Achieving Your Health & Safety Administrator (HSA) Designation

The Health and Safety Administrator (HSA) program provides entry-level safety training for those who maintain a health and safety system and do not have three years of construction field experience.

If you have three years of construction experience, please refer to the NCSO designation webpage.

The HSA designation demonstrates knowledge in various health and safety management skills and principles. Find more detailed information in the Downloads section of this webpage.

To register for the HSA program, submit the HSA application form by email:

Coming Soon: National HSA Designation

Starting April 3, 2023, professionals with or working towards their HSA designation can receive the National Health and Safety Administrator (NHSA)™ designation. The NHSA will be recognized across Canada and is transferrable to any province.

What you need to do to obtain the national designation:

  1. Meet the HSA training requirements (see below)
  2. Have a current Standard First Aid certificate
  3. Pass the NHSA exam
  4. Maintain your NHSA designation through professional development every three years

More information is coming soon.

The NHSA designation is optional. If you do not wish to maintain it, you will still have the HSA designation in Alberta. If you have questions, contact us at

Your Career as an HSA

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 HSA Program Outline

Compulsory Courses (11) Elective Courses (any 2)*
  • Alberta Legislation Awareness
  • Auditor Training Program (NCSO™ registrants must achieve Certified Auditor or Peer Auditor Certification)
  • Communication & Ethics for the Safety Leader
  • Construction Safety Administration
  • Contractor Management
  • Leadership for Safety Excellence (LSE)
  • Principles of Health & Safety Management
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) 2015 Train-the-Trainer
  • Worksite Investigation Basics
  • An industry safety orientation (any one of the following):
    • Construction Safety Training System (CSTS) 2020
    • Pipeline Construction Safety Training (PCST)
    • Electrical Safety Training System (ESTS)
  • Standard First Aid*, Mental Health First Aid**, or Mental Health & Wellness in the Workplace**
  • Alcohol & Drugs: Worksite Guidelines
  • Defensive Driving – 3 Demerits
  • First Level Supervisor Training Program
  • Ground Disturbance 201
  • Flagger Train-the-Trainer
  • Hazard Management
  • Scaffolding Awareness
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods – Train the Trainer (TDG-TTT)
  • Working Around Powered Mobile Equipment (PME)
    • PME is now available in both vILT and on-demand format.


*Fall Protection and Confined Space Entry and Monitor will continue to be accepted as electives if accredited by ESC/OSSA.

Please note that previously completed in-classroom ACSA courses will be accepted.

New courses are being added and some existing courses are being revised, so please refer back to this page for updates.

To register in the HSA program, submit the HSA application form via e-mail:
Revised: June 02, 2022