Achieving Your National Health & Safety Administrator (NHSA)™ Designation

The National Health and Safety Administrator (NHSA)™ 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 NHSA designation demonstrates knowledge in various health and safety management skills and principles and is transferrable across Canada. Find more detailed information in the Downloads section of this webpage, or on our YouTube page here.

To register for the NHSA program, submit the NHSA application form by email: nhsa@youracsa.ca.

Your Career as an NHSA™

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 NHSA™ Program Outline

Compulsory Courses (11) Elective Courses (any 2)*
  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Legislation Awareness
  • Auditor Training Program
  • 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 First Aid – Basic***
  • Alberta Temporary Traffic Control Train the Trainer (ATTC-TTT)
  • Alcohol & Drugs: Worksite Guidelines
  • Defensive Driving – 3 Demerits
  • First Level Supervisor Training Program
  • Ground Disturbance 201
  • Flagger Train-the-Trainer
  • Hazard Management
  • Respectful Workplaces (RW)
  • 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 NHSA program, submit the NHSA application form via e-mail: nhsa@youracsa.ca.

Revised: April 1, 2023