Programs

National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO™) Program

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*** NEW NCSO STANDARDS – EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 ***

* Please note that there are New NCSO Standards. For detailed information, please visit: http://www.scsaonline.ca/ncso-updates

NCSO Exam dates:

  • September 15 – Regina
  • September 29 – Saskatoon
  • October 27 – Regina
  • November 24 – Saskatoon
  • December 15 – Regina

Note: If there is sufficient demand for the exam, additional dates will be added as needed.

SCSA NCSO Program Changes NCSO Effective Sept. 1, 2017 NCSO Since Nov. 2015 CSO Prior to Nov. 2015
Application with letter(s) verifying three years construction field experience within the last ten years – NO EXCEPTIONS

NOTE: Journeyman certification must also be accompanied by letter(s) verifying 3 years construction field experience within the last ten years.
Previously Not Required

SCSA will be grandfathering previously accepted experience
Previously Not Required

SCSA will be grandfathering previously accepted experience
Compulsory Courses (10), Elective Courses (2) and Proficiencies Requirements (2)

Two year transition timeframe to renew training
(Sept. 1, 2017 - Aug. 31, 2019)
Previously Not Required

Two year transition timeframe to meet new training standards
(Sept. 1, 2017 - Aug. 31, 2019)
NCSO written exam Previously Not Required
Will be effective Sept. 1, 2017
Previously Not Required
Will be effective Sept. 1, 2017
NCSO three year certificate with NCSO logo Previously Not Required
Will be effective Sept. 1, 2017
Previously Not Required
Will be effective Sept. 1, 2017
Maintenance requirements prior to renewal Previously Not Required
Will be effective Sept. 1, 2017
Previously Not Required
Will be effective Sept. 1, 2017
Reciprocity Recognition & Provincial Legislative Exam Previously Not Required
Will be effective Sept. 1, 2017
Previously Not Required
Will be effective Sept. 1, 2017

 

National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO™) Program

The objective of the National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) program is to combine formal training with an individual's personal field experience. The NCSO designation meets the national standard requirements and verifies that a person has met the training, practical application, years of experience and written performance measurements set out by the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA). Persons who achieve the NCSO certification are a valuable resource to management in the administration and implementation of a company's health and safety management system. This entry-level certification indicates a practical knowledge in various construction safety management skills and principles. Individuals may or may not have extensive safety experience.

Compulsory Courses:

Please Note: We will also grant equivalency for training taken with our sister associations that are members of the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA), with the exception of Safety Auditor Training for the COR® Program.

Elective Courses (any two):

  • SCSA Fall Protection Training
  • WorkSafe Saskatchewan Level 1 & 2 Occupational Health Committee Training
  • Danatec Transportation of Dangerous Goods *
  • St. John's Ambulance or Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid/CPR *
  • Enform H2S Alive *

Exam:

  • Nationally Recognized NCSO Exam *** (EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2017)

All courses and proficiencies must be completed and maintained to be eligible to write the nationally recognized NCSO exam.

* Proof of re-certification must be submitted every three (3) years.
** Proof of re-certification must be submitted every five (5) years.
*** Proof of NCSO maintenance requirements must be submitted every three (3) years.

Application

Along with the completed application form, PROOF OF THREE YEARS FIELD EXPERIENCE IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY MUST BE PROVIDED. The three years experience must be within the last ten years – NO EXCEPTIONS. This shall be in the form of letter(s) from current and/or former employers certifying you have met the experience requirement.

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Please note: Program requirements and fees subject to change without notice.