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!

To learn more about the requirements to achieving the NHSA™, take a look at our terms of participation document. To get started, follow the steps below


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

Elective options from CSAM include:

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.

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.


Any two online courses will equal one elective course. A maximum of two online courses will be accepted. Our full list of online courses is available here.


The exam fee exam is $50. A minimum exam score of 80 per cent is required.

Exam dates for 2020 are available in both Winnipeg and Brandon:

  • June 10, 2020 *Deadline for submitting documentation is June 3rd, 2020
  • September 16, 2020 *Deadline for submitting documentation is September 9th, 2020
  • December 9, 2020 *Deadline for submitting documentation is December 2nd, 2020

If you are ready to write the NHSA™ exam, you will need to email prior to the document submission deadline to register.


If you have any questions or require assistance, email