MEA/OGRA Training and Workshops

The MEA (in partnership with the OGRA) offers a comprehensive Municipal Infrastructure Training (MIT) program during the first 4 months of the year. These courses are taught by volunteers employed in the municipal engineering field and provide a detailed and practical approach to this subject.

In addition there are seminars and workshops on topics of interest that are advertised separately from the above program.

Municipal Infrastructure Certification Program

The Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) announced its new “Municipal Infrastructure Certification” Program which commenced in  January 2018.

The MEA’s program, in conjunction with Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA), formally recognizes the amalgamated training efforts of individuals in a number of categories which are highly valued by municipal infrastructure professionals.

Municipal Infrastructure Certification is available for the following categories:
• Construction Materials • Inspection • Road Design • Buried Infrastructure • Generalist

Training currently required for the certification is offered through the Municipal Infrastructure Training (MIT) program together with MEA’s Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) training. MEA certification will be provided to applicants who successfully meet the criteria in any one of the categories.

You may already have successfully completed requisite courses. To view your transcript of courses completed, visit or call the OGRA office for assistance at 289-291-6472.

If you are interested in pursuing this valuable certification, please see application form. Additional information can be found on the MEA’s and/or OGRA’s websites at or  

MIT Training Dates 2019:

Dates Code Courses  Room   2019 Fee 
January 14-18 TM32 General Inspection  CHSI Presentation North and South  1,300.00
  21-Feb 1 TM36 Scott McKay Bituminous Technology  CHSI Conference East & Central  2,900.00
  28-Feb 1 TM33 Scott McKay Soils & Technology  CHSI Conference West  1,450.00
February 4-8 TM43 Sewer & Watermain Construction Inspection  CHSI  Conference East & Central  1,450.00
  4-8 TM35 Scott McKay Concrete Technology  CHSI  Conference West  1,450.00
March 4-8 TM46 Advanced Sewer & Watermain Construction Inspection  CHSI Conference East  1,450.00
  25-29 TM37 Road Design: Intersections  CHSI Conference East  1,300.00
  25-29 TM31 Storm Sewer Design  CHSI Presentation North and South  1,450.00
April 1-5 TM47 Stormwater Management  CHSI Training room 5/6 1,300.00
  8-12 TM45 Bridge & Structure Inspection  CHSI  Conference Centre East & Central  1,300.00
  8-12 TM42 Watermain Design  CHSI Conference West  1,450.00
  8-12 TM41 Sanitary Sewer Design  CHSI Presentation North  1,300.00
  29-May 3 TM30 Road Design: Geometrics  CHSI Conference East  1,300.00

Are you interested in sharing your road design knowledge and experience?  Do you need PEAK professional development hours?  Were recruiting Course Directors and Presenters for the Road Design: Intersections course which will run later this year  in Mississauga.  Were looking for volunteers who are:

  • comfortable speaking in front of groups
  • experienced in geometric design of at-grade roadway intersections in Ontario
  • have a working knowledge of the TAC Geometric Design Guide. 

 Benefits of volunteering with OGRAs education department:

  • Counts towards PEAK and OACETT professional development hours
  • Education credits for each day teaching which value one days registration fee.  These credits are transferable and can be redeemed for any course at Road School, any Municipal Infrastructure Training course, Snow School, and our Managing Winter Operations Workshop.
  • OGRA covers accommodation, mileage (@ $0.50/km), and meals

 For more information or to volunteer, contact Janelle Warren, OGRA Manager Professional Development & Training,


  •  If written cancellation is received at least 10 working days in advance – 100% refund
  •  If written cancellation is received 9-3 working days in advance – 50% refund
  •  If written cancellation is received less than 3 working days in advance – No Refund
  •  If payment has not been received at the time of cancellation, an invoice will be issued for the appropriate amount as costs have already been incurred.
  •  If circumstances prevent a previously registered person from attending a course, substitutions are permitted up to and on the day of the event.