NCSO / NHSA Designation

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The objective of the National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO™) program is to provide verification of a nationally recognized level of competency in relation to construction safety. The NCSO™ program will provide practical training in various construction safety management skills and principles.

Persons who achieve the
NCSO™ designation will have a combination of three years of practical construction experience; providing a valuable resource to management in the administration and implementation of a company's health and safety program.


The National Health and Safety Administrator (NHSA) designation provides formal, entry-level training to individuals who are active in the administration of their company’s health and safety program, but do not currently possess a minimum of three years construction safety related field experience. NHSA indicates to employers that the participant has practical and theoretical knowledge in various health and safety management skills and principles. An NHSA designation holder offers valuable administrative support to the company and NCSO™ in implementing and maintaining the company health and safety program. The NHSA designation is the first step towards a becoming a leader in the construction safety field!


NCSO™ / NHSA Exam Schedule


NCSO™ / NHSA Application Portal

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NCSO™ Email List

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NHSA Email List

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Other Training Competencies

The BCCSA recognizes that NCSO related competencies can be acquired through training delivered by other agencies. Individuals who have achieved specific OHS credentials will be granted training recognition for select BCCSA courses with proof of credentials. Please see Page 4 of the Terms of Participation for more details.

Downloads & Links

Frequently Asked Questions

Terms of Participation

Code of Ethics

Approved Training Providers

Work Experience Letter (Template)

Work Experience (Template)

Safety Proficiency Assignment

Exam Study Guide

Provincial Exam Blueprint

National Exam Blueprint

List of Qualified NCSOs


'Hiring a Health and Safety Practitioner' by CSSE

Program Sponsorship 

For Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants seeking sponsorship funding for the NCSO / NHSA designation, please utilize the resources below. The information package provides an overview of the designations, steps to achieve NCSO / NHSA, a cost breakdown, and the step-by-step process for preparing and submitting your sponsorship letter. The planning tool is designed to help you map out your clients training needs, desired course dates, and overall costs. 

Please note that these files are assistance tools only. Course requirements, program eligibility and class availability must be confirmed with the BCCSA prior to submitting any sponsorship letters. 

NCSO / NHSA Program Information for Sponsorship 
NCSO / NHSA Sponsorship Planning Tool 

1.  Compulsory Courses

BCCSA Specific Training

Compulsory Training (Offered by an Approved Training Provider - Click here to see list)

2.  Elective Courses

BCCSA Specific Training

Elective Training (Offered by an Approved Training Provider - Click here to see list)

  • Utility Locating Specialist Training (3 days)

  • Confined Space Entry/Monitor (1 day)

  • Respiratory Protection and Fit Tester (3.5 hours)

  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods Online (2 hours)

Upon completion of the mandatory courses, two electives, completion of a safety proficiency assignment and submission of experience documentation an individual may submit their application to write the final examination required to obtain the designation of National Construction Safety Officer.

The NCSO™ designation expires after three years. To maintain your designation, you will be required to submit updated copies of any completed certificates that have expired from the date you receive your designation.

NCSO™ Provincial and National Exams

Examination dates are scheduled based on demand.  Once your application is submitted and approved, you will receive dates to register for the exam.

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