Hinton Training Centre – Forest management program

Training offered at the Centre supports sustainable forest management in Alberta.


The Government of Alberta designs, develops and delivers training for forest management professionals. Training products and activities include:

  • courses in subjects such as timber scaling, Alberta vegetation inventory and forest health
  • database administration for certification programs
  • collaborative training development with third parties, post-secondary institutions and research organizations


For a list of forest management training courses see the Forest Management Courses at a Glance Calendar.

Delivery methods include online learning, in class lectures, simulations and practical hands-on training.

For course description and prerequisite information, review the course listings.

Course enrollment

To be eligible to attend forest management training at Hinton Training Centre (HTC), you must be either:

  • a Forestry Division employee
  • an employee or contractor working in a natural-resource-based industry required by legislation to conduct activities under a permit or certification administered by the Government of Alberta
  • an employee or contractor sponsored by the Government of Alberta
  • a youth employed on a seasonal basis with the Junior Forest Warden program

Government of Alberta employees and contractors

Government employees and contractors can register for training by contacting the nearest Forest Area training contact.

Online training

The centre offers a variety of online training courses.

User groupInformation
Forestry Division employeesFor a list of courses and passcodes, see the wildfire management branch SharePoint site.
Employees of other government departments, provincial/territorial governments or the federal governmentRequest access to training by contacting the HTC online help desk.
Contractors (non-government)To request access contact the provincial training contact representative closest to your business location to discuss sponsorship/approval to take.


Connect with online assistance:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (Open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-865-8200
General training questions: [email protected]
Questions for online courses: [email protected]