Saskatchewan Polytechnic is your source for provincial training standards. Our Standardized Contractor Safety Training courses are developed in partnership with the Saskatchewan Mining Association (SMA) and their member companies to provide common provincial training standards for contractors working at a number of SMA member sites.

For contractors, this means one set of training standards for a number of SMA member sites, reducing repetitive training, saving time and facilitating mobility.

For SMA member companies, it’s assurance that contractor employees have the knowledge and training necessary to keep work sites safe.

Access to training records is province-wide.

General Mine Safety Awareness certification and recertification

Third-party trainer

This type of training is delivered in person at the providers training location. The following companies are approved trainers that are available to provide the training.

  • Proactive 306-543-6108 in Regina

Frequently asked questions

For students

Individual Registration - At the moment we are processing registrations by phone.  View registration information.

Company Sponsorship - View information on sponsoring an employee. The preferred course CRN and start date (term) for SFTY-1820 or SFTY – 1822 are required

You should receive the letter that contains your username and password within one business day after registration.  You should have access to take the 14 hour course within one business day after registration.  If you register on a Friday or a holiday weekend please note that there is no one in the office on the weekends or statutory holidays so this is going to delay processing for up to three business days before participants receive access to the online course.  If you have a unique urgent situation please reach out to

This is what you can expect after registration: 

  • Saskatchewan Polytech Account Information Email – This email will be sent to the student's personal email address. It contains your username and password information which will allow you to login to Once you have logged in you will be able to begin your course on Brightspace. 
  • Confirmation of Enrollment – Official confirmation of enrollment that will contain additional information about tax forms, troubleshoot links, etc. This information is available to you for viewing at
  • Monitor the email account that you registered with and also any junk or spam folders associated with that account. 
  • Previous Students: Your Sask Polytech username and password is only emailed out once every 365 days. If you have registered for any course recently, please check previous communications and use these login credentials. 
  • If you need assistance:
    • If you are unable to log in, submit a sign-in troubleshooting ticket to the IT Service Desk. You can also visit the Online Learning Support page for more information.
    • Contact registration if you do not receive a letter with your username and password.
      • Saskatoon – (306) 659-4800
      • Regina – (306) 775-7301
      • Moose Jaw – (306) 691-8383
      • Prince Albert – (306) 765-1600
      • Out-of-town callers – 1-866-467-4278
This option can be reviewed on a case by case basis and in some instances we may be able to assist. Please contact Standardized Safety Training as listed below. 

To learn about the online components of your course, view this link and bookmark this page for when you receive your mySaskPolytech account information.

Go to and enter the username and password provided in the third email.

Click on myCourses.

mySaskPolytech page, highlighting the "My Courses" button

Click on the square symbol at the top and type in SFTY-1820 General Mine Safety Awareness into the search bar.

My courses page, highlighting the square symbol at the top that opens the search bar when clicked.

Your Course code will start with SFTY-1820 General Mine Safety Awareness and once you choose that you will be directed to IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE READ.  Please ensure you read all notices.

Search bar, highlighting the course code SFTY-1820.

On the left had side of the page there is a link to How to Use Sask Polytech Online Courses and you will want to take note of Section 1 – Navigation to learn how to find your course content.

After successful completion of the final exam please click on the CONTENT tab in the online course and scroll to the bottom to see link to Wallet Card and Survey

Highlight of Wallet Card link, inside Content tab.

Click on that link and card will open to the side in same window – you will need to scroll up to see this:

Wallet card survey page

Please follow instructions and ensure you both save and/or print your wallet card. 


NOTE: no other wallet card will be sent to you.  Future access to the card will involve you logging back into mySaskPolytech to re-access your course.

Effective January 1, 2022, the certification and recertification for the General Mine Safety Training will be every five years. Please note that this change is not retroactive and will apply to those registering for certification/recertification on and after January 1, 2022.

This certification is valid for five years from the date of completion. Recertification will be available through registration in an online exam offered through General Mine Safety Awareness Recertification (SFTY-1822)

For employers

View information on sponsoring an employee. The preferred course CRN and start date (term) for SFTY-1820 or SFTY – 1822 are required

If you anticipate that you will want to discuss employees’ registrations with Saskatchewan Polytechnic staff and faculty, you will require your employees to sign a Consent to Release Information.  This form is available here and when required can be emailed to

Consent to Release Information Form (pdf)

Additional safety courses offered

This course is an eight-hour theory session followed by a minimum of 8 hours of lift truck operation. To receive certification, applicants are required to demonstrate knowledge of lift trucks for pre-operation and operation. Operating time and examination will be given on a lift truck. Certification required applicants to complete a written and driving examination.

Delivered In-Class
Length:  16 hours
Cost:  $680 plus GST

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