Fatality Notice: IHSA has learned of a construction-related fatality in Sudbury involving a construction worker securing a transport trailer load. One workplace fatality is one too many, regardless of the sector, industry, or occupation. Please take a moment to think about those who have died or been injured on the job and re-establish a commitment to the prevention of injuries, illnesses, and fatalities.

National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO)

Across Canada, health and safety designation programs are beginning to follow the national standard. That's why IHSA's CHSO program will be changing to the National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) program in 2016. In addition to meeting a national standard, those who achieve their NCSO certification from IHSA will be qualified to serve as COR™ Internal Auditors and Construction Health and Safety Representatives.

Along with the name change, IHSA will be releasing more information on the program modifications including required courses, code of ethics criteria, equivalency for out-of-province CHSOs/CSOs, and more.

Read our communique for more details. For FAQs about the new program click here.


Application and Reference Guide for the National Construction Safety Officer Certificate

This Application and Reference Guide provides prospective candidates with an outline of the requirements and an overview of the application process, experience requirements, and required maintenance program. As well, a list of frequently asked questions about the NCSO Certificate has been collected to assist applicants through the process. Download Guide


Application Forms

NCSO Application Form

Complete the two-page application form to become a National Construction Safety Officer.

Application for Renewal of National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) Certificate

Complete this form to renew your certification.

NCSO Complaints/Appeal Form

Use this form if you are submitting a complaint or appealing a decision regarding your ncso application.

Application to Appeal Outcome of NCSO Application/Renewal

Use this form to appeal the outcome of your application or renewal.

Code of Ethics for NCSO

Download and sign the code of ethics document. The signed code of ethics must be submitted with the application form.

National Construction Safety Officer Checklist

Use this checklist to ensure your application package and documentation is complete.

Equivalency Exemption Form

Use this form for each course equivalency request.

NCSO Study Guide

Use this study guide to prepare for writing the provincial and national NCSO™ exams.


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