National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO™) Program


Exams can be written at any of Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s test centres in Regina, Saskatoon, Prince Albert and Moose Jaw or through Remote Proctoring.

To verify your exam eligibility and be provided registration information, please email


Detailed NCSO™ Standards



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 of 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 & Prevention 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/Energy Safety Canada H2S Alive *
  • Heavy Construction Safety Association of Saskatchewan Ground Disturbance Levels 1 & 2


  • 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.


Along with the completed application form, PROOF OF THREE YEARS FIELD EXPERIENCE IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY MUST BE PROVIDED. The three years of experience must be within the last ten years – NO EXCEPTIONS. This shall be in the form of a 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.