Professional Development

The National Aboriginal Lands Managers Association (NALMA) strives to take the leading role on First Nation land and environment management. NALMA works actively toward enhancing technical and professional development through training and education while embracing Aboriginal culture, traditions, and values.

NALMA and COEMRP Education and Training Policy

This policy applies to the delivery of the Professional Lands Management Certification Program and specialized training delivered by both NALMA and the COEMRP.  It can be used as a reference guide when completing travel claim forms and for clarifying expenses and eligibility to attend training.  The policy supports consistency in decision-making across NALMA/COEMRP units to ensure that training events and issues that arise are addressed as uniformly as possible.  This policy is subject to change and is continuously updated by NALMA Board and Staff.

NALMA & COEMRP Educational Policy v10

Professional Lands Management Certification Program

NALMA is pleased to offer PLMCP, which meets the existing, emerging and future needs of First Nation Lands Managers, through two levels of learning.

Level One: Post Secondary – University of Saskatchewan

Post Secondary – Algoma University

Level Two: Technical Training – National Aboriginal Lands Managers Association

Specialized Training

  • Additions to Reserves and Reserve Creation
  • Introduction to Land Management
  • Land Regime
  • Locatee Leasing
  • Environmental Management
  • Land Use Planning
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Matrimonial Real Property
  • Reserve Land Designations

A list of upcoming training sessions can be found on the events calendar nalma.ca/events

For additional information about NALMA’s Professional Development opportunities, please contact:


Buffy Hill

Education and Training Administrator
bhill@nalma.ca