National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO)
The primary objective of this program is to combine formal training with the individual's personal field experience. An NCSO provides a valuable resource to management in the administration and implementation of the company's Health & Safety Program.

Certification indicates that the participant has practical knowledge in various construction-related Health & Safety management skills and principles.


➔ Requirements
The participant must have a minimum of 3 years field experience in the construction industry to receive certification as an NCSO.

To obtain NCSO status, you must successfully complete certification in 13 of the courses listed in the NCSO information package.
➔ Acquired Skills
This program will enable participants to:
  • Assist management in the administration, implementation and maintenance of a Health & Safety management system
  • Identify and review various Health & Safety concerns specific to the worksite
  • Communicate effectively with government, management and workers regarding Health & Safety, on and off the job
Contact Registrations in Edmonton, Calgary or Fort McMurray for course registration. For online registrations click here.
➔ Program Outline
Compulsory Courses (11)
  • Principles of Health & Safety Management
  • Auditor Training Program (Certificate of completion)
  • Leadership for Safety Excellence (LSE Proficiency level certified)
  • WHMIS Train-the-trainer
  • Construction Safety Administration *
  • Basic Instructional Techniques
  • Prime Contractor
  • Confined Space Entry/Monitor
  • Alberta Legislation Awareness
  • Construction Safety Training System (CSTS) or
    Roadbuilders Construction Safety Training System (RSTS) or
    Pipeline Construction Safety Training (PCST)
  • Standard First Aid - Two (2) day training (the ACSA does not provide First Aid training please visit the Alberta Employment, Immigration and Industry website for approved First Aid training facilities)

    Provide a copy of your current Standard First Aid certificate to be put on your ACSA file.
Elective Courses (any 2)
  • Flag Train-the-trainer
  • TDG Train-the-trainer
  • Back Injury Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Construction Environmental Awareness
  • Effective Claims Management
  • Safe Trenching, Excavation & Ground Disturbance
  • Fall Protection Planning
  • Safety Culture - Roadmap to "Zero"
  • Alberta Temporary Traffic Control
  • Alberta Temporary Traffic Control - Field Applications
  • CCA Mould Awareness
  • Scaffolding Awareness
  • Light Duty Vehicle - Driver Improvement
* Principles of Health & Safety Management, Auditor Training, Leadership for Safety Excellence, and WHMIS Train-the-Trainer courses must all be completed prior to registration in the Construction Safety Administration course.

NOTE: The participant must submit a Letter of Experience from their employer(s) verifying a minimum of 3 years field experience in the construction industry.