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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com.
Revised: Sept. 27, 2021
- NCSO™ Informational Booklet
- NCSO™ Application Form
- 2023 NCSO™ Prep Course & Exam Information and Application Package
- NCSO/NHSA™ Rewrite Exam Information and Application Package
- Letter of Experience Templates & Requirements
- LSE Proficiency Sample Forms
- NCSO™ Out of Province Application Form
- Frequently Asked Questions