PDH credits as applicable.

Live Lecture Agenda

Training is from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm and includes coffee and lunch breaks.

The lecture and course videos will address the following:

  • Introduction to the CSA Z662:23 and Canadian regulatory system
  • Document Scope and Authority
  • CSA Z662:23 clauses 1 & 2 – essential elements
  • Z662 clause 3 – Safety and Loss Management System concepts and application
  • Regulatory Scorecard and Mandatory minimum legal requirements
  • Management Systems – distribution process requirements
  • Clause 12 – Gas Distribution criteria and concepts
  • Clause 13 – selection and qualification of non-metallic pipeline construction materials

In order to execute compliant projects in the Canadian Oil and Gas Pipeline transportation sector, companies require personnel to be trained and qualified with functional knowledge of both the regulatory and Z662 requirements.

This course contains minimum regulatory requirements for Oil and Gas Pipelines and is an essential element for anyone who must demonstrate competency in the Canadian Oil and Gas industry.

Assessment Method

This course of study is acceptable preparation to write the CPA Council Level 1 General Qualification exam for administrative and management staff.

EITs, Designers, Installers, Operators and other personnel with distribution system elements in their roles will find the training suitable to write their Level 2 distribution system concepts qualification exam.

Code Qualification Exam

This course includes a code qualification exam registration. Credentials are issued by the CPA Council and provide evidence of code and standard comprehension at standardized levels recognized in the Canadian Oil and Gas sector.

Following course registration, you will be contacted by a NASA Corp Canada representative to assist in choosing and scheduling your chosen code qualification challenge exam.

CPA Council Level 1 Exam – minimum pass mark 70%; or
CPA Council Level 2 Exam – minimum pass mark 80%

**Individuals who do not require a credential demonstrating their comprehension of the subject material may opt out the exam during the registration stage.

On-Site Training Available

This course can be provided at your location and is suitable for customization to meet your corporate training program requirements.

Contact Us to arrange for your customized training today!