The NHSA Program

The National Health and Safety Administrator (NHSA™) certification is a professional designation recognized by all provincial and territorial construction safety associations across Canada — members of the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations.

NHSA™ certification is designed to recognize the skills of those who undertake safety functions for their company at an administrative level, often administrators or human resources professionals who perform functions such as managing claims, promoting safety, ensuring the company follows health and safety regulations, maintaining safety records or compiling safety statistics.*

Individuals certified under the NHSA™ 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.

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


*Those with three years of construction field experience may consider the NCSO® (National Construction Safety Officer) certification, which recognizes the skills of those who undertake safety functions for their company on the jobsite.

NHSA™ Overview & Application

NHSA™ Application
NHSA™ Program Guide