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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 to achieving the NHSA™, take a look at our terms of participation document. To get started, follow the steps below. If you need help keeping track of your progress, download our requirements aid document.

Log into the online client portal


To log into the online client portal, you will need a Learner ID. To obtain this, contact CSAM by emailing safety@constructionsafety.ca or calling 204-775-3171 in Winnipeg or 204-728-3456 in Brandon.

Once you activate your online client portal account, you can complete your NHSA™ application.

You will also be able to track your training progress and register for required courses via the online portal. Take a look below for information on the required compulsory and elective courses.

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.

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.

Online training

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

Write the provincial and national exams

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

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

For more information

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