NCSO 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.

NCSO™ Application Portal

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NCSO™ Email List

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Downloads & Links

NCSO™ Frequently Asked Questions

NCSO™ Terms of Participation

NCSO™ Code of Ethics

Approved Training Providers

Work Experience Letter (Template)

Work Experience (Template)

NCSO™ Safety Proficiency Assignment

NCSO™ Exam Study Guide

NCSO™ Provincial Exam Blueprint

NCSO™ National Exam Blueprint

CSS Certificate Holder List 2016


'Hiring a Health and Safety Practitioner' by CSSE

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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