NCSO® Program

The National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO®) Program is a professional designation recognized by all provincial and territorial construction safety associations across Canada — members of the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations.

Individuals certified under the NCSO® designation will have demonstrated the skills to:

  • Assist management to implement, maintain, and monitor a company’s health and safety system.
  • Review and identify various health and safety issues specific to the work site and company operations.
  • Communicate effectively with government, occupational health and safety officers, management, and workers regarding all aspects of health and safety.

NCSO® certification is designed to recognize the skills of those who regularly perform a safety function in the field or on the jobsite. Certification requires an applicant to possess a minimum of three years of construction field experience.* Those seeking an NCSO® designation are required to conduct a Certificate of Recognition (COR®) health and safety student audit of their company as part of their certification.

NCSO® certification is a stepping stone to becoming a leader in the construction health and safety field.

The training and practical requirements for this designation are currently under review. For further information or an application form please contact

*Those without three years of construction field experience may consider the NHSA™ (National Health and Safety Administrator) certification, which recognizes the skills of those who undertake safety functions for their company at an administrative level.