PetroAcademy™ FAQ

What is PetroAcademy™ ?
How do I access course materials?
What if I am unable to attend one of the virtual instructor-led sessions?
What are the technology requirements?
How many Professional Development Hours (PDH) or Continuing Education Units (CEU) are satisfied by PetroAcademy™ courses?

PetroAcademy™ delivers virtual training programs to petroleum professionals using Petroskills industry knowledge, expertise, and technology. Based on the skills from Petroskills competency maps, each PetroAcademy™ Skill Module is designed to deliver the same set of competencies and work products as our face-to-face training.


Learners will complete individual Skill Modules which includes activities such as reading assignments, self-paced e-learning, virtual instructor-led sessions, case studies, quizzes, and other activities. All activities are complete online through the PetroAcademy™ platform and can be accessed anytime, anywhere. Learners have the flexibility to complete the online learning activities at their own pace, without the need to travel for training sessions.

All course materials will be provided in the digital format through the PetroAcademy™ platform. This includes access to the virtual instructor-led sessions, reading assignments, course textbook, and other exercises. Each learner will have access to PetroAcademy™ for three years from the start date.

Each instructor-led session is recorded and will be available to the learners to review after the session. If you are unable to attend one of the instructor-led virtual sessions, you can review the recording.

You will need a computer, microphone headset or telephone, and internet connection to enjoy a fully interactive learning experience through PetroAcademy™. Although not required, a webcam is recommended. For virtual instructor-led sessions, please see our Virtual Delivery Classroom User Guide for additional information.

For every 1 hour of online learning, you will receive 1 PDH and/or 0.1 CEU for completing a PetroAcademy™ skill module.