Training for Public Bodies


Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) training is designed to support public bodies in the effective administration of FOIP information. This training is intended for current employees* of public bodies as defined under section 1(p) and (e) of the FOIP Act including:

  • Government of Alberta
  • Municipalities
  • Metis settlements
  • Drainage districts
  • Irrigation districts
  • Housing management bodies
  • School jurisdictions
  • Post-secondary institutions
  • Public libraries
  • Police services
  • Police commissions
  • Health care bodies  

*Employees include volunteers, appointees or students performing a service for a public body, or a person in a contract or agency relationship with a public body.

Instructor-Led Training


Instructor-led FOIP training is currently unavailable. When it becomes available, further information and details will be updated on this webpage. Please check back regularly. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Instructor-led Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) training is intended to support public bodies in the effective administration of the FOIP legislation. This FOIP training course includes three one-day courses for employees who are responsible for FOIP, a half-day course for employees who require a basic overview of the concepts of protection of privacy and access to information, and a one-day session for Government of Alberta employees on managing contracts under FOIP.

The courses in this program have been developed by Service Alberta, the ministry responsible for the province-wide administration of FOIP information.  A detailed list of topics covered in each course is provided on the Course Descriptions page.


Online Training

The "FOIP: Focus on Privacy" course is an online training tool designed specifically for employees of all levels within public bodies, but is accessible online by anyone. This is an interactive self-guided training course intended to provide a basic overview of the concepts of informational privacy and Alberta's privacy legislation. Most of the course deals with privacy and the protection of personal information. The public's right to access records of a public body is discussed as well.

A certificate of completion is available to print at the end of the course. However, participation and completion of the course are not recorded. For more information, visit the Online Training webpage.

Who to Contact

Review the list of contacts for instructor-led training, online training, and general contacts for FOIP.