Important Notices & Accommodations

New Requirements for COR® 2020

As of January 1, 2023, all COR® audits must be completed using AuditSoft. This digital tool will help you conduct quicker, easier COR® audits and use data to continuously improve your OHSMS. It is an electronic version of the COR® 2020 Audit Tool. For more information about AuditSoft here.


Program Description

This 1-day program provides an introduction to the fundamentals of auditing and how to apply these principles while going through the Certificate of Recognition (COR®) Audit process. It focuses on auditing principles that are common to all organizational audits, while using material and examples specific to the COR® Audit Tool and its elements.

This program is one of four mandatory training requirements for the Certificate of Recognition (COR®) program. It is specifically designed for the individual who has been designated by the employer to act as COR® Internal Auditor and who will be performing the COR® audit within the organization.

Participants must take Basic Auditing Principles before taking COR® Internal Auditor. Since the program content in the programs is connected, this will provide the best opportunity to understand the COR® requirements.


Did You Know?

The four required training programs for COR® are listed below:

1. COR® Essentials
2. Basic Auditing Principles (Also available in eLearning)
3. COR® Internal Auditor
4. Introduction to Hazard and Risk Management

Basic Auditing Principles is available in both an in-class and an eLearning format. In-class sessions are listed below. To register for the eLearning course, visit the eLearning page.


For complete details on how to achieve COR®, visit our Steps to Achieve COR® webpage.


Program Content

  • Introduction to COR®
  • Introduction to Auditing
  • Audit Standards
  • Types of Audits
  • Responsibilities
  • Developing an Audit Plan
  • Navigating the COR® Audit Tool
  • Protocol for Assigning Scores

Who Should Attend?

The full-time permanent employee who has been designated as the employer’s Internal Auditor.


Learning Evaluation

Participants must complete final knowledge evaluation with a grade of at least 80% in order to successfully complete the course.

By successfully completing this course, you will attain the certificate COR® Record of Training.


Participant Course Evaluation

At the end of the training, participants will have the opportunity to evaluate and provide comments about the training they received.



This course is required for the National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) designation.


Registration fees for IHSA’s in-class training courses will be increasing. If you are registering for a course scheduled to take place prior to March 31, 2024, the price is unchanged. If you are registering for a course scheduled for April 1, 2024 or later, the price will be higher. Please see the tables below for more information.

Sessions After April 1, 2024

The new pricing listed below will come into effect on April 1st 2024

Price Per Participant at
IHSA Facility
Total Course Price at
Your Facility
Program Duration
1 Day
Member Fee
Member Fee
Max Participants
Non-member Fee
Non-member Fee

Session Details

From: Apr 11, 2024 - To: Sep 11, 2024
City: Any
Region: Any

E107500Basic Auditing Principles4/11/2024 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Brantford Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E106936Basic Auditing Principles4/22/2024 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E108539Basic Auditing Principles5/28/2024 8:00:00 AMCambridgeChristian Labour Association of Canada-Cambridge Register
E109580Basic Auditing Principles6/11/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E107501Basic Auditing Principles7/11/2024 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Brantford Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E109582Basic Auditing Principles9/11/2024 8:00:00 AMCambridgeChristian Labour Association of Canada-Cambridge Register