Ground Disturbance 201 Online Training Course

Alberta workers who break ground at their worksites are typically required to be certified to the Ground Disturbance 201 level, in a course endorsed by Utility Safety Partners (USP), formerly the Alberta Common Ground Alliance (ABCGA). This also applies to managers, trainers, planners, and anyone else involved in the management of workers who break ground. Get your same day certification in Ground Disturbance, totally online, and be ready to work at Alberta jobsites and on highways across our country.

Ground Disturbance 201 is one of the most common safety certifications required on Alberta worksites. The endorsement certificate for this course is updated as of January 25, 2022 and is viewable here.

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Course Description

This USP endorsed online course will train you or your employees in Ground Disturbance key elements, including ground disturbance stakeholder responsibilities, approvals and permits, methods for exposing buried facilities, and much more.

This course is designed to be completed entirely online, and should take about 360 minutes. Upon successful completion (80%+), a certificate of completion will be generated which can be downloaded and printed.


You may purchase 1 course seat for yourself, or purchase multiple seats (discount available) to distribute to your employees.

Course Specifications

  • Language: English
  • Length: 360 Minutes (6 Hours)
  • Certification: Yes (Upon Passing)
  • Devices: Desktop, Tablet, Mobile (Chrome Recommended)

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Ground Disturbance 201 Online COurse topics

This online course is designed to prepare learners for work involving the breaking of ground on Canadian job sites and highways. Topics include:

  • Module A: Damage Prevention
  • Module B: Ground Disturbance Planning
  • Module C: Preparing for a Ground Disturbance
  • Module D: The Execution and Completion of a Ground Disturbance

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