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The National Health and Safety Administrator (NHSA™) program 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 the minimum of three years’ construction field experience that is required to achieve the NCSO® designation.

The NHSA™ designation indicates to employers that the participant has practical and theoretical knowledge in various health and safety management skills and principles.

An NHSA™ provides valuable assistance to employers and their NCSO®(s) in the administration and implementation of the company’s health and safety program. The NHSA™ designation is the first step toward a becoming a leader in the construction safety field!

Getting started

To learn more about the requirements for achieving the NHSA™ designation, take a look at our terms of participation document.

The requirements for achieving the NHSA™ designation are:

Complete the NHSA™ Designation Enrollment Form

Complete the NHSA™ Designation Enrollment Form

Complete 10 compulsory courses

All compulsory courses are available through CSAM’s classroom training:

CSAM will grant equivalency for training taken with our affiliated associations through the CFCSA or Industry Based Safety Programs (IBSP) in Manitoba, but courses must meet the intent of the mandatory requirements.

Upon completion of the first course, you will receive a Learner ID. Using the Learner ID, you can activate your online client portal account on the online client portal.

Once you activate your online client portal account, you will be able to track your training progress and register for required courses via the online portal.

Here’s a tutorial video to help you get started with the online client portal:


Complete two elective courses

To fulfill requirements, elective courses must be provided by CSAM or a recognized provider and take a minimum duration of four hours.

Courses taken at any of the CSAM conferences or at a recognized training provider can be submitted for review and, if accepted, they will apply toward the elective requirements.

Online training

Any two online courses will equal one elective course. Applicants can take up to four online courses. Our full list of online courses is available here.

Write the national exams

A minimum exam score of 75 per cent is required.

Once you have completed the training requirements please email nhsa@constructionsafety.ca to schedule to write the NHSA™ exam.

If you need help keeping track of your progress, download our requirements aid document.

For more information

If you have any questions or require assistance, email nhsa@constructionsafety.ca.