We are offering the Construction Health & Safety Officer (CHSO) certificate to recognize those who have practical construction knowledge and experience in a range of health and safety topics. This certificate acknowledges that the individual has completed courses that are consistent in content with such programs offered in other provinces. In order to qualify for the Ontario CHSO certificate, you must complete eight of the required courses listed below. You must also have at least five years of practical experience.
This certificate will also assist people who want to challenge the exam for the Construction Safety Coordinator (CSC) credential offered by the Canadian Construction Association's Gold Seal program. For more information about the program, contact the CCA.
- Working at Heights – Fundamentals of Fall Prevention
- Construction Health & Safety Rep
- Sector-Specific Training
- Simulated Hazard Analysis
- Basics of Supervising
- Basic Auditing Principles
- First Aid/CPR (must be taken through a WSIB-approved provider).
You must submit a statement declaring that you have a minimum of five years of practical health and safety experience. This declaration is part of the application process.
When you have completed all eight courses listed above, you can apply for the CHSO certificate with the Application Form. You must submit copies of your training records with the completed application form to demonstrate that all the required courses have been completed. The experience declaration is at the bottom of the application form.
CHSO Application Form
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A non-refundable application fee of $50 + GST for members and $150 +GST for non-members is required with the completed application form.
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