Qualified Health & Safety Officer (QHSO)
Qualified Health & Safety Officer (QHSO)TM Designation
The Qualified Safety Representative (QSR)™ designation is changing to
Qualified Health & Safety Officer (QHSO)™ designation.
The Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships believes that education is the key to improving the health and safety at work sites in Alberta. The Qualified Safety Representative (QSR)™ designation was developed in 2007 by Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships to provide OHS professionals, or persons wanting to be leaders in OHS, with a career development path.
AASP has continued to develop modules that will provide individuals with a solid understanding of health and safety in the workplace and hopefully encourage participants to continue with more comprehensive health and safety and industry related training available on our web site.
Individuals who achieve a Qualified Health and Safety Officer (QHSO)™ designation will have completed the ten compulsory modules, two elective modules and will have written an overall comprehensive exam and passed with a minimum of 70%.
In doing so, individuals will have a complete understanding of safety responsibilities, expectations, and will be capable in assisting their employer in the management of an effective safety system. Individuals acquiring this level of training have a deeper knowledge base of safety systems which can add significant value to the effective management of their employers Health & Safety program and makes them more marketable.
To achieve a Qualified Health and Safety Officer (QHSO)™ designation the participant must complete 112 hours of training in the ten compulsory modules. The hours per module breakdown as follows:
Module 1: Guide to Develop an OH&S Management System (16 hours)
Module 2: Alberta OHS Legislation Essentials (4 hours)
Module 3: Joint Work Site HS Committee / HS Representative Training (8 hours)
Module 4: Workplace Inspections (4 hours)
Module 5: Hazard Assessment and Methods of Control (4 hours)
Module 6: Accident / Incident Investigation (8 hours)
Module 7: Ability Management (8 hours)
Module 8: Understanding Workplace Violence and Harassment (8 hours)
Module 13: Fatigue Management (8 hours)
Module 12: Health and Safety Auditor Training & Certification (32 hours)
Includes the following required resources:
+ Auditor Interpretation Guide
+ Mandatory: AuditSoft Application Overview
Elective Modules (two must be chosen):
Module 9: Road Safety & Emergency Preparedness – Coming Soon (8 hours)
Module 10: Managing Contractors in the Workplace (8 hours)
Module 11: Being a Leader – Roles of an Effective Supervisor (8 hours)
Regularly priced at
Save up to $1,572*
*This is a 67% saving through the CAJG Grant program
Ensure that you include your electives and reference the Certification or Designation you are requesting a quote for
More on the Canadian Alberta Job Grant (CAJG)
Important Governmental Administrative requirements (you can read more here)
- Training cannot start before the application approval date
- Training must start within six months of the approval date; and
- Training must be completed within 52-weeks from the start date of the first training module
- Payment for the program is in Full upfront prior to commencement of training
- The Training Completion form must be submitted within 30 days following the last day of the course
- Employers may choose to receive two payment instalments by contacting the Canada-Alberta Job Grant team.