National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO™)

NCSO™ Certification demonstrates that a person’s skill level, education, and work effort has met the requirements of a national standard. In addition to meeting a national standard. An NCSO™ who receives their certification through IHSA, is qualified to serve as a COR™ Internal Auditor and Construction Health & Safety Representative. These dual qualifications will make them more marketable to potential employers.

Some highlights of the program include:

  • Training for:
  • 1. COR™ Essentials
  • 2. COR™ Internal Auditor
  • 3. Introduction to Hazard & Risk Management
  • 4. Defensive Driving General
  • A work assessment – Simulated exercise
  • A “code of ethics” criterion
  • A knowledge verification test – Provincial and National Exam
  • Maintenance criteria:
    • Proof of renewal for relevant courses
    • Three days of Professional Development every three years.

For questions and comments regarding NCSO, please send an email to the NCSO Administrator.


NCSO™ Provincial Equivalency Application


If you experiencing problems with the above online forms, pdf versions are available.