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Continuing Education

Pulp and Paper Technician Certificate


The location where your NAIT courses will be held.


The type of certification (degree, diploma, certificate) you will earn after completing your program.

  • Degree - NAIT offers a number of business degrees and applied science and technology degrees accredited by Alberta Advanced Education.
    Applied degree programs offer a stronger emphasis on practical applications of the concepts learned in the classroom
  • Diplomas & Certificates - These credit programs take 1 or 2 years and lead to government approved and industry-recognized credentials.
  • Journeyman Certificate - Hands-on and expert-led apprenticeship and industry training for skilled trades and technology professionals.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • Day - Courses taking place between Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Evening/Weekend - Courses taking place on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online - Sometimes called "Home Study" or "Computer-Based Learning"
  • Blended - A combination of online and in-class components.
  • Distance - Traditional correspondence format. These courses work best if you can't get to a campus or if your schedule can't accommodate fixed class times

Pulp & Paper Technicians are important players in the production of pulp, paper and related products. Technicians contribute to productivity, safety and reliable operations, generally working within a team environment.

NAIT’s Pulp & Paper Technician Certificate provides the technical knowledge, practical skills and understanding to advance your career in the industry. 

In this program, you will learn sound theoretical knowledge of mill processes and related operations, and the interdependence of each of the individual mill processes. Whether you’re new to the industry or already working in pulp and paper processing or related fields, our program has plenty to offer.


It is recommended that you register for courses at least 2 weeks prior to the start date to ensure timely delivery of printed course materials. However, course registrations will be accepted up until the day prior to the start of class.


To obtain a Pulp and Paper Technician Certificate, you must complete these 3 courses: 

  • PULP100 - Introduction to the Pulp and Paper Industry
  • PULP200 - Process Management Systems 
  • PULP300 - The Kraft Process

These are correspondence courses. You will have 9 months from the course start date to complete your paper-based course materials and will be required to write a supervised, paper-based final exam.

Once you successfully complete all 3 required courses with a minimum grade of 73%, you will be eligible to receive a Certificate of Achievement from NAIT. 

Students must apply for the certificate by completing a Request for Certification form (pdf) and returning the completed form to ced_ast@nait.ca.

Career Opportunities

Your certification as a Pulp & Paper Technician is a valuable credential that will help you advance in the vast world of pulp & paper and related industries. Many opportunities exist in the forestry sector at large and at small mill operations. You may also find opportunities in other areas including laboratory research. 

Many employers suggest that NAIT Pulp & Paper grads are valuable assets who come to work with a sound grasp of industry basics. Take your career to the next level and get certified today!


Registration for this course requires program assistance.
Please contact us at 780.378.6990 or at continuingeducation@nait.ca for more information about future offerings of this course.