Public Works Supervisor Certification Program

Public Works Supervisor Certification Program

In 1993, the APWA Alberta Chapter recognized a need to develop a program to recognize and accredit supervisors.

What is a Public Works Supervisor?

A Public Works Supervisor (PWS) is a professional who provides efficient and effective public works services by leading a specialized work force, which manages resources, programs, budgets, and contracts. Supervisors can be certified in a number of disciplines related to public works, which include:

  • Transportation
  • Fleet and equipment
  • Parks and related facilities
  • Building and facilities
  • Water
  • Sewer

What are the Benefits?

The Association hopes to:

  • Establish work experience and technical skill standards for supervisory personnel working in Alberta
  • Assist supervisors in defining career paths
  • Offer clarity to practitioners as to work experience and academic training
  • Award recognition to those who have demonstrated a high level of competence and ethical fitness as a supervisor
  • Improve the performance of supervisors by encouraging participation in a continuing education program
  • Assist municipal governments with succession planning by helping administration identify and enhance leadership skills of qualified employees

Program Brochure

Click here to download the current Public Works Supervisor Program Information Package and Application.

All applications must include a completed Education Form


Only digital copies will be accepted to:

Review Process

Review Committee with meet 4 times per year. 
Deadlines are: February 29, May 31, August 31, November 31.


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