Classroom Training

WHMIS 2015 Train the Trainer

This one-day course is designed for individuals responsible in delivering Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training as well as maintaining their company’s WHMIS 2015 program.  The course content provides theoretical information based on three components of WHMIS 2015 – worker education, labels, and SDSs including relevant legislation related to GHS changes.  Upon completion of the class, participants will receive the tools required to effectively train WHMIS 2015 enabling them to inform employers and workers about the hazardous materials they work with on the job. 

All companies that use hazardous materials are required by law to have a WHMIS program in place.  As of June 2016, the SCSA offers WHMIS Train the Trainer.  As of January 1, 2018 online WHMIS Train the Trainer will be accepted.

This event contains 8 technical hours and may be eligible for BCRSP CM points. See the BCRSP website at for CM point criteria.


To provide participants with:

  • Knowledge and certification to conduct site specific WHMIS 2015 training internally
  • Knowledge to develop site-specific programs to fulfill legislative requirements
  • Knowledge to use WHMIS 2015 to protect the health and safety of everyone on a worksite
  • Knowledge to evaluate worker competency through an exam



  • Identifying warning symbols
  • Proper labeling on controlled products
  • Different types of labels

Safety Data Sheets (SDSs)

  • Information required on an SDS and its significance
  • When an SDS is required for hazardous substances

Worker Education

Trainers are taught to:

  • Effectively relay the proper meaning of WHMIS 2015 information to workers.
  • Educate on how workers can use WHMIS 2015 information to protect their health and safety on the worksite as well as others. 
  • Identifying warning symbols
  • Proper labeling on controlled products
  • Different types of labels


If you have WHMIS (1988) Train the Trainer to recertify for WHMIS 2015 Train the Trainer you must come take the one day WHMIS 2015 Train the Trainer course. WHMIS (1988) Train the Trainer will not be recognized after Dec 1 , 2018.

This course includes a written component requiring a minimum 80% to receive certification.  Participants who successfully meet the course requirements will be issued a WHMIS 2015 Train-the-Trainer certificate and passport sticker. 

To maintain WHMIS 2015 certification, qualified trainers must complete one of the two options before the three (3) year expiration date.

  • Option 1:  challenge the WHMIS 2015 exam achieving a minimum 80%, or  
  • Option 2:  attend the one day WHMIS 2015 Train-the-Trainer course (this step is required every six years)