Women in Safety Sponsorship Program

Applications Now Closed

Thank you for your interest in the Women in Safety Sponsorship. Due to an overwhelming response, all available sponsorships for the NCSO/NHSA designations are now filled and we are no longer accepting applications. Learn more about advancing your career in safety with an NCSO or NHSA designation.

Elevate Your Career in Construction Safety with Our Women in Safety Sponsorship

Are you a woman looking to grow your career in construction safety with a National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) or National Health and Safety Administrator (NHSA) designation? Then Your ACSA encourages you to apply for the Women in Safety Sponsorship. This initiative supports women looking to advance their careers in safety in the construction industry by offering sponsorship funding for the NCSO/NHSA programs.

Applicants approved for sponsorship will be reimbursed for course costs upon completion of their NCSO/NHSA designation. Review the criteria below to find out if you’re eligible to apply. 

Funding for this sponsorship has been provided through creative sentencing. In cases where a company’s non-compliance with Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) legislation leads to a fatality or serious incident, creative sentencing may be applied. This redirects financial penalties, originally designated as fines, towards third-party entities like ACSA to actively advance OH&S. These redirected funds are channelled into projects like this one, which provides women an opportunity to enhance their development and leadership skills in construction safety.  

For more information on these designations, visit our NCSO and NHSA web pages.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria to apply for sponsorship funding: 

  • Identify as a woman and reside and work in the province of Alberta.
  • Successfully complete all requirements of the designation before receiving a reimbursement. (Reimbursement includes the total cost incurred for the 13 required courses, related materials, as well as the administrative fee for the exam to complete either the NCSO or NHSA designation up to a maximum of $1650.)
  • Complete the designation within six months of sponsorship approval. If unable to complete the designation within six months, recipients can apply in writing for a six-month extension.
  • Only new course registrations qualify for sponsorship funding.
  • Submit an essay, in writing or via video submission, on “How being granted this sponsorship could positively impact their life and help them achieve their goals”.
  • If you are applying for sponsorship of the NCSO designation you will need to provide proof of three years experience in the construction field.
  • Sponsorship is restricted to individuals and not extended to employers.

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