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    • Friday, March 01, 2019
    • Sunday, March 31, 2019
    • Online
    • 23
    Register

    CIT Recertification Challenge Exam - Online

    March 2019, Online

    Online exam must be completed by March 31. 

    The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) introduced the Certified Ice Technician (CIT) professional designation in 1997. This NHL-recognized credential was designed to acknowledge the academic excellence and specialized expertise of individuals who work in artificial ice operations. Overwhelmingly, the CIT designation has been the most sought-after of all the ORFA professional designations. Today, close to 70% of arenas, ice and refrigeration job postings specifically state the preference to recruiting those individuals who hold the CIT professional designation.

    Since 1997, over 1000 individuals have been awarded the CIT designation. More recently, there has been discussion and reflection, based on industry needs and legal counsel, that to ensure these individuals remain current in industry best practices and knowledge, that a recertification program be designed and implemented. More Information

    Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Challenge Exam questions reflect some original CIT course content that a practitioner should be aware of and/or practice on a regular basis in the workplace. There are no trick questions.

    ONLINE EXAM:

    • Exam time limit is 90 minutes
    • The exam must be finished in one sitting. You cannot save and finish later
    • You must complete each question before moving on to the next question
    • You must complete all questions in this exam
    • To be successful you must score 60% or higher on the exam
    • Monday, March 18, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Sunday, March 24, 2019
    • 11:55 PM
    • ONLINE
    Register

    Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator Online


    The Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator Online provides an introduction to ice resurfacer operations. This online awareness training takes the worker through the necessary pre-flood, flood, daily and weekly maintenance inspection activities. Participants will have up to a maximum of one week to complete the online course at their own speed and convenience. Online testing must be completed before the session end date.

    Ultimately, the ice resurfacer manufacturer’s owner's manual will best guide each workplace. However, this workshop will review incidents involving an ice resurfacer that have resulted in worker injury while reviewing proven industry best practices in hopes of avoiding future accidents. Further, the session reinforces the benefit of a log book to maintain the ice resurfacer in top form. This important tool will not only help reduce the potential for down time, it will also create a permanent record of maintenance and upkeep activities to help guide replacement or major overhauls of the unit.

    Workers conducting a quick inspection of their equipment, while knowing what to look for as potential problem areas, prior to moving the ice resurfacer, can minimize equipment failures on the ice. Remember, that as soon as the wheels cross the threshold onto the ice, the operator in control is now responsible for all incidents related to the equipment’s operation or failure. If your current employees arrive at work and “get on it and drive” this workshop is for them.

    Topics include:

    • History of the Ice Resurfacer (IR)
    • Occupational Health & Safety- Stop Work
    • IR Operational Safety Activities
    • Sample Policy Statement
    • Sample Operating Procedures Guidelines
    • Fuel Types- Gasoline-Propane-Natural Gas
    • Escaping Gas Detection - Fire Extinguisher Use
    • Air Quality
    • Circle Checking Activities
    • Mounting/Dismounting-Moving the IR-Fall Arrest
    • Water Systems
    • Scheduled Operational Maintenance Activities
    • Final Online Test
    • Thursday, March 21, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Friday, March 22, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Stouffville, ON
    • 5

    Legal Awareness II - Managing in a Recreation Environment

    Thursday, March 21 and Friday, March 22, 2019
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Soccer City (Room MPRC), 45 Innovator Ave, Stouffville, ON L4A 0Y2 - Google Map

    Course Information

    Instructor: Terry Piche, CRFP, CIT, Technical Director, Ontario Recreation Facilities Association Inc.

    This course is worth 14 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation.

    • Monday, March 25, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Sunday, March 31, 2019
    • 11:55 PM
    • ONLINE
    Register

    Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator Online


    The Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator Online provides an introduction to ice resurfacer operations. This online awareness training takes the worker through the necessary pre-flood, flood, daily and weekly maintenance inspection activities. Participants will have up to a maximum of one week to complete the online course at their own speed and convenience. Online testing must be completed before the session end date.

    Ultimately, the ice resurfacer manufacturer’s owner's manual will best guide each workplace. However, this workshop will review incidents involving an ice resurfacer that have resulted in worker injury while reviewing proven industry best practices in hopes of avoiding future accidents. Further, the session reinforces the benefit of a log book to maintain the ice resurfacer in top form. This important tool will not only help reduce the potential for down time, it will also create a permanent record of maintenance and upkeep activities to help guide replacement or major overhauls of the unit.

    Workers conducting a quick inspection of their equipment, while knowing what to look for as potential problem areas, prior to moving the ice resurfacer, can minimize equipment failures on the ice. Remember, that as soon as the wheels cross the threshold onto the ice, the operator in control is now responsible for all incidents related to the equipment’s operation or failure. If your current employees arrive at work and “get on it and drive” this workshop is for them.

    Topics include:

    • History of the Ice Resurfacer (IR)
    • Occupational Health & Safety- Stop Work
    • IR Operational Safety Activities
    • Sample Policy Statement
    • Sample Operating Procedures Guidelines
    • Fuel Types- Gasoline-Propane-Natural Gas
    • Escaping Gas Detection - Fire Extinguisher Use
    • Air Quality
    • Circle Checking Activities
    • Mounting/Dismounting-Moving the IR-Fall Arrest
    • Water Systems
    • Scheduled Operational Maintenance Activities
    • Final Online Test
    • Monday, April 01, 2019
    • Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    • Online
    • 30
    Register

    CIT Recertification Challenge Exam - Online

    April 2019, Online

    Online exam must be completed by April 30. 

    The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) introduced the Certified Ice Technician (CIT) professional designation in 1997. This NHL-recognized credential was designed to acknowledge the academic excellence and specialized expertise of individuals who work in artificial ice operations. Overwhelmingly, the CIT designation has been the most sought-after of all the ORFA professional designations. Today, close to 70% of arenas, ice and refrigeration job postings specifically state the preference to recruiting those individuals who hold the CIT professional designation.

    Since 1997, over 1000 individuals have been awarded the CIT designation. More recently, there has been discussion and reflection, based on industry needs and legal counsel, that to ensure these individuals remain current in industry best practices and knowledge, that a recertification program be designed and implemented. More Information

    Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Challenge Exam questions reflect some original CIT course content that a practitioner should be aware of and/or practice on a regular basis in the workplace. There are no trick questions.

    ONLINE EXAM:

    • Exam time limit is 90 minutes
    • The exam must be finished in one sitting. You cannot save and finish later
    • You must complete each question before moving on to the next question
    • You must complete all questions in this exam
    • To be successful you must score 60% or higher on the exam
    • Monday, April 01, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Monday, April 08, 2019
    • 12:00 AM
    • ONLINE
    Register

    Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator Online


    The Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator Online provides an introduction to ice resurfacer operations. This online awareness training takes the worker through the necessary pre-flood, flood, daily and weekly maintenance inspection activities. Participants will have up to a maximum of one week to complete the online course at their own speed and convenience. Online testing must be completed before the session end date.

    Ultimately, the ice resurfacer manufacturer’s owner's manual will best guide each workplace. However, this workshop will review incidents involving an ice resurfacer that have resulted in worker injury while reviewing proven industry best practices in hopes of avoiding future accidents. Further, the session reinforces the benefit of a log book to maintain the ice resurfacer in top form. This important tool will not only help reduce the potential for down time, it will also create a permanent record of maintenance and upkeep activities to help guide replacement or major overhauls of the unit.

    Workers conducting a quick inspection of their equipment, while knowing what to look for as potential problem areas, prior to moving the ice resurfacer, can minimize equipment failures on the ice. Remember, that as soon as the wheels cross the threshold onto the ice, the operator in control is now responsible for all incidents related to the equipment’s operation or failure. If your current employees arrive at work and “get on it and drive” this workshop is for them.

    Topics include:

    • History of the Ice Resurfacer (IR)
    • Occupational Health & Safety- Stop Work
    • IR Operational Safety Activities
    • Sample Policy Statement
    • Sample Operating Procedures Guidelines
    • Fuel Types- Gasoline-Propane-Natural Gas
    • Escaping Gas Detection - Fire Extinguisher Use
    • Air Quality
    • Circle Checking Activities
    • Mounting/Dismounting-Moving the IR-Fall Arrest
    • Water Systems
    • Scheduled Operational Maintenance Activities
    • Final Online Test
    • Monday, April 08, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Tuesday, April 09, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Fort Frances, ON
    • 21
    Register

    NSPF® Certified Pool/Spa Operator® (CPO®)

    Monday, April 8 to Tuesday, April 9, 2019
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Memorial Sports Centre, 740 Scott St, Fort Frances, ON P9A 1H8- Google Map

    The two-day NSPF® Certified Pool/Spa Operator® (CPO®) course is delivered by a NSPF® Certified instructor who will provide participants with the basic skills and knowledge to operate a pool or spa facility.

    Course Information

    Instructor: Ross Rankin, CRFP, CAT, CPOI, Director, Facility and Property Services, Recreation Association of the Public Service of Canada, RA Centre

    This course is worth 14 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

    • Monday, April 08, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Monday, April 15, 2019
    • 12:00 AM
    • ONLINE
    Register

    Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator Online


    The Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator Online provides an introduction to ice resurfacer operations. This online awareness training takes the worker through the necessary pre-flood, flood, daily and weekly maintenance inspection activities. Participants will have up to a maximum of one week to complete the online course at their own speed and convenience. Online testing must be completed before the session end date.

    Ultimately, the ice resurfacer manufacturer’s owner's manual will best guide each workplace. However, this workshop will review incidents involving an ice resurfacer that have resulted in worker injury while reviewing proven industry best practices in hopes of avoiding future accidents. Further, the session reinforces the benefit of a log book to maintain the ice resurfacer in top form. This important tool will not only help reduce the potential for down time, it will also create a permanent record of maintenance and upkeep activities to help guide replacement or major overhauls of the unit.

    Workers conducting a quick inspection of their equipment, while knowing what to look for as potential problem areas, prior to moving the ice resurfacer, can minimize equipment failures on the ice. Remember, that as soon as the wheels cross the threshold onto the ice, the operator in control is now responsible for all incidents related to the equipment’s operation or failure. If your current employees arrive at work and “get on it and drive” this workshop is for them.

    Topics include:

    • History of the Ice Resurfacer (IR)
    • Occupational Health & Safety- Stop Work
    • IR Operational Safety Activities
    • Sample Policy Statement
    • Sample Operating Procedures Guidelines
    • Fuel Types- Gasoline-Propane-Natural Gas
    • Escaping Gas Detection - Fire Extinguisher Use
    • Air Quality
    • Circle Checking Activities
    • Mounting/Dismounting-Moving the IR-Fall Arrest
    • Water Systems
    • Scheduled Operational Maintenance Activities
    • Final Online Test
    • Thursday, April 11, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Sharon, ON
    • 19
    Register

    Safe Arena Refrigeration Plant Operator

    This is a refresher course designed for operators who completed Basic Arena Refrigeration more than five years previously, and who may have no desire to pursue more advanced courses in the subject. The course is also suitable as a high-level overview of refrigeration information appropriate for full-time and part-time recreation staff. The course instructors are ice arena practitioners. More Information

    Thursday, April 11, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    East Gwillimbury Sports Complex, 1914B Mt. Albert Rd, Sharon, ON L0G 1V0 -  Google Map

    Instructor: Terry Piche, CRFP, CIT, Technical Director, Ontario Recreation Facilities Association Inc.

    • Sunday, April 28, 2019
    • Friday, May 03, 2019
    • Guelph, ON
    • Monday, April 29, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Guelph, Ontario
    Register


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    • Wednesday, May 01, 2019
    • Friday, May 31, 2019
    • Online
    • 30
    Register

    CIT Recertification Challenge Exam - Online

    May 2019, Online

    Online exam must be completed by May 31. 

    The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) introduced the Certified Ice Technician (CIT) professional designation in 1997. This NHL-recognized credential was designed to acknowledge the academic excellence and specialized expertise of individuals who work in artificial ice operations. Overwhelmingly, the CIT designation has been the most sought-after of all the ORFA professional designations. Today, close to 70% of arenas, ice and refrigeration job postings specifically state the preference to recruiting those individuals who hold the CIT professional designation.

    Since 1997, over 1000 individuals have been awarded the CIT designation. More recently, there has been discussion and reflection, based on industry needs and legal counsel, that to ensure these individuals remain current in industry best practices and knowledge, that a recertification program be designed and implemented. More Information

    Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Challenge Exam questions reflect some original CIT course content that a practitioner should be aware of and/or practice on a regular basis in the workplace. There are no trick questions.

    ONLINE EXAM:

    • Exam time limit is 90 minutes
    • The exam must be finished in one sitting. You cannot save and finish later
    • You must complete each question before moving on to the next question
    • You must complete all questions in this exam
    • To be successful you must score 60% or higher on the exam
    • Thursday, May 23, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Friday, May 24, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Prescott, ON
    • 18
    Register

    NSPF® Certified Pool/Spa Operator® (CPO®)

    Thursday, May 23 to Friday, May 24, 2019
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Town of Prescott – Municipal Building (Ruth Evanson Community Room), 360 Dibble St W, Prescott, ON K0E 1T0 - Google Map

    The two-day NSPF® Certified Pool/Spa Operator® (CPO®) course is delivered by a NSPF® Certified instructor who will provide participants with the basic skills and knowledge to operate a pool or spa facility.

    Course Information

    Instructor: Ross Rankin, CRFP, CAT, CPOI, Director, Facility and Property Services, Recreation Association of the Public Service of Canada, RA Centre

    This course is worth 14 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

    • Saturday, June 01, 2019
    • Sunday, June 30, 2019
    • Online
    • 30
    Register

    CIT Recertification Challenge Exam - Online

    June 2019, Online

    Online exam must be completed by June 30. 

    The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) introduced the Certified Ice Technician (CIT) professional designation in 1997. This NHL-recognized credential was designed to acknowledge the academic excellence and specialized expertise of individuals who work in artificial ice operations. Overwhelmingly, the CIT designation has been the most sought-after of all the ORFA professional designations. Today, close to 70% of arenas, ice and refrigeration job postings specifically state the preference to recruiting those individuals who hold the CIT professional designation.

    Since 1997, over 1000 individuals have been awarded the CIT designation. More recently, there has been discussion and reflection, based on industry needs and legal counsel, that to ensure these individuals remain current in industry best practices and knowledge, that a recertification program be designed and implemented. More Information

    Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Challenge Exam questions reflect some original CIT course content that a practitioner should be aware of and/or practice on a regular basis in the workplace. There are no trick questions.

    ONLINE EXAM:

    • Exam time limit is 90 minutes
    • The exam must be finished in one sitting. You cannot save and finish later
    • You must complete each question before moving on to the next question
    • You must complete all questions in this exam
    • To be successful you must score 60% or higher on the exam
    • Monday, June 10, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, June 13, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Stouffville, ON
    • 23
    Register

    Ice Making and Painting Technologies

    Monday, June 10 to Thursday, June 13, 2019
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Stouffville Arena (LMPR Room) 12483 Ninth Line, Stouffville, ON L4A 1J3 - Google Map

    Course Information

    Prerequisites: Participants should have completed the Basic Arena Refrigeration course or the Advanced Refrigeration Facility Operator course and have one-year, hands-on, artificial ice experience. It is further recommended that prior to attending this course, participants visit ORFA’s Resource Centre and review materials found in the Arena Ice Operations section www.orfa.com/Ice-Arena-Operations applicable to the topic of ice making

    Workplace-Specific Training: A reminder is given to facility supervisory staff that to complete the educational process successful participants must return to work and be provided with workplace-specific training.

    Personal Protective Equipment Required: Participants attending this course are required to supply and wear their own CSA-approved head protection, layered clothing, and appropriate footwear suitable for an ice arena environment. No exception.

    Instructors: Kevin Hill, CRFP, Recreation Director, Town of Renfrew

    This course is worth 28 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

    • Monday, June 10, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, June 13, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Nottingham, UK
    • 30

    Ice Making and Painting Technologies

    Monday, June 3 to Thursday, June 6, 2019

    National Ice Centre, Bolero Square, The Lance Market Nottingham, UK - Google Map

    Course Information

    Instructors: Graham Nesbitt, CRFP, CIT, CARPT, Coordinator, Training and Development, ORFA, and Kevin Hill, CRFP, Recreation Director, Town of Renfrew

    This course is worth 28 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

    • Monday, June 10, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Friday, June 14, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Cobden, ON
    • 28
    Register

    Grounds Operations and Maintenance

    Monday, June 10 to Friday, June 14, 2019
    Cobden Arena, 43 Astrolabe Rd, Cobden, ON K0J 1K0 - Google Map

    Course Information

    Personal Protective Equipment Required: When possible, but not guaranteed, this course includes a tour of grounds related infrastructure. Participants will be challenged to visually identify risks and hazards while offering appropriate corrective action(s) to the findings. In addition, available grounds equipment will be used to demonstrate risks, hazards and applicable safety precautions. Participants attending this course must at minimum supply and wear their own CSA-approved footwear suitable for an outdoor environment. Workers attending the course under the support of an employer should arrive with all workplace policy required PPE. No exception.

    Instructor: Jay Kivell, Jay Kivell and Associates Horticultural, Parks and Recreation Consultants

    This course is worth 35 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

    • Thursday, June 13, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Friday, June 14, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Strathroy, ON
    • 30
    Register

    NSPF® Certified Pool/Spa Operator® (CPO®)

    Thursday, June 13 to Friday, June 14, 2019
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    West Middlesex Memorial Centre, 334 Metcalfe St W, Strathroy, ON N7G 1N5- Google Map

    The two-day NSPF® Certified Pool/Spa Operator® (CPO®) course is delivered by a NSPF® Certified instructor who will provide participants with the basic skills and knowledge to operate a pool or spa facility.

    Course Information

    Instructor: Rob Braid, CPOI, CAT, CMM, Recreation Services Supervisor, City of Vaughan

    This course is worth 14 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

    • Friday, June 14, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Stouffville, ON
    • 27
    Register

    CIT Recertification Course - Classroom-based

    Friday, June 14, 2019, 8:30am to 4:30pm

    Stouffville Arena (LMPR Room), 12483 Ninth Line, Stouffville, ON L4A 1J3 -  Google Map

    The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) introduced the Certified Ice Technician (CIT) professional designation in 1997. This NHL-recognized credential was designed to acknowledge the academic excellence and specialized expertise of individuals who work in artificial ice operations. Overwhelmingly, the CIT designation has been the most sought-after of all the ORFA professional designations. Today, close to 70% of arenas, ice and refrigeration job postings specifically state the preference to recruiting those individuals who hold the CIT professional designation.

    Since 1997, over 1000 individuals have been awarded the CIT designation. More recently, there has been discussion and reflection, based on industry needs and legal counsel, that to ensure these individuals remain current in industry best practices and knowledge, that a recertification program be designed and implemented. More Information

    Instructor: Kevin Hill, CRFP, Recreation Director, Town of Renfrew

    • Monday, June 17, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Thursday, June 20, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Ripley, ON
    • 24
    Register

    Cemeterian™ Operations and Management

    Monday, June 17 to Thursday, June 20, 2019

    Ripley Huron Community Centre, 17 Queen St, Ripley ON N0G 2R0 -  Google Map


    Course information

    Workplace-Specific Training: A reminder is given to facility supervisory staff that to complete the educational process successful participants must return to work and be provided with workplace-specific training.

    Personal Protective Equipment: Participants attending this course are required to supply and wear their own CSA-approved footwear suitable for a cemetery work environment. No exceptions.

    Instructor: George Barnes, ADA, Director of Parks and Outside Services, City of Cambridge (Retired)

    This course is worth 28 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

    • Monday, June 17, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, June 20, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • London ON
    • 25
    Register

    Basic Arena Refrigeration

    Monday, June 17 to Thursday, June 20, 2019
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Stronach Arena, 1221 Sandford Ave, London, ON - Google Maps

    This is an introductory course for operators with little or no knowledge of the subject matter, or for those wishing to refresh their knowledge.

    Course Information

    Workplace-Specific Training: A reminder is given to facility supervisory staff that to complete the educational process successful participants must return to work and be provided with specific workplace-specific training.

    Personal Protective Equipment Required: Participants attending this course must supply and wear their own CSA-approved footwear suitable for a refrigeration plant site visit. No exceptions.

    Instructor: Graham Nesbitt, CRFP, CIT, CARPT, Coordinator, Training and Development, Ontario Recreation Facilities Association Inc.

    This course is worth 28 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

    • Friday, June 21, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • London, ON
    • 27
    Register

    CIT Recertification Course - Classroom-based

    Friday, June 21, 2019, 8:30am to 4:30pm

    Stronach Arena, 1221 Sandford Ave, London, ON -  Google Map

    The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) introduced the Certified Ice Technician (CIT) professional designation in 1997. This NHL-recognized credential was designed to acknowledge the academic excellence and specialized expertise of individuals who work in artificial ice operations. Overwhelmingly, the CIT designation has been the most sought-after of all the ORFA professional designations. Today, close to 70% of arenas, ice and refrigeration job postings specifically state the preference to recruiting those individuals who hold the CIT professional designation.

    Since 1997, over 1000 individuals have been awarded the CIT designation. More recently, there has been discussion and reflection, based on industry needs and legal counsel, that to ensure these individuals remain current in industry best practices and knowledge, that a recertification program be designed and implemented. More Information

    Instructor: Graham Nesbitt, CRFP, CIT, CARPT, Coordinator, Training and Development, Ontario Recreation Facilities Association Inc.

    • Monday, June 24, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, June 27, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Peterborough, ON
    • 27
    Register

    Basic Arena Refrigeration

    Monday, June 24 to Thursday, June 27, 2019
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Evinrude Centre (Banquet Hall), 911 Monaghan Rd, Peterborough, ON K9J 5K5 - Google Maps

    This is an introductory course for operators with little or no knowledge of the subject matter, or for those wishing to refresh their knowledge.

    Course Information

    Workplace-Specific Training: A reminder is given to facility supervisory staff that to complete the educational process successful participants must return to work and be provided with specific workplace-specific training.

    Personal Protective Equipment Required: Participants attending this course must supply and wear their own CSA-approved footwear suitable for a refrigeration plant site visit. No exceptions.

    Instructor: Rob Lilbourne, CRFP, CIT, Director of Parks and Recreation, Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc

    This course is worth 28 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

    • Monday, July 01, 2019
    • Wednesday, July 31, 2019
    • Online
    • 30
    Register

    CIT Recertification Challenge Exam - Online

    July 2019, Online

    Online exam must be completed by July 31. 

    The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) introduced the Certified Ice Technician (CIT) professional designation in 1997. This NHL-recognized credential was designed to acknowledge the academic excellence and specialized expertise of individuals who work in artificial ice operations. Overwhelmingly, the CIT designation has been the most sought-after of all the ORFA professional designations. Today, close to 70% of arenas, ice and refrigeration job postings specifically state the preference to recruiting those individuals who hold the CIT professional designation.

    Since 1997, over 1000 individuals have been awarded the CIT designation. More recently, there has been discussion and reflection, based on industry needs and legal counsel, that to ensure these individuals remain current in industry best practices and knowledge, that a recertification program be designed and implemented. More Information

    Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Challenge Exam questions reflect some original CIT course content that a practitioner should be aware of and/or practice on a regular basis in the workplace. There are no trick questions.

    ONLINE EXAM:

    • Exam time limit is 90 minutes
    • The exam must be finished in one sitting. You cannot save and finish later
    • You must complete each question before moving on to the next question
    • You must complete all questions in this exam
    • To be successful you must score 60% or higher on the exam
    • Monday, July 08, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, July 11, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Keewatin, ON
    • 30
    Register

    Ice Making and Painting Technologies

    Monday, July 8 to Thursday, July 11, 2019
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Keewatin Memorial Arena, 930 Front St, Keewatin, ON L4A 1J3 - Google Map

    Course Information

    Prerequisites: Participants should have completed the Basic Arena Refrigeration course or the Advanced Refrigeration Facility Operator course and have one-year, hands-on, artificial ice experience. It is further recommended that prior to attending this course, participants visit ORFA’s Resource Centre and review materials found in the Arena Ice Operations section www.orfa.com/Ice-Arena-Operations applicable to the topic of ice making

    Workplace-Specific Training: A reminder is given to facility supervisory staff that to complete the educational process successful participants must return to work and be provided with workplace-specific training.

    Personal Protective Equipment Required: Participants attending this course are required to supply and wear their own CSA-approved head protection, layered clothing, and appropriate footwear suitable for an ice arena environment. No exception.

    Instructors: Graham Nesbitt, CRFP, CIT, CARPT, Coordinator, Training and Development, Ontario Recreation Facilities Association Inc.

    This course is worth 28 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

    • Monday, July 15, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, July 18, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Cambridge, ON
    • 23
    Register

    Basic Arena Refrigeration

    Monday, July 15 to Thursday, July 18, 2019
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Hespeler Memorial Arena, 640 Ellis Rd, Cambridge, ON - Google Maps

    This is an introductory course for operators with little or no knowledge of the subject matter, or for those wishing to refresh their knowledge.

    Course Information

    Workplace-Specific Training: A reminder is given to facility supervisory staff that to complete the educational process successful participants must return to work and be provided with specific workplace-specific training.

    Personal Protective Equipment Required: Participants attending this course must supply and wear their own CSA-approved footwear suitable for a refrigeration plant site visit. No exceptions.

    Instructor: Graham Nesbitt, CRFP, CIT, CARPT, Coordinator, Training and Development, Ontario Recreation Facilities Association Inc.

    This course is worth 28 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

    • Thursday, August 01, 2019
    • Saturday, August 31, 2019
    • Online
    • 30
    Register

    CIT Recertification Challenge Exam - Online

    August 2019, Online

    Online exam must be completed by August 31. 

    The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) introduced the Certified Ice Technician (CIT) professional designation in 1997. This NHL-recognized credential was designed to acknowledge the academic excellence and specialized expertise of individuals who work in artificial ice operations. Overwhelmingly, the CIT designation has been the most sought-after of all the ORFA professional designations. Today, close to 70% of arenas, ice and refrigeration job postings specifically state the preference to recruiting those individuals who hold the CIT professional designation.

    Since 1997, over 1000 individuals have been awarded the CIT designation. More recently, there has been discussion and reflection, based on industry needs and legal counsel, that to ensure these individuals remain current in industry best practices and knowledge, that a recertification program be designed and implemented. More Information

    Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Challenge Exam questions reflect some original CIT course content that a practitioner should be aware of and/or practice on a regular basis in the workplace. There are no trick questions.

    ONLINE EXAM:

    • Exam time limit is 90 minutes
    • The exam must be finished in one sitting. You cannot save and finish later
    • You must complete each question before moving on to the next question
    • You must complete all questions in this exam
    • To be successful you must score 60% or higher on the exam
    • Sunday, September 01, 2019
    • Monday, September 30, 2019
    • Online
    • 30
    Register

    CIT Recertification Challenge Exam - Online

    September 2019, Online

    Online exam must be completed by September 30. 

    The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) introduced the Certified Ice Technician (CIT) professional designation in 1997. This NHL-recognized credential was designed to acknowledge the academic excellence and specialized expertise of individuals who work in artificial ice operations. Overwhelmingly, the CIT designation has been the most sought-after of all the ORFA professional designations. Today, close to 70% of arenas, ice and refrigeration job postings specifically state the preference to recruiting those individuals who hold the CIT professional designation.

    Since 1997, over 1000 individuals have been awarded the CIT designation. More recently, there has been discussion and reflection, based on industry needs and legal counsel, that to ensure these individuals remain current in industry best practices and knowledge, that a recertification program be designed and implemented. More Information

    Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Challenge Exam questions reflect some original CIT course content that a practitioner should be aware of and/or practice on a regular basis in the workplace. There are no trick questions.

    ONLINE EXAM:

    • Exam time limit is 90 minutes
    • The exam must be finished in one sitting. You cannot save and finish later
    • You must complete each question before moving on to the next question
    • You must complete all questions in this exam
    • To be successful you must score 60% or higher on the exam
    • Monday, September 09, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, September 12, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Newmarket, ON
    • 30
    Register

    Basic Arena Refrigeration

    Monday, September 9 to Thursday, September 12, 2019
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Ray Twinney Recreation Complex (Lounge 1), 100 Eagle St, Newmarket, ON - Google Maps

    This is an introductory course for operators with little or no knowledge of the subject matter, or for those wishing to refresh their knowledge.

    Course Information

    Workplace-Specific Training: A reminder is given to facility supervisory staff that to complete the educational process successful participants must return to work and be provided with specific workplace-specific training.

    Personal Protective Equipment Required: Participants attending this course must supply and wear their own CSA-approved footwear suitable for a refrigeration plant site visit. No exceptions.

    Instructor: Bill Vass, Specialist, Visionary Arena Services

    This course is worth 28 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

    • Monday, September 09, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, September 12, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Thornhill, ON
    • 30
    Register

    Ice Maintenance and Equipment Operations

    Monday, September 9 to Thursday, September 12, 2019
    8:30am to 4:30pm

    Thornhill Community Centre (B1 & B2 Basement - Main Building), 7755 Bayview Ave, Thornhill, ON L3T 4P1 - Google Map

    Course Information

    Prerequisites: Participants should have completed a) Basic Arena Refrigeration or the Advanced Refrigeration Facility Operator course; b) and the Ice Making and Painting Technologies course; and c) have two years of practical artificial ice knowledge with some ice resurfacer operational experience or a Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator permit.

    Workplace-Specific Training: Please note this course does not provide participants with hands-on training in driving an ice resurfacer. A reminder is given to facility supervisory staff that to complete the educational process successful participants must return to work and be provided with specific workplace-specific training.

    Personal Protective Equipment Required: Participants attending this course are required to supply and wear their own CSA-approved head protection, layered clothing, and appropriate footwear suitable for an ice arena environment. No exceptions.

    Instructor: Graham Nesbitt, CRFP, CIT, CARPT, Coordinator, Training and Development, Ontario Recreation Facilities Association Inc.

    This course is worth 28 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

    • Tuesday, October 01, 2019
    • Thursday, October 31, 2019
    • Online
    • 30
    Register

    CIT Recertification Challenge Exam - Online

    October 2019, Online

    Online exam must be completed by October 30. 

    The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) introduced the Certified Ice Technician (CIT) professional designation in 1997. This NHL-recognized credential was designed to acknowledge the academic excellence and specialized expertise of individuals who work in artificial ice operations. Overwhelmingly, the CIT designation has been the most sought-after of all the ORFA professional designations. Today, close to 70% of arenas, ice and refrigeration job postings specifically state the preference to recruiting those individuals who hold the CIT professional designation.

    Since 1997, over 1000 individuals have been awarded the CIT designation. More recently, there has been discussion and reflection, based on industry needs and legal counsel, that to ensure these individuals remain current in industry best practices and knowledge, that a recertification program be designed and implemented. More Information

    Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Challenge Exam questions reflect some original CIT course content that a practitioner should be aware of and/or practice on a regular basis in the workplace. There are no trick questions.

    ONLINE EXAM:

    • Exam time limit is 90 minutes
    • The exam must be finished in one sitting. You cannot save and finish later
    • You must complete each question before moving on to the next question
    • You must complete all questions in this exam
    • To be successful you must score 60% or higher on the exam
    • Monday, October 21, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Thursday, October 24, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Cambridge, ON
    • 24
    Register

    Cemeterian™ Operations and Management

    Monday, October 21 to Thursday, October 24, 2019
    Hespeler Memorial Arena, 640 Ellis Rd, Cambridge, ON N3C 4N1 -  Google Map


    Course information

    Workplace-Specific Training: A reminder is given to facility supervisory staff that to complete the educational process successful participants must return to work and be provided with workplace-specific training.

    Personal Protective Equipment: Participants attending this course are required to supply and wear their own CSA-approved footwear suitable for a cemetery work environment. No exceptions.

    Instructor: George Barnes, ADA, Director of Parks and Outside Services, City of Cambridge (Retired)

    This course is worth 28 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

    • Friday, November 01, 2019
    • Saturday, November 30, 2019
    • Online
    • 30
    Register

    CIT Recertification Challenge Exam - Online

    November 2019, Online

    Online exam must be completed by November 30. 

    The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) introduced the Certified Ice Technician (CIT) professional designation in 1997. This NHL-recognized credential was designed to acknowledge the academic excellence and specialized expertise of individuals who work in artificial ice operations. Overwhelmingly, the CIT designation has been the most sought-after of all the ORFA professional designations. Today, close to 70% of arenas, ice and refrigeration job postings specifically state the preference to recruiting those individuals who hold the CIT professional designation.

    Since 1997, over 1000 individuals have been awarded the CIT designation. More recently, there has been discussion and reflection, based on industry needs and legal counsel, that to ensure these individuals remain current in industry best practices and knowledge, that a recertification program be designed and implemented. More Information

    Certified Ice Technician (CIT) Recertification Challenge Exam questions reflect some original CIT course content that a practitioner should be aware of and/or practice on a regular basis in the workplace. There are no trick questions.

    ONLINE EXAM:

    • Exam time limit is 90 minutes
    • The exam must be finished in one sitting. You cannot save and finish later
    • You must complete each question before moving on to the next question
    • You must complete all questions in this exam
    • To be successful you must score 60% or higher on the exam
    • Monday, November 18, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, November 21, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Thornhill, ON
    • 28
    Register