Achieving Your National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO™) Designation
The intention of the National Construction Safety Officer™ (NCSO™) program is to combine entry-level safety training with an individual’s personal field experience. An NCSO™ is a valuable resource for a company’s management through the implementation and administration of its health and safety program.
Certification indicates that the participant has practical knowledge in various construction-related health and safety management skills and principles.
This program is recommended for health and safety practitioners who wish to complete primary professional training and receive recognition as an NCSO™ across Canada. You will find more detailed information in the Downloads section of this webpage.
Your Career as an NCSO™
Watch this video to learn from our community of safety practitioners what it means to earn your designation from the Alberta Construction Safety Association, and how a career as a safety leader makes an impact on the lives of construction workers everywhere.
The Steps to Success
There are several steps to take to achieve your NCSO™ designation. First, you must pre-qualify and register for the program as soon as possible in your training program. Click on the flowchart below and determine your path to successfully achieving your NCSO™.
To register in the National Construction Safety Officer™ (NCSO™) program, submit the NCSO™ application form to email@example.com.
This program will enable participants to:
- Assist management in the administration, implementation and maintenance of a health & safety management system.
- Identify and review various health & safety concerns specific to the worksite.
- Communicate effectively with government, management and workers regarding health & safety, on and off the job.
Contact Client Services in Edmonton, Calgary or Fort McMurray for course registration or click for online registrations.
An NCSO™ designation is considered to be an entry-level field position. Individuals with this designation may or may not have extensive safety experience in the field.
NCSO™ Program Outline
|Compulsory Courses (11)||Elective Courses (any 2)*|
*Fall Protection and Confined Space Entry and Monitor will continue to be accepted as electives if accredited by ESC/OSSA.
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 NCSO™ program, submit the NCSO™ application form via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Revised: Sept. 27, 2021