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ONLINE: First Level Supervisor Training Program (FLST)

Continuing Professional Development, Courses, Online, Online Continuing Professional Development, Online Gold Seal Courses

This course offers the critical basic skills and concepts needed to supervise a crew in the residential, institutional, commercial, industrial and civil construction sectors.

Supervisors play a key role in ensuring the job gets done on time, on budget and safely. This course will introduce you to all aspects of supervision, beginning with a discussion of the supervisor’s role and the skills required. Then, the supervision basics are covered: leadership vs. management, due diligence, communication skills, meetings, and handling disagreements and problems.

The course then examines the supervisor’s role with respect to safety, looking at inspections, investigations and training. Human resource management comes next, including addressing personal problems and performance issues. The course introduces you to planning and scheduling, followed by productivity and quality, including problem solving for quality outcomes.

The final section teaches you how to lead an effective work team by discussing concepts, motivation and team performance.


  • Build your supervisory skills
  • Lead a work crew
  • Communicate effectively
  • Understand the supervisor’s role in safety and due diligence
  • Develop and motivate teams
  • Address performance issues


This course is intended for foremen and supervisors or any individual who wants to become a first level supervisor in any part of the country, in any sector (residential, industrial, commercial, institutional, pipeline, civil).


This course consists of 9 modules of approximately 90 minutes duration each, for a total of about 14 hours of self-paced instruction. A final mark of 100% is required in order to receive a certificate of completion. This course is available online in English and French.


This course is supported by Windows, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, MAC, Safari, and smartphones. 


Once you register for a course, you will receive an email with instructions and a pin number within 24 hours of registration.  After which, you can begin the course at any time. Please note hours of operation in the Education department are Monday - Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.   All registrations received after hours will be processed the next business day.


This course has been accredited by the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) for five (5) credits towards Gold Seal Certification upon successful completion of this course. *A final mark of 100% is required in order to receive a certificate of completion.

This course has been approved by BC Housing Licensing and Consumer Services (formerly Homeowners Protection Office) for twenty four (24) points towards Continued  Professional Development (CPD) upon successful completion. *A final mark of 100% is required in order to receive a certificate of completion.


Payment is non-refundable. Complimentary substitution of another member of your company is accepted prior to the start.


For more information e-mail us at [email protected] or phone 604-294-3766

All Registrants $400.00