Competency Management and Development System

Academic Recognition and Certification

The Competency Management and Development System is recognized by several post secondary institutions. Academic credentials are being granted based on the validated competencies using prior learning assessment methodologies and criteria.

Lakeland College is recognized across Western Canada as an innovator in education and training and an important provider of training to the petroleum industry. Lakeland College has accepted the system as a valid measurement of competency and training and grants credit towards several technical certificate programs.

Recognition of on-the-job experience allows participants in the Competency Management and Development System to obtain a Petroleum Industry Certificate of Training after completing the required competencies.

Diploma Program

Field personnel in the Oil and Gas Industry are often promoted into supervisory or management positions based on their technical expertise. Working in cooperation with Lakeland College, CMDS has developed a program to assist these people in being successful with the additional responsibilities that they acquire in more senior roles. This program focuses specifically on supervisory and management issues related to the oil and gas industry. Completion of the program leads to a Government of Alberta recognized diploma, issued by Lakeland.

For a list of the courses currently offered through a Diploma program, please visit

Lakeland College / Continuing Education / Petroleum Management Diploma

To qualify for the Petroleum Management Diploma participants will be required to complete 10 courses, all ten courses are compulsory. As the program develops, additional optional topics will be available through the program.

For more information or to apply to attend any of the courses please contact Johanna.Reyes@lakelandcollege.ca