Do you want to develop your asset management skills and knowledge? A solid asset management approach empowers your municipality to make better decisions and investments with its infrastructure.

Check out the online courses available from FCM’s Municipal Asset Management Program’s partners. They are offered online and you can take them at any time. The training opportunities featured below are designed with municipalities of all sizes in mind and intended to give you practical advice and tips.

Introductory courses

These online course focus on a wide variety of topics and are designed to help you better understand the benefits and basics of asset management. You’ll find courses on green infrastructure, asset management implementation, and more, all geared towards helping you become familiar with core concepts and best practices.

Course title Offered by Cost Duration Description

Pourquoi se préoccuper de la gestion de ses actifs municipaux?

Available in French only

Fédération Québécoise des Municipalités (FQM)

Free

1.5 hours

The Fédération Québécoise des Municipalités developed this three-part training for Quebec municipalities. Module one introduces the key principles of asset management and how they apply to a municipality’s strategic, tactical and operational activities.

Les étapes du cycle de gestion des actifs municipaux

Available in French only

Fédération Québécoise des Municipalités (FQM)

Free

1.8 hours

The Fédération Québécoise des Municipalités developed this three-part training for Quebec municipalities. Module two explains the six steps of the asset management cycle and provides tools municipalities can download to develop their approach.

AM 101: Building asset management awareness

Available in English only

Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM)

$45

3 hours

Learn the basics of asset management through this three-hour course. Discover what asset management is and the challenges it can help your community overcome.

AM 102: Core elements of asset management

Available in English only

Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM)

$145

3 hours

Sign up for this course to learn about five asset management organizational competencies. You’ll learn about the steps needed to get started in asset management and what tangible actions you can take to support progress in your community.

The learning path to asset management readiness

Available in English only

Asset Management Saskatchewan (AMSK)

$150

6 hours

 

Is your municipality interested in learning the basics of asset management? Tailored to the needs of communities with fewer than 1,000 residents this online course can help new learners define asset management, discover the benefits of asset management.

The basics of asset management for elected officials

Available in English only

Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities (NSFM)

$175

5 hours

Are you an elected official looking to gain a clear understanding of asset management? Take this online course to learn how to use asset management to inform infrastructure and budget decision making and improve service delivery. You’ll also discover how to integrate climate considerations into long-term asset management planning.

Asset management: Core skills stream

Available in English only

Asset Management Ontario (AMONTario)

$350

25 to 35 hours

Are you looking to improve your municipal asset management processes? These three peer-based training modules can help. You'll find streams to help you better understand green infrastructure and how to incorporate climate planning into your planning, how to improve your core asset management skills and knowledge, and how to strengthen your leaderships skills to make better infrastructure decisions.

Next-level courses

If you’re already familiar with the core concepts of asset management, these training courses can help you take the next step. Our partners are offering training to help you strengthen your leadership skills, better integrate natural assets into your planning, more effectively deliver your asset management plan, and more.

Course title Offered by Cost Duration Description

Les incontournables pour assurer le succès du plan de gestion des actifs municipaux

Available in French only

Fédération Québécoise des Municipalités (FQM)

Free

1 hour

The Fédération Québécoise des Municipalités developed this three-part training for Quebec municipalities. Module three builds on the two previous learning sections and focuses on helping a municipality action their asset management plan.

The asset register and initial state of the infrastructure report

Available in English only

Asset Management Saskatchewan (AMSK)

$157

6 to 8 hours

Check out this course intended for staff responsible for managing and working with your municipal data. It provides a simple approach to prepare an asset register to inform decision-making.

Implementing the asset management competency framework

Available in English only

Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM)

$195

3 hours

Learn about the steps of implementing a competency management program within your organization based on CNAM’s Asset Management Competency Framework (AMCF).

AIM Network’s online asset management training program

Available in English only

Atlantic Infrastructure Management Network (AIMNetwork)

$250 per course

6 to 9 hours per course

Check out this series of five courses that cover everything from lifecycle planning and levels of service to risk assessment, presented through video modules, help desk support and templates.

Climate change & green infrastructure stream

Available in English only

Asset Management Ontario (AMONTario)

$350

20 to 30 hours

Are you looking to improve your municipal asset management processes? These three peer-based training modules can help. You'll find streams to help you better understand green infrastructure and how to incorporate climate planning into your planning, how to improve your core asset management skills and knowledge, and how to strengthen your leaderships skills to make better infrastructure decisions.

Sustainability & leadership stream

Available in English only

Asset Management Ontario (AMONTario)

$350

12 to 20 hours

Sign up for this training module to discover how asset management connects with sustainability and change management considerations. This course was developed specifically for senior leadership or elected officials.

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