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IHSA - Certificate of Recognition (COR™)


The Certificate of Recognition (COR™) is nationally trademarked and endorsed by participating members of the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA) of which the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) is a member. It provides employers with an effective tool to assess their health and safety management system.

COR™ is aimed at driving positive workplace behaviour and practices that lead to improved performance. It is currently being used across Canada and is a pre-qualification requirement for many contractors working in and out of the province and on public- and private-sector projects.

The COR™ program began in Alberta more than 20 years ago. While the bulk of COR™ firms are in construction, the standard is used by major business sectors in Alberta and British Columbia.

The IHSA is the 'Authority having Jurisdiction' to grant COR™ in the province of Ontario. In achieving this national safety program accreditation in Ontario, IHSA is responsible to ensure that the COR™ standards are upheld. With one common audit instrument utilized across Canada, the national standard is clear: Minimum 65% in each element and an overall audit score of 80%.

As the only Authority having Jurisdiction to grant COR™ Certification in the province of Ontario, IHSA practices the utmost diligence to ensure that the COR™ standards are upheld. Caution should be taken if any other organization suggests that it is qualified to provide accredited COR™ training, COR™ audits or COR™ Certification.

The Benefits of COR™

  • By achieving COR™, employers are able to demonstrate to buyers of construction that their health and safety management system has been developed, implemented, and evaluated on an annual basis through comprehensive internal and external audits.
  • Additional benefits

Steps to Achieve COR™

For a step-by-step guide to achieving COR™, visit the Steps to Achieve COR™ web page.

COR™ Pricing

COR™ Essentials (1/2 day)
Member $80 per person
Member $575 your facility
Non-Member $160 per person
Non-Member $1,150 (your facility)
Basic Auditing Principles
Member $0.00
Non-Member $320 per person
Non-Member $2,300 (your facility)
COR™ Internal Auditor
Member $160 per person
Member $1,150 (your facility)
Non-Member $320 per person
Non-Member $2,300 (your facility)
Review of Internal Audit
Member Auditing Services
$1,150 (per day)
Non-member Auditing Services
$1,150 + expenses (per day)

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